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  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures and a meeting of Europe's central bank for signs of stimulus...

  • Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning on a county road on...

  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition...

  • Ski resort to offer Utah's longest zip line tour

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort has announced plans to add one of the longest zip line tours in the country. Resort officials say construction is scheduled to begin in September on the 2-mile zip line tour, which will offer a vertical drop of over 2,100 feet, the nation's...

  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. An Associated Press journalist...

  • Man pleads guilty to embezzling $700K from UT firm

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony theft charges for embezzling nearly $700,000 from his employer. Under a plea deal with the Iron County Attorney's Office, 39-year-old Nathan Esplin will receive a one-year jail sentence and 36 months of...

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

    HAVANA (AP) — A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. A round of embraces and the young men got down to business, hefting the retired couple's seven massive...

  • School's $100M donor is Columbia Sportswear chair

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been revealed as Columbia Sportswear chairwoman Gert Boyle, and the donation was made to honor her late sister. Boyle's gift means the university has to raise $70 million more...

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops. The getaway, combined with the...

  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



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