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  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area. With government troops intensifying their push to claw back more territory...

  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as...

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine. The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups supporting the separation of Crimea from Ukraine, as well as a...

  • Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

    MILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far...

  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling...

  • Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards

    BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A...

  • EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said Monday the transaction does not threaten competition because the...

  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The Springdale, Arkansas, meat processor says it still plans to expand its international operations,...

  • Man dies, trapped in elevator accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man has died after becoming trapped between an elevator shaft wall and the elevator car. Police say it happened at 3:55 a.m. Monday at 680 Tinton Ave. in the Bronx. Officers who responded to the scene discovered the victim unconscious and...

  • Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor. In a speech marking the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows the...

  • Britain reopens way for fracking

    LONDON (AP) — The British government has reopened the way for energy firms to explore for shale gas, three years after seismic tremors led to the suspension of fracking. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says shale gas has the potential to improve energy security but stresses...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Biker dies after crashing, falling from ramp

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 36-year-old man has died after he crashed his motorcycle on an elevated ramp in Albany and fell 30 feet to the street below. Authorities say officers responded around 3 a.m. Sunday to a report of an unconscious person near the Quay Street ramp leading to...

  • Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The poll released Monday morning showed that 88 percent of Florida voters support medical marijuana, compared to 10 percent who are opposed. The...



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