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  • GOP pushes voters to the polls via Facebook app

    By using the "Voter to Voter" Facebook app, GOP voters pledge their support in the November elections, and then are prompted to challenge three other friends to do the same -- much like the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

  • Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say a Yemeni Shiite militia has occupied the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists and is setting up checkpoints across the capital after sweeping across the city. The Monday move against Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar...

  • UN in Libya: Rival groups agree to hold talks

    CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations mission in Libya says the country's rival groups have agreed to hold talks on September 29 for the first time since the latest surge of violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments. In a Sunday statement, the United Nations Support...

  • Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

    HOUSTON (AP) — German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the...

  • Maryland man charged in father's death after fight

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of his father during an argument. Howard County police say 46-year-old Deepak Gupta and his father, 68-year-old Nandal Gupta, got into a physical fight Sunday at their home in Laurel, just across the Prince...

  • 4 men held without bond in Chicago boy's death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four men charged last week in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after running from his Chicago home have been ordered held without bond. Charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antonio Smith are Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22,...

  • Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 Gaza war truce. They said the talks were being held on Monday behind closed doors at the Egyptian...

  • German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma Aldrich

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per share in cash for all of Sigma-Aldrich's shares — a premium of 37 percent over Friday's...

  • Police seek new leads in woman's 1984 slaying

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the murder of a woman whose body was found in a northern New York corn field 30 years ago. Authorities say Dawn Svocak (SHOH'-vak) was reported missing by her domestic partner after she failed to return...

  • Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State

    LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Writing on his Faith Foundation website, Blair...

  • Heavy rains trigger landslides in northeast India

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday. A senior police official in Meghalaya state said the deaths occurred in the northern part of the state. The rains also caused heavy...

  • Michigan attorney general sues over propane costs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is suing one propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter and has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company. Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) said in a statement Monday that the lawsuit against AmeriGas and agreement with...

  • Naver says no IPO for Line messenger app in 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Internet company Naver Corp. said Monday its popular Line instant messaging app won't go public on a stock exchange this year. Naver, which is Line's parent company, said in a regulatory filing that Line Corp. had ruled out going public in 2014. The...

  • 2 flights make emergency landings at DFW airport

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says two flights that originated in Dallas had to make emergency landings two minutes apart because of unrelated mechanical problems. Spokeswoman Laura Masivdal says no injuries were reported after the flights returned early Monday morning to Dallas-Fort Worth...

  • Woman dies in wrong-way crash on I-75 near Tampa

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A fatal, wrong-way crash has stopped traffic traveling southbound on Interstate 75. The crash happened early Monday near Dade City in Pasco County. The Florida Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old was driving north in the inside lane of I-75 around 4:35 a.m. Monday. She...



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