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  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanned out across the country time to reach the capital. Abdulai Bayraytay, a government spokesman, had...

  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria. Phumla Williams, a South African government spokeswoman, said Monday that South African officials in Nigeria provided the updated...

  • UN says Libya's rival groups agree to hold talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's rival groups have agreed to hold talks later this month, the first such negotiations since the latest surge in violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments, the United Nations mission in Libya said. The announcement comes amid a deeply...

  • 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....

  • US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes.

  • US existing home sales fall in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million. That snaps a...

  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'

    BERLIN (AP) — France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms. Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France's efforts to improve its...

  • US stocks open lower as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks opened lower on Monday amid concerns over China's economy. Silver fell again, dropping to its lowest level in over four years. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,003 as of 9:52 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...

  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report released Monday during a workshop in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully heeded warnings about flood risks, including...

  • Bidder offers $283K for historic Maine lighthouse

    SOUTH HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — The top bidder in a government auction for a Maine lighthouse is willing to pay $283,000 for the 1871-built structure. The federal General Services Administration shut down the auction for the Halfway Rock Light Station on Saturday. The government will now take...

  • Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani is joining videogame maker Activision's legal team in seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the popular "Call of Duty" franchise. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that Guiliani...

  • 'The Lion King' earns record box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment...

  • Jury selection starting in prosecutors' slayings

    ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jury selection is beginning at the capital murder trial of a former justice of the peace accused of killing a North Texas district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor. Eric Williams faces a possible death sentence for the slayings last year of Kaufman County District...

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

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 north of Tampa are open again following a fatal, wrong-way crash. 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...

  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. Numan...



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