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  • Hillary Clinton insists yet again that the so-called reset with Russia was a success

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted this weekend that the so-called 2009 "reset" she brokered with Moscow was a success despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long lurked in the shadows.

  • Europe stocks struggle, Asia rises on China data

    BEIJING (AP) — European stock markets struggled on Monday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open amid ongoing concerns about earnings and the economic impact of sanctions on Russia. Asian indexes closed higher, however, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: In...

  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili. Prosecutors in the small Caucasus nation made the announcement Monday after Saakashvili failed to appear before investigators for questioning. He has failed to...

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the...

  • Virgin America files for IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street. The California-based airline filed on Monday for an initial public offering of shares. Virgin America Inc., which operates out of Los Angeles and San Francisco, flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico and has a...

  • Fireworks association plans 2016 Michigan event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The National Fireworks Association plans to hold its annual convention in Grand Rapids in 2016. WOOD-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nQo9pb ) Experience Grand Rapids, the official destination marketing organization for Kent County, announced the booking on Monday. The...

  • Deadly car wreck sparks Houston-area house fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A driver has died in a Houston-area car wreck that started an unoccupied house on fire. The Harris County Constable's Office says the driver allegedly ran a stop sign early Monday, the car clipped a parked vehicle and then plowed into the house. The car burst into flames and...

  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning. The pressure for a cease-fire followed new attacks launched by Israel and Hamas on Sunday...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent...

  • Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

    PARIS (AP) — The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis. Martine Del Bono, spokeswoman for the French aviation investigation office, said the data and voice recorders of the Air Algerie...

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    LONDON (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the country's biggest oil producer. In one of the...

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded...

  • Century Crunch project near LA airport ends early

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Transportation officials say traffic is moving again through a major intersection near Los Angeles International Airport after a weekend bridge demolition project was completed more than four hours ahead of schedule. LA County transportation manager J.C. Lacey says the...

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of...



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