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  • Young man gets 30 years for killing father in Tennessee

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    (AP) GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A young man has pleaded guilty to killing his father as jury selection was set to begin for his trial in East Tennessee. The Greeneville Sun (http://bit.ly/2dl5hSA) reports 18-year-old Zachary Thomas Blanchard was sentenced to 30 ...

  • US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study. The U.S. pledged to reduce its ...

  • Despite Alexandria vote, little chance statue will be moved

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    (AP) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Several state lawmakers in Virginia say it's very unlikely a 127-year-old Confederate statue in Alexandria's Old Town will be moved elsewhere. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2d3mONn ) reports that Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg met with the president ...

  • Ex-Verizon worker accused for selling customer phone records

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    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alabama say a former Verizon Wireless technician used the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and sold them to an unnamed private investigator. ...

  • Greek unions criticize powerful new privatization fund

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek labor unions say they are backing strikes and protests against a plan to place major state assets under the control of a new privatization fund to be headed by bailout creditors. The fund called the ...

  • Maine governor's drug arrests 'binder' is released

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    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has released documents he said he used for the basis of his assertion that blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of heroin trafficking arrests in his state. The 148-page binder includes ...

  • Elko real estate agent named president of trade association

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    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko real estate agent is not the head of a statewide trade association. The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2cyhd2O ) that Greg Martin of Coldwell Banker Algerio/Q-Team Realty has been named president of the ...

  • The Latest: Kerry urges young Colombians to embrace peace

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    (AP) CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local): 10:20 a.m U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging young Colombians to embrace the country's peace process for the sake ...

  • Europe bank head calls markets 'resilient' after Brexit vote

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    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The president of the European Central Bank says both markets and the economy have been "resilient" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. But Mario Draghi cautioned members of the European Parliament ...

  • Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest public school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of its voting members ...

  • Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator. The park service said in a statement Monday that the monument will remain closed until its elevator control ...

  • Court moves case over dressing room video past arbitration

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that owners of a Las Vegas Strip nightclub secretly filmed female burlesque dancers in their dressing room and distributed the images has passed a preliminary legal hurdle. A Nevada Supreme Court panel ruled ...

  • Memorial to confront South's troubled history of lynchings

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    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city known for being the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become the site of a privately funded memorial to black lynching victims in the United States. The nonprofit group Equal Justice ...

  • Liz Weston: Your Money Secrets Are Killing You

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) Writer Neal Gabler broke the don't-talk-about-money taboo this spring with an Atlantic article, "The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans." Now he wants everyone to start talking. "The idea of not being successful financially in America is such a stigma," says ...

  • Israeli consortium signs gas deal with Jordan

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Delek Group, one of the developers of the country's biggest natural gas reservoir, says it has signed a deal to sell gas to neighboring Jordan. The agreement announced Monday would provide 45 billion cubic meters (1.6 ...

  • Suburban NY police prep for presidential debate

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    (AP) HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Demonstrators are expected at Hofstra University for Monday night's showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but police are keeping them at a distance from the debate hall. Police are setting up a designated protest area ...

  • Kuwait activist ordered detained for critical Tweets

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    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwaiti media says an activist has been ordered detained for 21 days after posting critical comments about the government on Twitter. The state-linked al-Qabas newspaper reported Monday that Kuwait's public prosecutor ordered Sara al-Drees be detained ...

  • Amnesty condemns verdict against Oman journalists, newspaper

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International has condemned an Oman court's decision to shut down the daily al-Zaman newspaper and jail three of its journalists, including its editor-in-chief, for reporting on alleged corruption within the judiciary. The rights ...

  • Court asks judges to respond to Louisiana sheriff's claims

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is asking two judges to respond to a petition by a Louisiana sheriff who claims another judge was improperly removed from his criminal case without explanation. A letter Monday from the 5th ...

  • Eldorado Resorts plans $50 million in Reno casino upgrades

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Eldorado Resorts has announced plans to make more than $50 million in improvements at its three casinos in downtown Reno. Eldorado Chairman and CEO Gary Carano said Monday the plans include the renovation of 4,100 guest ...

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