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  • British rights activist on trial in Thai court

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the Thai company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. ...

  • Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in ...

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. ...

  • NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

    8 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway. ...

  • Royals 4, Rangers 3

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) Texas Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi LMartn cf 4 0 0 0 JDyson cf 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 1 0 Infante 2b 4 0 1 0 Rios rf 3 0 0 ...

  • Mexico turns to army, drones for security

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government say it is increasingly using the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of Marine forces. In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, President ...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard. The website of the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper says the incident at Yanshou county jail outside the city ...

  • Miss Serendipity wins Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Miss Serendipity rallied to win the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares by 1¼ lengths at Del Mar on Monday, with jockey Brice Blanc aboard his first mount in five weeks. The ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 02-08-19-23-36 (two, eight, nineteen, twenty-three, thirty-six) The numbers are listed in sequential order, but any combination wins.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:1 Gold Rush-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:40.96 (1st: 1 Gold Rush, 2nd: 7 Eureka, 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; Race Time: ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were: 4-4-3-2 (four, four, three, two) Ticket-holders with all four winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts are ...

  • Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would ...

  • Rockies win, after losing end of suspended game

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants' six-game win streak on a long day at Coors ...

  • Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, ...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister ...

  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve. The American Chamber of Commerce's ...

  • AP Top Political News At 9:36 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' US military targets extremists in Somalia Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections Will traffic ...

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. is looking at the results and will provide more information ...

  • Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday's official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 9:31 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? 5 things to know about driving on marijuana No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing ...

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