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  • Stringer: NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller Scott Stringer says New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion. Stringer says the funds, which he oversees, got a 17.4 percent investment return for fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30. The...

  • Girls killed, hurt in attack in Thailand's south

    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack near an army base in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said Monday. Suspected insurgents detonated an improvised radio-controlled bomb near an...

  • Man arrested in Las Vegas Strip casino robbery

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Jesse Jones was booked Sunday morning into the Clark County jail after being arrested by police at a Las Vegas resort on Saturday night. He's accused of robbing a...

  • Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Aruban...

  • Police in China remove church's cross

    BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up...

  • 1 dead, 6 injured in Queens minivan accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed and six people were injured when a minivan overturned in Queens. Police say the minivan was traveling westbound on 35 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday when it struck a curb and a fire hydrant before coming to a rest on its side. Police say the...

  • Hurricane Hernan in Pacific moves away from Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hernan spun deeper into the open Pacific on Sunday night after forming earlier in the day far off Mexico's western coast. It posed no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Hernan's center was about 325 miles (520 kilometers) southwest of...

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    WASHINGTON (AP) — University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month on...

  • 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...

  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the...

  • 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...



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