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  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • General Mills joins climate action coalition

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food maker General Mills has joined a coalition to advocate for climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, or Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, said Monday that the Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and other packaged foods has joined the...

  • Key dates in fight over Los Angeles Clippers sale

    Here is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. April 25 — Recordings emerge and quickly spread of team owner Donald Sterling denouncing his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. April 29 — Sterling...

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest...

  • 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....

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

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly...



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