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  • Barrick buys Randgold to create world's largest gold miner

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion. Investors will get 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they ...

  • EU takes action against UK over customs duties

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking further legal steps against Britain over its alleged failure to effectively prevent customs duties fraud, which is hurting the EU's budget. Against the backdrop of stalled Brexit talks, the EU Commission said ...

  • Georgia men could avoid death in kidnap-slaying of couple

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia men are expected to plead guilty to kidnapping and killing a pregnant woman and her fiancé while they were out on parole for other killings. WAGA-TV reports the Fulton County District Attorney's office says Andre ...

  • Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to ...

  • Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will ...

  • UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400. Thousands of British public health patients — many of them ...

  • The Latest: Trump told of new allegations against Kavanaugh

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:50 a.m. President Donald Trump was told about the new sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh in the New Yorker hours before the explosive publication Sunday, ...

  • Thai military gov't head interested in staying in politics

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's military government has declared he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's ...

  • Gaza refugee agency staff on strike over cutbacks, firings

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency have suspended services for a day to protest pay cuts and dismissals. Schools, clinics, and food distributions were halted on Monday as UNRWA's 13,000 Palestinian employees ...

  • Air Force reservist faces sentencing in child rape case

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Dover Air Force Base reservist who impregnated a 14-year-old girl is facing sentencing for child rape. Thirty-four-year-old Staff. Sgt. Byron White was to appear in court for sentencing Monday. White pleaded guilty on the ...

  • Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come true

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister has said the United States will not succeed in its plans to halt Iranian crude exports even as he acknowledged that South Korea has stopped buying oil from Tehran, Iranian media reported on ...

  • 5 suspected rebels, India soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's army says five suspected militants and a soldier have been killed in fighting near the highly militarized de facto frontier that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Army spokesman Col. Rajesh ...

  • Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes ...

  • UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition party took a step at its annual conference toward backing a new referendum on Brexit — but stopped short of saying the vote should include an option not to leave the European Union at ...

  • EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to take Poland to its top court, the European Court of Justice, over disagreements on the overhaul of the Polish judicial system, a move criticized as a violation of Western democratic standards. ...

  • Soldier could get life in prison for chlorine gas explosion

    2 hours ago

    (AP) Sentencing is scheduled Monday for a soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near a U.S. Army base in Louisiana. Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, could get life in ...

  • Sanchez spark still missing for Manchester United

    2 hours ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — After a rare tournament-free summer and with a full preseason under his belt, Alexis Sanchez was expected to be a key performer for Manchester United in the early weeks of the Premier League. He'd be fresh while ...

  • Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Monday that it will supply the Syrian government with modern S-300 missile defense systems following last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that send regional tensions over the war-torn ...

  • Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as ideal for people who want the flexibility and independence ...

  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination WASHINGTON (AP) — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans ...

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