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  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing...

  • Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll

    BEIRUT (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, making it one of the worst death tolls in the country's civil war, opposition activists said Monday. The report reflects a recent surge in...

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight...

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign Minister Pavlo...

  • MidSouth Bancorp reports earnings increase

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — MidSouth Bancorp Inc. reported its second-quarter earnings rose to $3.9 million, or 34 cents per share, compared to $3.3 million, or 29 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1pmg0IS ) that Lafayette-based MidSouth's...

  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers The deal...

  • Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales...

  • Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase patrols beginning Friday....

  • Cuomo backs breakaway Democratic Senate leader

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing the leader of a breakaway faction of Democrats in the New York state Senate following his vow to return to the party fold. Cuomo formally endorsed Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein on Monday. Klein leads a five-member group of Senate Democrats who...

  • Illinois coal exports down slightly in 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S. The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says that about 12 million tons of Illinois coal was exported in 2013. That's down slightly from the...

  • Carpentersville man pleads guilty to bomb threats

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A Carpentersville made has pleaded guilty to making bomb threats against court facilities in Kane County last year. The Kane County state's attorney said Monday that 22-year-old Akiel W. Davis pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of unlawful possession of a stolen...

  • Hugo Gurdon named Editorial Director of the Washington Examiner

    Hugo Gurdon, editor in chief of The Hill, has been hired as editorial director of the Washington Examiner.

  • Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the...

  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr holiday is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to...



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