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  • 3 rescued after boat crashes in western New York

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three people have been rescued after the boat they were on crashed onto a breakwall on Lake Erie near Buffalo. The rescue took place after the Coast Guard learned around 3: 45 p.m. Sunday that an 18-foot boat had grounded on the Buffalo Harbor breakwall with a woman in...

  • UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it. The council will be meeting as Muslims start celebrating...

  • Police probe woman's death on Long Island

    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman on Long Island. Suffolk County police say the woman was found in a residence on Berkshire Drive in Farmingville just after 3 p.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy but a police spokeswoman says the...

  • Instead of impeachment, can House vote to overturn Obama executive order?

    The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy. "The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate...

  • Man dies after found floating in Long Island pool

    WOODBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 44-year-old man has died after being found floating face down in a public pool. Nassau County police say it happened while the man was swimming at the main pool at Syosset Woodbury Park in Woodbury around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say...

  • Activists stage protest against foie gras in Reno

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — About 20 activists gathered outside a Reno museum to protest the serving of duck and goose liver pate in a public building. Billy Howard of the group called Foie Gras Free Reno says activists were upset a local company rented the Wilbur D. May Museum and offered meals that...

  • 'Spider-Man' charged in Times Square scuffle

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man has been arraigned on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in New York's Time Square. Junior Bishop was arraigned Sunday on charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. His...

  • Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline rules

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas oil company is suing a Utah county over its new ordinances imposing restrictions on underground pipelines. Tesoro Corp. based in San Antonio wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries. But the company,...

  • California governor to meet with Mexican president

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders. The governor's office announced Sunday that Brown...

  • AAR says air carrier deal means up to 175 jobs

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — AAR Corp. says its Lake Charles aircraft maintenance shop has signed with a major carrier and will begin employing up to 175 mechanics within the next two months. Technical services vice president Danny Martinez said he cannot release the customer's name but it's a...

  • State auditors investigating Jackson nonprofit

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state auditor is investigating the nonprofit that promotes and markets Jackson's 66-block core, and Downtown Jackson Partners executive assistant Linda Brune has registered as a whistleblower, according to the Mississippi attorney general's office. Brune was fired...

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director...

  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West...

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders,...

  • Comic-book convention organizers clash over name

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah's Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop "Comic Con" from the name....



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