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  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 16,200.73 as the yen...

  • Fiji election results confirm big win for ruler

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Official results Monday from a landmark Fiji election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler. Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First party won an outright majority in the Parliament by taking 32 of 50 seats, according to results released by the Fijian Elections...

  • Brooklyn man fatally stabbed in neck

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 46-year-old man has been fatally stabbed in the neck in his Brooklyn home. Officers responding to a 911 call found Michael Imperato inside an apartment in the East New York section. The victim was unconscious and had a stab wound to the neck. He was pronounced dead...

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani...

  • Australia to prohibit secret service torture

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligence Organization against all criminal offenses...

  • Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

    MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are working to clear two roads on Northern California's Mt. Shasta after a glacier melted or shifted, sending mud and debris down the mountain. A spokeswoman for Shasta-Trinity National Forest says the mudslide that began Saturday afternoon was the largest one on...

  • Climate justice now! Occupy the climate!

    NEW YORK -- It's hard to make a really big protest march about just one thing. Back in the days of giant rallies against the Iraq war, all sorts of groups wanted in on the action. There were communists. Anarchists. Protesters mad about the Florida recount. Katrina justice groups. Civil rights...

  • Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

    BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

  • Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns

    In what appears to be an act of desperation, Democratic women have begun using domestic violence and other intense language against Republicans in the final months of the 2014 elections.

  • Power: We are not coordinating with Iran against Islamic terrorists

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the United States is hardly alone in the quest to defeat Islamic terrorists.

  • Shiite Muslim rebels help create new government in Yemen

    The Shiite Muslim rebels called the Houthis are party to a peace agreement signed this weekend that calls for them, along with separatist factions, to nominate a new prime minister, the Associated Press and the BBC are reporting.

  • Landrieu 'keg stand' photo making rounds on social media

    Photos are making the rounds on Twitter showing Sen. Mary Landrieu helping a Louisiana State University student manage a "keg stand" before a football game on Saturday.

  • Obama congratulates new power-sharing leaders in Afghanistan

    President Obama on Sunday made a congratulatory call to Afghanistan's newly elected president, Ashraf Ghani, and the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, who have agreed to a power-sharing deal.

  • Dempsey: Afghan deal puts U.S. 'in a better place'

    "Now we need a signed security agreement and a NATO [status of forces agreement], both of which should be accomplished fairly quickly," said U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • New terror group could pose bigger threat to U.S. than ISIS

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the threat of Khorasan is "more immediate" than the Islamic State, which the United States is targeting with airstrikes.



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