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  • Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will kill him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. In a video that appeared on social media, a...

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes. The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media...

  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, hundreds of activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan's financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was...

  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter revealed during a live on-air segment that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug ahead of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of pot in Alaska. After reporting on the...

  • US stocks fall as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy is slowing down. Energy stocks had...

  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about the Internet company's future in the wake of last week's record-setting Wall Street debut by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Silicon Valley-based Yahoo reaped more than $9 billion from selling some...

  • Native Americans seek dismissal of Redskins' suit

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed against them over the team's nickname. The Native Americans, who are members of five different tribes throughout the U.S., earlier won a trademark dispute with the U.S....

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S....

  • Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army soldier accused of sprinting across the White House lawn and into the executive mansion was heavily armed when he was arrested by Virginia state troopers after a traffic stop in July. Wythe County Deputy Commonwealth Attorney David Saliba said Monday that Omar J....

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the...

  • Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani's 42-minute audio statement, which appeared...

  • New company running National Guard support program

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families won praise from a Defense Department official Monday as it transitions to new management. The 7-year-old program helps individuals and families with suicide prevention, mental health care,...

  • Tax refunds imminent as Colo. economy improves

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's growing economy means tax refunds are on the horizon for residents. State economists told lawmakers Monday that projections for tax collections continue increasing and they need to start budgeting for refunds mandated by Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. It calls...

  • Computer bungle leads to Mexico child porn arrest

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer. Federal prosecutors in Jalisco state said the man was using...

  • Homelessness increases among school children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools. Education Department statistics released Monday say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increase from the previous school year. A vast...



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