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  • Mexican state confirms ICE detainee wanted for homicide

    An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and could not say when the crime occurred, but said it was an...

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  • Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. It's expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The plan would...

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  • Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancer

    Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia. Caleb Hammond's uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family brought him home to Oskaloosa, about 55...

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  • UN calls for funding to fuel essential facilities in Gaza

    The U.N. is making an urgent appeal for funds to provide emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip. The appeal Monday by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs called for donors to provide at least $4.5 million in order to keep about 250 hospitals, water...

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  • How to reset retirement plans to weather a downturn

    The older the current bull market gets, the more stories you're likely to read about how this is an awful time to retire. Yes, we're due for a correction that trims 20 percent or more from stock values. That could be a big problem for people taking withdrawals from investment portfolios,...

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  • Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

    Kentucky's Republican governor has lost another round in a legal fight over his efforts to require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits. A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday dismissed Gov. Matt Bevin's lawsuit seeking a ruling that his proposed changes to the state's...

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  • Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

    A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation. News outlets quote court records as saying 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and was sentenced Aug. 9 to 10 years in...

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  • German foreign minister honors Nazi victims at Auschwitz

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has labelled the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland as "hell on earth," during a visit Monday intended to ensure the atrocities committed by his nation more than seven decades ago are not forgotten. He was guided at the somber site in southern...

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  • Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

    Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni. There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the security forces chased...

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  • Islamic militants launch attacks in Chechnya, 5 killed

    Islamic militants launched a series of attacks Monday in Russia's southern province of Chechnya, leaving five young militants dead and several police officers wounded, officials said. The violence indicated the Islamist insurgency remains active in the mostly Muslim province despite...

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  • Pressure builds on Schumer before Kavanaugh meeting

    At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is a regular attendee, as are some other Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal organizations. The goal: figuring...

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  • Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activists

    A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. The pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen came less than a week after the second anniversary of Tep Vanny's...

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  • Wisconsin WR Cephus takes leave from team, expects charges

    Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus says he is taking a leave of absence from the team because he believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for an incident in April involving what he calls a "consensual relationship." In a tweet late Saturday, Cephus didn't...

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  • Texas priest disappears amid molestation allegations

    A Texas priest who's accused of molesting teens and stealing from his parish has gone missing. The Dallas Morning news reports that St. Cecilia Catholic Church officials believe the Rev. Edmundo Paredes may have fled to his native country of the Philippines. Bishop Edward Burns...

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  • Retailers, energy companies lead US stocks mostly higher

    U.S. stock indexes gave up some of an early gain and are mostly higher in morning trading Monday. Investors bid up shares in big department store chains and industrial companies. Energy stocks climbed along with the price of U.S. crude oil. Technology stocks lagged the market. KEEPING...

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  • Melania Trump addresses federal conference on cyberbullying

    Melania Trump encouraged technology and social media companies Monday to provide more opportunities for young people to share ideas for how to be good citizens online. Pressing forward with an effort to combat youth cyberbullying, the first lady said that while most children are more aware...

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  • 9 teenage migrants detained over riot in Greek facility

    Police in northern Greece have detained nine teenagers in a hostel for unaccompanied migrants, following a riot over allegedly poor food and internet services at the facility. Police said the trouble broke out Monday in the hostel in the eastern Thessaloniki district of Pylaia, where 30...

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  • Italy asks EU to find countries for 177 migrants

    The European Union is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Italy sought its help to deal with yet another migrant standoff with Malta. The Italian coast guard ship Diciotti has been sitting off Italy's Lampedusa island since rescuing the migrants last...

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  • UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

    A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 45 nautical miles off Croatia's coast said "luckily for her we saw...

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  • Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

    Poland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a Ukrainian human rights activist from all 26 countries in Europe's Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat. Critics are accusing the government of misusing the system to intimidate its opponents. The activist, Lyudmyla...

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  • Pope on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

    Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, seeking to respond to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged...

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  • Maryland to wear helmet sticker to honor Jordan McNair

    Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three...

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, following an upbeat finish last week, amid signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Investors were also weighing the latest...

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  • Transgender Pakistanis demand protection after killing

    Dozens of transgender people in Pakistan have held a protest demanding more protection after a transgender woman was shot dead and dismembered last week. The protesters gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club in the northwestern city on Monday, chanting "We want protection, we want respect...

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