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  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty...

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for...

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly...

  • Youth charged with arson, attempted murder

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge. Prince William Fire and Rescue says the blaze was reported about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Marbury Lane. Authorities say firefighters quickly extinguished the...

  • Police: 4 arrests in killing of USC student

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say two adults and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese foreign exchange student from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Smith said Monday the suspects are being held for...

  • UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17. The talks between the Bamako-based government and...

  • 1 arrested, another cleared in Vegas casino heist

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Monday they had arrested one suspect and cleared another in the armed robbery of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police say they arrested the suspect Saturday night at another casino the day after the heist about a mile away. Officer...

  • US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

  • Caffeine group accused of community-service scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group hawking e-books on the effects of caffeine actually sold another service: a bogus way to satisfy court-ordered community service requirements by doing little more than taking an online quiz, prosecutors said Monday. Instead of cleaning up a park or scrubbing toilets,...

  • Man indicted on charge of sex solicitation of girl

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A California man has been indicted on charges of sexual solicitation of a 15-year-old Edgewater girl. The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Murray Lee Chesak of Ontario, California, was indicted Friday. He had been extradited to Maryland last...

  • EPA reaches San Francisco Bay pollution settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water agency and six cities it serves have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations that they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the penalties are part of a...

  • Friends, family mourn death in LA lightning strike

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of 21-year-old Nick Fagnano (Fahn-YANN'-Oh), who died after lightning struck off the coast of Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach. Fagnano's uncle Dennis Shanahan said Monday his nephew was "a kid that lit up the room wherever he...

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia of its determination that it broke the agreement by testing a new...

  • House GOP leaders expect border bill to pass Thursday

    House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week’s end.

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City....



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