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  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine's National...

  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. But the government delayed an...

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces receiving western training

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces have begun receiving training from western allies including the United States as they seek to beef up their capabilities against the Islamic State militant group, a top Kurdish security official said Monday. Helgurd Hikmet, general director of the...

  • New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future. The remarks by President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai came a day after the...

  • Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase,...

  • '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...

  • Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum." Draghi told members of the European parliament Monday there was no sign yet of a halt to the sharp...

  • Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters and critics of plans to bring a casino to the Albany area are weighing in as three days of public hearings on casinos proposed for upstate New York get underway. The state board tasked with picking the winning projects met Monday at an Albany hotel to gather...

  • Wall Street sit-in planned on climate crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a huge climate march in New York City, activists on Monday planned to flood Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis. The protesters, dressed in blue, scheduled a rally in Battery Park before marching...

  • Judge maintains camera restrictions in Arias trial

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix is refusing to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase of Jodi Arias' trial. Judge Sherry Stephens of Maricopa County Superior Court on Monday rejected local television stations' request to allow video footage to be broadcast 30 minutes after...

  • US stocks move lower as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks declined on Monday amid concerns over China's economy. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 14 points, or 0.7 percent, to...

  • Michigan attorney general sues over propane costs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints...

  • Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a significant role in deciding who does. Chad Grimm, the third name on the ballot in one of the nation's hardest-fought governor's races, is...

  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

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

  • Egypt: Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor has referred the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 supporters to trial on charges of murder and terrorism. The prosecutor's office said in a statement on Monday that the charges arise from deadly riots in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on...



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