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  • 17-year-old cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

    DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a Dallas girl whose body was found in a vacant apartment was arrested on a capital murder charge Monday in her death, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno was being held without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for him. He also faces an...

  • Police arrest suspected 'No Boundary Bank Robber'

    CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police have arrested a 31-year-old man they believe is the "No Boundary Bank Robber." A Monday statement from the town of Cicero says its officers arrested Rodrigo Medellin Sunday afternoon following a short car and foot chase. Authorities say the...

  • LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal to hike the wage from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017. The proposal will need City Council approval but it was praised by...

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food...

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which is...

  • Uruguay: Guantanamo prisoner transfer not imminent

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday. The Pentagon had given the U.S. Congress a legally...

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate...

  • Obama tries to stoke union support for Dems this fall

    President Obama signaled the start of the fall campaign season with a Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, a deeply polarized state at the epicenter of a recent fight over the power of government worker unions.

  • Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said. Two power plants in the Gillette area are being offered as potential...

  • Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded...

  • Health care leads San Juan County to consider cuts

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new law that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes. The county has already frozen or abolished dozens of...

  • 2 men sue over Nevada trapping regulations

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two men have sued Nevada wildlife commissioners, saying current trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of "non-target" animals including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions. Donald Molde of Reno and Mark Smith of Incline Village, in their lawsuit...

  • 2 tasty creations win State Fair of Texas honors

    DALLAS (AP) — A Cajun creation and funnel cake flavored beer have won the culinary competition ahead of this year's State Fair of Texas. Fair officials in Dallas on Monday announced the winners for the Best Tasting and Most Creative new foods at the expo. The Best Tasting Award was won by a...

  • Cubs honor Jackie Robinson West little leaguers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are tipping their hats to a championship team at Wrigley Field: The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. The team that won the national Little League championship game before falling to South Korea in the world championship game was honored on Monday. The Cubs wore...



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