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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Prince George's man arrested in fatal DC stabbing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Prince George's County man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a District of Columbia woman over the weekend. Metropolitan police said Monday that detectives arrested 35-year-old Mark Kenyetta Bowser Jr. of Capitol Heights, Maryland on Sunday. He was charged with...

  • Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. But questions remain about...

  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, said Monday that Kiev's forces had...

  • Man in critical condition after assault in bar

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old man is in critical condition after he was slammed into the concrete floor of an upstate New York bar by another man. Police in Saratoga Springs say they were called to the Paddock Lounge around 2 a.m. Friday for a report of an...

  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. The strike comes as...

  • Grant to 3 counties studying promotion of I-269

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A $53,000 grant has been awarded by the Delta Regional Authority for a marketing and feasibility study along what will become the I-269 corridor. Christopher Masingill, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, tells The Commercial Appeal...

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The accounting irregularity led the company to issue on Monday its...

  • 5 cheetah cubs born at Metro Richmond Zoo

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo is celebrating the births of five cheetah cubs. Media outlets report that a 3-year-old cheetah named Milani gave birth to the cubs on Friday. Five other cubs were born at the zoo last October. One died in May from what was believed to be a bacterial...



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