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  • Algerian army says top Al-Qaida militant killed

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    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's Defense Ministry says army forces have ambushed and killed a top militant with links to Al-Qaida. The ministry said Monday army forces relied on local information to ambush a "leading terrorist responsible for many crimes" ...

  • UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in ...

  • Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers. Police spokesman Christos Parthenis said Monday that seven people have been ...

  • Iran arrests 11 over insulting text messages

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    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian newspaper says 11 people have been arrested in the south after allegedly sending text messages deemed insulting to the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Haft-e-Sobh daily on Monday quoted ...

  • Iraq military official: 40 soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State militants; 68 missing

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq military official: 40 soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State militants; 68 missing.

  • Romania's spy chief quits, will run for president

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    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The head of Romania's foreign spy agency has resigned to run for president in the Nov. 2 election, fueling debate about the presence of spies in the country's political life. Teodor Melescanu quit Monday as director ...

  • New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

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    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future. The remarks by President-elect Ashraf Ghani ...

  • AP Top Business News At 11:12 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) US existing home sales fall in August Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold US stocks move lower as China weighs on markets Wall Street sit-in planned on climate crisis Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in ...

  • Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

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    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for ...

  • Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and ...

  • Egypt: Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial

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    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor has referred the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 supporters to trial on charges of murder and terrorism. The prosecutor's office said in a statement on Monday that the charges arise from ...

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces receiving western training

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A top Iraqi Kurdish security official says his forces have begun receiving training from western allies including the United States as they seek to beef up their capabilities against the Islamic State militant group. Helgurd Hikmet, ...

  • California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds. Fire spokesman Ryan Lubben says cooler, wet weather that helped firefighters over the weekend was expected to give way Monday to ...

  • Greek authorities confront smugglers, 3 injured

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three people have been injured during a confrontation between the coast guard and smugglers trying to ferry migrants from Turkey to an eastern Aegean Sea island. A coast guard statement says the smugglers ...

  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

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    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria. Phumla Williams, a South African government spokeswoman, said Monday that ...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 6

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said. The blast shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province said. ...

  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief

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    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency. Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to ...

  • IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

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    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms. Speaking at Monday's general conference of his International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano said Iran had ...

  • Cycling France's Loire Valley

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    (AP) CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE, France (AP) — There are hundreds of miles of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley - and that's what tripped us up. We'd been trying to cycle the 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Chenonceaux to ...

  • New Polish govt loses some foreign policy heft

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    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's last government was a strong voice internationally on Ukraine, supporting Kiev's pro-Western reforms and calling for sanctions on Russia to punish it for its aggression there. But with a new government sworn in Monday, the ...

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