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  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'

    BERLIN (AP) — France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms. Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France's efforts to improve its...

  • US stocks open lower as China weighs on markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks opened lower on Monday amid concerns over China's economy. Silver fell again, dropping to its lowest level in over four years. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,003 as of 9:52 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...

  • '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...

  • Bidder offers $283K for historic Maine lighthouse

    SOUTH HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — The top bidder in a government auction for a Maine lighthouse is willing to pay $283,000 for the 1871-built structure. The federal General Services Administration shut down the auction for the Halfway Rock Light Station on Saturday. The government will now take...

  • Jury selection starting in prosecutors' slayings

    ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jury selection is beginning at the capital murder trial of a former justice of the peace accused of killing a North Texas district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor. Eric Williams faces a possible death sentence for the slayings last year of Kaufman County District...

  • Woman dies in wrong-way crash on I-75 near Tampa

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 north of Tampa are open again following a fatal, wrong-way crash. 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...

  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. Numan...

  • Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. American and French...

  • Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater

    ROME (AP) — Riccardo Muti has declined to conduct performances this season at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera. The theater was scrambling Monday to find prestigious replacements for the Italian maestro, who is the opera house's honorary lifetime director. Muti was expected to conduct...

  • Clorox exits Venezuela citing govt restrictions

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty. Shares jumped 3 percent before the opening bell Monday. The consumer products company said that for almost three years its affiliate,...

  • Hoke County to be tested for wind power

    LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1poifby ) that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge....

  • Ohio utility swaps fencing to deter metal thieves

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A major electricity provider in northeast Ohio is installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves. Akron-based FirstEnergy is spending $15 million this year on such efforts to strength security at...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FOREST FIRE Light rain helps firefighters in battle against huge forest fire in south fork of the American River Canyon east of Sacramento. 2. iPHONE 6 Apple sells more than...

  • Lois Lerner: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

    Lerner, who conservatives contend orchestrated the IRS' extra scrutiny of Tea Party-aligned organizations, broke a year and a half of media silence to defend her reputation.

  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency. Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank of lieutenant...



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