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  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. Five years ago, Arif and her husband left impoverished Madura Island,...

  • Residents may seek grant to track air quality

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — After years of dealing with thick dust, acrid smells and health problems, residents of a southeast Pascagoula neighborhood may soon know what's in their air. The Sun Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1sCmPFf) community leaders are working to secure an Environmental...

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

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

  • Cook County authorities probe animal hospital

    DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said. A Dolton officer discovered the dogs when he brought a stray to the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, Sheriff's Deputy Chief...

  • White House intruder expected to appear in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while...

  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants....

  • German employers struggle to find apprentices

    BERLIN (AP) — It's lunchtime at Tauro and the restaurant staff are bustling to keep up with orders for marinated pork ribs, spinach-filled crepes and chicken breast with ricotta and pine kernels. The 800-seat eatery caters to Berlin's affluent Prenzlauer Berg district and when the evening crush...

  • New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai planned to hold his first news conference later Monday after being announced by the country's election...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The Asian Games, a mini-Olympics for more than 10,000 athletes from 45 nations, kicked off Friday in Icheon, South Korea, with a lavish opening ceremony. Teams from the Far East to the Middle East are competing in 42 sports, including football and weightlifting, in which North Korea's Om Yun...

  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday. Numan Kurtulmus warned that the number could rise further but insisted that...

  • Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants

    LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants. Blair says in an essay on his Faith Foundation website that Western powers should be ready to commit ground forces, warning that "you cannot uproot this...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • Carhartt celebrates 125th birthday with beer tour

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan-based clothing maker Carhartt is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a cold one. The Dearborn company plans to kick off a national beer tour Monday in nearby Detroit. In honor of its birthday, Carhartt partnered with New Holland Brewing to make a commemorative beer,...

  • German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at four of Amazon.com's German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages. The ver.di union said Monday workers at the American online retailer's logistics centers in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg will stay off the...



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