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  • Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The officials, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ...

  • Police: Virginia girl, 2, left in a van, dies

    7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia. Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of ...

  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. An Ebola outbreak in ...

  • VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FRANCES MCDORMAND HAILS WOMEN'S ...

  • Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. Democrat leader Lulzim Basha announced the move Monday, when Parliament opened its sessions after the summer recess, ...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's ...

  • Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs. Newton smiled and even stopped to pose for a picture Monday with his ...

  • 'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. According to studio estimates Monday, the Marvel space adventure topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — ...

  • Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

    7 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. Fire department ...

  • Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes ...

  • Boston College platoon replaces Heisman finalist

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams. So the Eagles will rotate three players at running back. And quarterback Tyler Murphy can carry the ball, too. Murphy was the leading ...

  • Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A government official says a Yemen presidential envoy has arrived in the northern stronghold of a Shiite rebel group for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government. The official said the envoy arrived ...

  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his ...

  • Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally ...

  • Bryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles

    7 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5). The 36-year-old Bryan brothers, the world's top-ranked doubles team, have yet ...

  • AP Top International News At 12:46 p.m. EDT

    7 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain UN ...

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    7 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and toiletries, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday carried loads of hard-to-obtain consumer goods but complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Passengers ...

  • Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open

    7 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's ...

  • AP Top News at 12:45 p.m. EDT

    7 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in ...

  • Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation

    7 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar winning actress began appearing online on Sunday and nude ...

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