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  • Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

    1 minute ago

    (AP) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar. Kerry was meeting on Monday with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation ...

  • Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

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    (AP) BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, who was re-elected last month, said in a televised address ...

  • Katie Ledecky improves her own swimming world record in 1,500-meter freestyle to 15:27.71

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky improves her own swimming world record in 1,500-meter freestyle to 15:27.71.

  • Manhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shooting

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt is underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn faces a first-degree murder charge in ...

  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son. Shin Dong-bin, 60, ...

  • Greece: Stock market reopens with 22 percent loss

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange are suffering huge losses of over 22 percent after the market reopened for the first time in more than a month. The main index plunged early Monday after the country's ...

  • Saudi king leaves France after 8 days of beach controversy

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after eight days of controversy surrounding the public beach that was closed at his arrival. Jean-Noel Falcou, a town councilor in Vallauris who had mounted ...

  • Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha has killed and wounded dozens of people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and ...

  • GOP candidates woo donors, Koch warns government must shrink

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Five Republican presidential candidates wooed donors at a weekend retreat where billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if conservatives don't rally others to their cause by demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government "History ...

  • Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. Bush, a leading Republican ...

  • Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how. Rivera, at a TV critics' meeting Sunday to promote her upcoming ...

  • Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said. Wildfires were also burning ...

  • Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which ...

  • 5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the ...

  • Loyd starting to feel more comfortable in the WNBA

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuisances of the WNBA. The league's top pick in this season's draft started out the season slowly, only scoring in double figures once in her first eight games. ...

  • New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught. The small blasts just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants ...

  • Democrats happy with Obama outreach as they weigh Iran deal

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. A handful of key Democrats stepped forward to support the accord within ...

  • 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events. The women, one 18 years old and the ...

  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama's unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, ...

  • How the AP-GfK poll on water was conducted

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) The Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was ...

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