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  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state.

  • 77% want illegals sent home, 81% say it's a serious issue

    A huge majority of Americans believe the new immigration crisis of unaccompanied children streaming over the U.S.-Mexico border is serious, and almost as many want them gone, according to a new poll.

  • 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.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

  • Report: NYC public housing falls short

    The number of reports of multiple deficiencies in New York City's public housing units nearly doubled between 2008 and 2011 from 19 percent to 11 percent.

  • Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into default this week. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Monday that an Argentine delegation will travel to New York and meet a court-appointed...

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday. The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups...

  • Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal. Trulia's stock rose more than 14 percent in Monday premarket trading, while Zillow's stock fell more than 3 percent. Trulia shareholders will receive 0.444 shares of Zillow...

  • Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's bumper crop of corn this year means lower prices at the supermarket and vegetable stands. The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years. That's not so good for farmers, but consumers are benefiting....

  • 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...

  • NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday.

  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Families dressed in their finest clothes and children carried their new toys as they headed to mosques early...

  • 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 airstrikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in the fighting and came as...

  • Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police...

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Unfortunately the world...



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