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  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists were being...

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary...

  • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The U.S. Central Command said it conducted a...

  • Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album. The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise "Songs of Freedom" release by the company. Apple gave the album to 500 million...

  • Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in...

  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Fighting around the eastern city's...

  • Tot in stroller struck by vehicle on Long Island

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller was injured when she was hit by a vehicle. It happened while the stroller was crossing William Floyd Parkway at the intersection of Montauk Highway in Shirley at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. Police say the...

  • Douglass portrait unveiled in Md. governor's house

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A full-length portrait of Frederick Douglass is now the first painting of an African-American to go on display in the Maryland governor's mansion. The portrait of the 19th century abolitionist was unveiled Monday night inside Government House, which is the name of the...

  • Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated .

  • Brown purges immigration initiative from state law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill deleting unenforceable provisions of a state law that denied social services to immigrants who are in California illegally. Brown's office on Monday announced he had signed SB396, which purges remnants of a 1994 voter-approved ballot...

  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri....

  • Margaritaville Casino announces Monday shut down

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The end came a bit earlier than expected for a Gulf Coast Casino. Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi had already announced plans to shut down by this coming Friday. But casino officials announced that the casino was shutting down Monday night. Allen Godfrey, executive...

  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two.

  • What did top officials know about Healthcare.gov's 'high risk' security flaws?

    Top Obama administration officials were notified well in advance of the Affordable Care Act website’s “massive security risks” and they allowed the site to be released on the public regardless, documents released Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show. “These are more...

  • State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency.



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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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