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  • US stocks fall as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling as investors worry about new signs of weakness in China's economy. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 16 points, or 0.8...

  • 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. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that...

  • GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

    DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21. Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says in an Internet posting he received 143 death claims as of Friday. He has determined that 21 are eligible for...

  • Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in New York says he's ready to take legal action against New York City to force long-overdue reforms at its problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made the threat Monday after a published report said the city had given the...

  • U of I Foundation receives increase in donations

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois Foundation said Monday that it received $259.5 million in donations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 10.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. The money came from cash gifts, pledge payments, annuities, life-income gifts and...

  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say the United Nations Security Council is expected to pass a resolution requiring nations to prosecute their citizens who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations. The binding resolution would be part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the...

  • Clinton tells Dems to donate to House races

    Hillary Clinton on Monday put her name on fundraising emails sent out by the Democratic Party's House campaign arm, telling supporters the election "is an opportunity to shape our future."

  • Former Clinton operative jokes about sweatshop conditions of Hillary media defenders

    Paul Begala, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, thinks David Brock's team of ultra-dedicated Hillary defenders is hilarious.

  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine's National...

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces receiving western training

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iraqi commander in the western Anbar province says at least 40 soldiers were killed in recent suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants and another 68 have been captured. Lt. Gen. Rasheed Fleih provided the details on the dead and missing troops Monday. He...

  • Iran arrests 11 over insulting text messages

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian newspaper says 11 people have been arrested in the south after allegedly sending text messages deemed insulting to the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Haft-e-Sobh daily on Monday quoted Col. Ismaeil Mohebipour of the...

  • Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1. Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns...

  • Swiss bank UBS loses $1.4B bail appeal in France

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss bank UBS AG has failed to overturn a bail order for 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) set by a French court in a tax evasion and money laundering case. The Zurich-based bank said it was informed Monday of the appeals court decision, which it said failed to take into account...

  • Uber, Lyft restraining order eyed in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge is set to hear arguments from a group of taxi and limousine operators seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. Albuquerque District Judge Nancy Franchini is scheduled Monday to hear arguments in a temporary restraining order...

  • Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1. Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns...



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