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Associated Press Headlines

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
    SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists....
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said....
  • Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges....
  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....
  • Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
    In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another....
  • State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
    BOSTON (AP) -- Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said....
  • Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges....
  • Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
    In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another....
  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis....
  • Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within three years, a move it says is not just about bad behavior but also equality....
  • Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating Iraqi military offensive in an area where the United States recently broadened its airstrike campaign....
  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
    SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists....
  • Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq....
  • Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic....
  • Libya rival backers reject outside interference
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The United Nations, the European Union and 13 countries, including those suspected of supporting rival sides in Libya, signed an agreement Monday that calls for an end to any "outside interference" in the country that is plagued by violence and torn between two governments and parliaments....
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said....
  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it health care law numerology....
  • Obama: Secret Service does a 'great job'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does "a great job." He says he is grateful for the "sacrifices" the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family....
  • US cracks down on companies moving overseas
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes....
  • Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates....
  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....
  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba....
  • US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday....
  • US existing home sales fall in August
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce....
  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale....
  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba....
  • A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data....
  • Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games....
  • Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday....
  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says....
  • Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun....
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska....
  • Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway....
  • Man breaks into Vermont police station
    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station....
  • Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers....
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