BEIJING ? China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
The third quarter figures, released Tuesday, put China on course for annual growth somewhat lower than the 7.5 percent targeted by leaders, though they have indicated there is wiggle-room in their plan. The world's No. 2 economy grew 7.5 percent from a year earlier in the previous quarter and 7.4 percent in the first quarter.
BLACKSTONE, Mass. ? The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month is to be torn down.
The Board of Health in the city of Blackstone ordered the demolition, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday and expected to take two days.
Erika Murray, the woman who lived in the house with four children and her longtime boyfriend was being held on $1 million bail on charges including fetal death concealment. She has pleaded not guilty.
Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82, following a lengthy battle with cancer, and stars from Hollywood and beyond have taken to social media to pay their respects to the style icon.
De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen.
FAIRFAX, Va. ? Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.
A Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County on Monday handed up the new indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, who is already in custody in the case of Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore who disappeared Sept. 13.
The possible move emerged as the organization unveiled a multi-year partnership with China's Ministry of Education to develop sports educational in China.
The education deal is expected to provide enhanced fitness and basketball training to at least 3 million school and college students by 2017.
PRETORIA, South Africa ? Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.
However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic athlete's sentence provides for a maximum of five years in prison and Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.