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  • Harris County convicted murderer escapes prison

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A convicted killer from Harris County has escaped from a prison in Amarillo. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says a corrections officer at the Neal Unit spotted 34-year-old Marvin Garcia and fired several shots at him but Garcia climbed a fence...

  • Rick Perry uses Joan Rivers' death as support for anti-abortion law

    Speaking at an event Sunday, Perry said, "it’s a curious thought" whether the comedian would still be alive had there been tighter regulations at the New York outpatient surgery center where she went into cardiac arrest earlier this month.

  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public areas near the presidential mansion. Meanwhile, the...

  • Experts: Obama could drag Hillary Clinton to defeat in 2016

    Hillary Clinton will have a hard time winning due to the rotten economy, President Obama's slumping approval rating and America's desire for change after a two-term president, according to two political prognosticators.

  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun 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...

  • GOP pushes voters to the polls via Facebook app

    By using the "Voter to Voter" Facebook app, GOP voters pledge their support in the November elections, and then are prompted to challenge three other friends to do the same -- much like the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

  • Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say a Yemeni Shiite militia has occupied the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists and is setting up checkpoints across the capital after sweeping across the city. The Monday move against Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar...

  • UN in Libya: Rival groups agree to hold talks

    CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations mission in Libya says the country's rival groups have agreed to hold talks on September 29 for the first time since the latest surge of violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments. In a Sunday statement, the United Nations Support...

  • Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

    HOUSTON (AP) — German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the...

  • Maryland man charged in father's death after fight

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of his father during an argument. Howard County police say 46-year-old Deepak Gupta and his father, 68-year-old Nandal Gupta, got into a physical fight Sunday at their home in Laurel, just across the Prince...

  • 4 men held without bond in Chicago boy's death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four men charged last week in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after running from his Chicago home have been ordered held without bond. Charged with first-degree murder in the death of Antonio Smith are Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22,...

  • Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 Gaza war truce. They said the talks were being held on Monday behind closed doors at the Egyptian...

  • Police seek new leads in woman's 1984 slaying

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the murder of a woman whose body was found in a northern New York corn field 30 years ago. Authorities say Dawn Svocak (SHOH'-vak) was reported missing by her domestic partner after she failed to return...

  • 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...



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