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  • Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons). Seized in a raid last week, the drugs were flown to the capital Monday and unloaded in boxes from an...

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food...

  • Senior citizens injured in Irwindale bus crash

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Police in a Los Angeles suburb have arrested a suspected drunken driver who crashed into a bus filled with senior citizens. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oyOhkT ) says 10 of 48 passengers on the charter bus complained of pain after Sunday night's crash...

  • LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017. The proposal will need City Council approval but it was praised by President Obama in...

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    The choice of Wisconsin for a Labor Day event was deliberate. A deeply polarized state, it has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • Robbery suspect dies in shootout with Reno police

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A suspect died after a shootout with police near a Reno casino after officers said he shot and wounded a shopper during a robbery of a CVS Pharmacy minutes before. Washoe County sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says the male suspect died Sunday night at a Reno hospital and the...

  • 17-year-old cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

    DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a Dallas girl whose body was found in a vacant apartment was arrested on a capital murder charge Monday in her death, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno was being held without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for him. He also faces an...

  • Police arrest suspected 'No Boundary Bank Robber'

    CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police have arrested a 31-year-old man they believe is the "No Boundary Bank Robber." A Monday statement from the town of Cicero says its officers arrested Rodrigo Medellin Sunday afternoon following a short car and foot chase. Authorities say the...

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which is...

  • Uruguay: Guantanamo prisoner transfer not imminent

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday. The Pentagon had given the U.S. Congress a legally...

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate...

  • Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said. Two power plants in the Gillette area are being offered as potential...

  • Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded...

  • Health care leads San Juan County to consider cuts

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new law that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes. The county has already frozen or abolished dozens of...



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