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  • Building collapses in Paris suburb after explosion

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said around 10 people were evacuated from the...

  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A military spokesman and a lawmaker say Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen have broken a two-month siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said Sunday that forces...

  • 3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. The overnight violence has...

  • National Symphony to host free concert at Capitol

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Labor Day weekend concert at the Capitol. The free concert is scheduled for Sunday evening on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The grounds open at 3 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Conductor Steven Reineke will...

  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, saying it would create a "chaotic society" in a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. The legislature's powerful Standing Committee...

  • Somalia: Extremists attack high security prison

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says heavily armed suspected Islamic militants have attacked a high security prison in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that armed men on Sunday morning invaded the Godka Jilacow prison, which also serves as a key interrogation...

  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area. The country's meteorological agency described the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five...

  • Pregnant woman in New York hamlet fatally shot

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County police say a pregnant woman was found shot outside her Long Island residence east of New York City and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say they responded to a call of gunshots about 8:40 p.m. Saturday and found the woman unresponsive...

  • Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month's UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year. Mohammad Javad Zarif's remarks come amid a slight diplomatic warming between...

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked...

  • Gov. Quinn announces $14.4 million in park grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south side and south suburbs. Projects include a $2.1 million grant for an expansion of the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City, a $2 million...

  • Quinn announces opening of Algonquin bypass

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that the Algonquin bypass will be opening Sept. 4 after three years of construction on the project. The bypass is a new, four-lane segment of Illinois Route 31 that aims to increase mobility in and around the Fox Valley area. The...

  • It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

    TOKYO (AP) — Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite Doraemon (who really is a cat) has a daily quiz in a national newspaper....

  • Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese soldiers

    BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's state news agency said Sunday. The men were taken hostage when militants from Syria took over the Lebanese border town of Arsal for five days...

  • German security official warns of terror threat

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks. Hans-Georg Maassen told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sunday that there was an "increased abstract threat" of attacks in Germany. Unlike...



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