Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of ash-covered Mount Ontake in central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Saturday's eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.



Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender

Isa Qosja, director of Three windows and a Hanging, Kosovo’s first ever Oscar contender, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 31, 2014 in Kosovo capital Pristina. The movie, a harrowing tale about a village forced to come to terms with the raping of women by Serb forces during the 1998-99 Kosovo, seeks to tackle a sensitive issue that has largely been kept out of the spotlight for over a decade, Qosja said. Kosovo declared independence in 2008 but Serbia rejects the move. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced its independence from Serbia in 2008.



AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

Patrons wait in line for Hot Doug's gourmet hot dog stand to open Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Chicago. When owner Doug Sohn announced this year he was closing in October, there was little doubt that encased meat aficionados would turn up for one last sausage made of everything from escargot to foie gras to Portuguese linguisa. A line that starts forming deep into the night is lined with lawn chairs, card tables, poker chips, sleeping bags, favorite pillows, more than a few bottles of booze and anything else to help a couple hundred people get through a wait of eight, nine or ten hours. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste.



Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousands

LONDON (AP) — Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place.
Oops! UK council destroys Banksy immigration mural

In this released by banksy.co.uk on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 shows a mural by graffiti artist Bansky in Clacton-on-Sea England taken earlier this week. The local authority in Clacton-on-Sea is mortified after telling its workers to remove a mural it later realized was created by the internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy’s often satirical works have fetched up to $1.8 million at auction and his images have controversially been stripped from walls and sold for high prices. (AP Photo/banksy.co.uk) NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive Thursday after telling workers to destroy a mural they later realized was created by the internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.





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