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  • Ron Paul calls for 'epidemic' of Edward Snowden-style whistleblowers

    Ron Paul is expanding his media footprint with a call for an "epidemic of truth-telling" by whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Vietnam War-era tipster Daniel Ellsberg.

  • Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 10 people were killed and 46 wounded in an Israeli strike on a park in the Gaza Strip. Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at a nearby hospital, which also was hit, gave the casualty toll in Monday's strike.

  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr holiday is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to...

  • Possible land deal for US-Canada bridge delayed

    DETROIT (AP) — A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday...

  • Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

    DETROIT (AP) — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion — a figure that's higher than previous estimates. The company also says the city owns or controls as much as $1.2 billion in real...

  • Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin dies in Texas

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin has died from an illness suffered during his deployment to Afghanistan. The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Donnell Antwain Hamilton Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. DOD officials...

  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in. Chicago police say the officer was in uniform early Monday when he saw a man trying to break into a home on the city's North Side. Police say...

  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity." The U.N. chief accused Israeli Prime...

  • Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in the second female suicide bombing in Kano in two days, police said. The woman was in line with other women, all wearing traditional northern Nigerian dresses and long Muslim...

  • Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index...

  • US stocks head lower; European markets sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — The US stock market sank in early trading Monday, ahead of a full week of economic reports and earnings. Major indexes turned lower following a report of sluggish sales in the housing market. In Europe, concerns about the economic cost of sanctions on Russia weighed on major...

  • Meriam Ibrahim expected in New Hampshire this week

    Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother of two sentenced to death in Sudan for being Christian, is expected to arrive in New Hampshire this week, CNN reports.

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight...

  • German court receives suit against EU bank union

    BERLIN (AP) — A group of German professors has filed a complaint to the country's highest court against the European Union's plans to create a so-called banking union, a central part of the effort to make the continent's financial system more resilient. The Federal Constitutional Court said...

  • Ur-Energy: 8.8M pounds of uranium at Wyoming site

    RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin. The Rawlins Daily Times reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/pvvgw8r ) Ur (yu-AR')-Energy of Englewood, Colorado, says the...



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