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  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said. Spokesman Olivier Salgado told The Associated...

  • Fire chiefs seek probe of 'smart' meters in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison...

  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that...

  • Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a...

  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party. With more than 99 percent of districts counted, the Social...

  • Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly...

  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the family members and...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    LONDON (AP) — Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded — like two American journalists before him — and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive. A grisly video released by the group showing Haines' body both mocks the West and...

  • Nebraska businessman who built grocery chain dies

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska businessman who built the regional grocery chain of B&R Stores died Saturday at the age of 92. The funeral for Russ Raybould will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Lincoln, according to the Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home....

  • People's Choice Award to "Imitation Game" at TIFF

    TORONTO (AP) — A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Director Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" claimed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award on Sunday. Cumberbatch plays World War II British...

  • Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities said that a Chevron Corp. subsidiary was still releasing natural gas Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said his agency and the...

  • London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, Westwood

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer...

  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...

  • Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down.



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