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UK to 'play its part' against IS » Full Story
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".

UN aims to block jihadist recruits » Full Story
The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.

Hollande condemns Algeria beheading » Full Story
French President Francois Hollande condemns the beheading in Algeria of tourist Herve Gourdel by a jihadist group linked to Islamic State militants.

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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief » Full Story
The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power » Full Story
Iraq’s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

Wal-Mart Says ‘Try This On’: Free Shipping » Full Story
Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, a move that may create an expectation among consumers and a threat to smaller retailers.

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Incoming Irish Police Commissioner Faces Many Challenges as He Crosses Old Divides » Full Story
An Ulster Presbyterian set to be Ireland’s top police official will try to reform the scandal-ridden ranks.

China, Malaysia Sign MOU on Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement: Reuters Witness » Full Story
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding on a bilateral currency swap agreement on Monday, as part of Malaysian...

Police: 2 Women Hurt at Atlanta Commuter Rail Station » Full Story
Georgia authorities say suspect in custody as they investigate whether two women were hit by an Atlanta commuter train after one was reportedly pushed in front it.

Kid Stuff: Mets Rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic » Full Story
Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Smoky Skies, Poor Air From Wildfires Return to Northwest » Full Story
Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region.

IndyCar's Wickens in Hospital Following Violent Pocono Crash » Full Story
IndyCar driver Robert Wickens suffers orthopedic injuries in violent wreck at Pocono.

Report: MeToo Activist Argento Settled Sex Assault Complaint » Full Story
The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him.

Rossi Wins at Pocono in Race Marred by Violent Wreck » Full Story
Alexander Rossi won at Pocono Raceway in race marred by a violent wreck that sent IndyCar rookie driver Robert Wickens to the hospital.

Stocks Mostly Rise on Hope for Progress on China Trade Talks » Full Story
Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Quakes Cut Power, Topple Homes on Indonesia Island; 3 Dead » Full Story
Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 3 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a earlier temblor that killed hundreds.

Police: Man Beats Dog With 2-By-4, Threatens Wife » Full Story
Authorities in South Carolina say a man beat a dog with a two-by-four in front of his small child and wife, who also was threatened.

South Koreans Enter North to Reunite With Kin Split by War » Full Story
Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by Korean War.

Long Island Firefighter Accused of Setting Fires » Full Story
A firefighter has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a spate of fires in Bethpage, Long Island.

The Latest: Wickens Hospitalized After IndyCar Crash » Full Story
The Latest: IndyCar driver Robert Wickens being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine.

Police Say Chicago Teen Killed Himself; Family Denies He Did » Full Story
Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation.

Teen Surfer Bitten Twice by Shark off N Carolina Coast » Full Story
Officials say a teenage boy has been bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach.

Biles Sweeps All 4 Events on Way to 5th US Championship » Full Story
Olympic champion Simone Biles won captured her fifth US women's gymnastics title, winning all four events as well as the all-around in a dominant performance that showcased the ever-widening chasm between Biles and the rest of her sport.

Junkyard Fire Suspends SEPTA and Amtrak Service in Northeast » Full Story
A junkyard in Northeast Philadelphia erupts into flames Sunday night, suspending nearby SEPTA and Amtrak service.

Authorities ID Man Fatally Shot in Mississippi » Full Story
Mississippi authorities have released the identity of a man who was fatally shot in West Point over the weekend.

Wildfire Moves Closer to Glacier National Park's Scenic Road » Full Story
A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Police: 2 Women Hurt at Atlanta Commuter Rail Station » Full Story
Georgia authorities say suspect in custody as they investigate whether two women were hit by an Atlanta commuter train after one was reportedly pushed in front it.

Park Reclaims No. 1 World Ranking With Playoff Win in Indy » Full Story
Sung Hyun Park erased a two-shot deficit over the final four holes and birdied the first hole of a playoff with Lizette Salas to win the Indy Women in Tech Championship.

The Latest: Latest Earthquake on Indonesian Island Kills 2 » Full Story
A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people.

LEADING OFF: Gregorius Hurt, Stanton in Miami, Felix Starts » Full Story
LEADING OFF: Gregorius and Darvish hurting, Stanton back in Miami, Felix returns to rotation.

Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years » Full Story
By Hyonhee Shin and Hyun Young YiSEOUL/SOKCHO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some 180 families torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War will be temporarily...

Catholics Consider Withholding Donations Amid Scandals » Full Story
Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months.

Verlander 200th W, Astros 5 HRs, Top A's 9-4 to Avoid Sweep » Full Story
Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead.

Australian PM Turnbull Plays Down Risk of Leadership Challenge » Full Story
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull played down speculation on Monday of an imminent leadership challenge within...

Investigators Examine Over $20 Million in Loans by Former Trump Lawyer Cohen: New York Times » Full Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are focused on over $20 million in loans obtained by U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal...

New Premier Imran Khan Pledges to Restore Pakistan's Economy » Full Story
Prime Minister Imran Khan says in his first televised speech in office that Pakistan is in the worst economic condition it has seen and he will adopt austerity measures to relieve the strain caused by foreign debt.

USA Gymnastics Ex-Doctor Moved From Prison After Alleged Assault » Full Story
(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on...

Oil Dips on Concerns of Slowing Economic Growth » Full Story
By Henning GloysteinSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday as concerns over slowing economic growth weighed on markets.International...

Candidates Make Big Push Ahead of Tuesday Primary in Alaska » Full Story
Candidates are making a big push ahead of Tuesday's primary in Alaska, with a few dozen attending a meet-and-greet at a mega-church in Alaska's biggest city.

Dollar Dips on Trade Optimism, U.S.-China Talks Awaited » Full Story
By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar sagged on Monday as investor demand for the safe-haven currency receded on optimism over a...

Asia Shares Inch up With Yuan, Wary on Sino-U.S. Talks » Full Story
By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited developments on proposed Sino-U.S. trade...

Viktor Hovland Becomes 1st Norwegian to Win US Amateur » Full Story
Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach.

Steve Bannon Says GOP Must Rally Behind Trump to Survive » Full Story
Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind Trump to survive.

Britain to Stop Some Aid for Syrian Opposition in Rebel-Held Areas » Full Story
By Kanishka Singh(Reuters) - The UK government said on Monday it was ending funding for some aid programs in rebel-held areas of Syria."As the...

Australian PM Under Pressure as Voter Support Slides » Full Story
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Voter support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull crashed to its lowest level since December, an opinion poll...

Bishop: Church Today 'Not the Church' of Grand Jury Report » Full Story
The bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has "followed every single step" needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse.

Man Shot During Confrontation With Police in Spokane Valley » Full Story
Authorities say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with police at a gas station in Spokane Valley.

Gov Puts New Limits on Alabama Sheriffs for Jail Food Funds » Full Story
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state comptroller has updated a county sheriff agreement to help end the pocketing of leftover state money meant for inmate food programs.

Brandt Snedeker Wins Wyndham Championship by 3 Strokes » Full Story
Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship for his ninth PGA Tour title, four days after opening with an 11-under 59.

Officers Shoot, Wound Man Near Soap Lake » Full Story
Authorities say officers shot and wounded a man near Soap Lake while looking for another person who was wanted by police.

Finally! Djokovic Beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati Title » Full Story
Novak Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that's eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer in straight sets for his first Western & Southern Open championship.

Jets' McCown Still Leads, Competes Even as Darnold Emerges » Full Story
Josh McCown is still competing and leading for the Jets even as Sam Darnold emerges as the likely starting QB.

Japan Firms Welcome Skilled Foreign Workers, Frown at Unskilled Laborers: Reuters Poll » Full Story
By Tetsushi KajimotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese companies support loosening the country's tight immigration system to cope with a severe labor...

Trade War Puts New Strains on America Inc's Factories in China » Full Story
By Samantha Vadas, Adam Jourdan and Anne Marie RoantreeSHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Larry Sloven arrived in southern China three decades...

The Latest: the New Alternative Facts: 'Truth Isn't Truth' » Full Story
Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.

Happ Gets Slam Help From Bird, Yankees Beat Blue Jays 10-2 » Full Story
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius bruised his left heel at first base while beating out an infield hit during a 10-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Global Luxury Brands Again Chase China's Young, Rich and Spendthrift » Full Story
By Farah Master and Donny KwokHONG KONG (Reuters) - Global luxury brands from Prada <1913.HK> to LVMH are investing in China for the...

Popular Corpse Flower Expected to Bloom in September » Full Story
The Denver Botanic Gardens' corpse flower is expected to bloom in all its rotting-corpse-smelling glory in early to mid-September.

Oregon Aquarium Attempts Rescue of Stranded Salmon Shark » Full Story
A juvenile salmon shark died after becoming stranded on a northern Oregon beach despite rescue efforts by a nearby aquarium.

Maryland Private School Investigating Alleged Sexual Abuse » Full Story
The Washington Post reports private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge.

Rep. John Lewis Campaigns for US House Hopeful in Arkansas » Full Story
Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis urges voters to support a state legislator who national Democrats believe has a chance at flipping a Republican-held congressional seat in central Arkansas.

Trump Says His White House Counsel Not a 'RAT' Like Nixon's » Full Story
President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

Phone Case With Disney Characters, Mormon Temple Draws Buzz » Full Story
Disney-loving Mormons are buzzing over a phone case made by an Australian company that features the characters from "Beauty and the Beast" in front of the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City.

Bar Patrons Tackle Gunman After Being Held at Gunpoint » Full Story
Authorities say patrons tackled and disarmed a man after he held them at gunpoint outside a California bar.

Cubs RHP Darvish Lasts Just 1 Inning in Rehab Start » Full Story
Chicago Cubs RHP Yu Darvish lasts just 1 inning in rehab start with Class A South Bend.

Giuliani on Hazards of Trump Interview: 'Truth Isn't Truth' » Full Story
'Truth isn't truth': Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani explains why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview with special counsel.

Bar Patrons Tackle Gunman After Being Held at Gunpoint » Full Story
Authorities say patrons tackled and disarmed a man after he held them at gunpoint outside a California bar.

Foster Mother Arrested in Alleged Beating of 1-Year-Old » Full Story
Authorities arrested a foster mother in California in connection with injuries suffered by a 1-year-old boy that his grandmother says include severe brain trauma and broken bones.

Volkswagen Mexico Agrees 5.5 Percent Salary Hike for Workers: Union » Full Story
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen AG has agreed to a 5.5 percent salary increase for workers in Mexico and another raise for...

Avenatti Visits New Hampshire as He Considers 2020 Bid » Full Story
The attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump over his immigration policy and personal indiscretions is floating a possible presidential bid with New Hampshire voters.

AP Sources: Cowboys' Zack Martin Should Be OK for Opener » Full Story
AP sources say Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin has no structural damage in hyperextended left knee, should be ready for opener.

The Latest: Avenatti in New Hampshire as He Weighs 2020 Bid » Full Story
Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, attends a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House.

Wind-Powered Transmission Project Faces More Opposition » Full Story
The SunZia project's road to commercial operation is facing a new round of controversy, this time from community groups that fear the transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona will inflict irreparable environmental damage.

Urena Throws 1st Complete Game, Marlins Rout Nationals 12-1 » Full Story
Jose Urena made the most of his borrowed time, pitching a two-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and leading the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 12-1.

Arizona Has Highest Ratio of Students to School Counselors » Full Story
Arizona has the highest ratio in the nation of students per school counselor and some are concerned about the impact of the counselor shortage.

Afghan President Calls for Eid Cease-Fire, Taliban to Reply » Full Story
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Missouri School District Embraces Gender-Neutral Bathrooms » Full Story
Many students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer.

Inmate's Death at California Prison Investigated as Homicide » Full Story
Authorities say the death of an inmate at a central California prison is being investigated as a homicide.

Brennan Considers Legal Action to Stop Clearance Revocations » Full Story
Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.

Study: Climate Change Possible Cause of Bird Species Decline » Full Story
Scientists studying the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border say climate change could be to blame.

Turkish Lira Crisis Poses Additional Risk to German Economy: Finance Ministry » Full Story
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's currency crisis poses an additional risk to Germany's economy on top of trade frictions with the United States and the...

2-Year-Old Boy Wounded After Father Leaves Gun in Luggage » Full Story
A 2-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to his chest and neck after police say he found his father's loaded handgun.

Search for 2 Missing Wisconsin Boaters Now a Recovery Effort » Full Story
Authorities say the search for two women missing after their boat collided with another boat on Lake Winnebago is now a recovery operation.

Fire That Prompted Closure of Parts of Yosemite Park Is Contained » Full Story
By Jon Herskovitz(Reuters) - A massive and deadly California wildfire that sent choking smoke into Yosemite National Park, causing a temporary...

Greece Exits Final Bailout Successfully: ESM » Full Story
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has successfully exited its final, three-year bailout program, agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued...

Virginia Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting » Full Story
Virginia police are investigating a shooting of a man by an on-duty Richmond police officer.

FAA Grants Spaceport Colorado Operator License » Full Story
Federal regulators have granted Spaceport Colorado its operator license, making it the 11th facility in the country that could one day accommodate next-generation space vehicles.

Cuomo Says Trump Fools the Country, but Not New York » Full Story
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat says the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers.

U.S. Drops Agriculture Demand From NAFTA Talks: Mexico Farm Lobby » Full Story
By Sharay AnguloMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States has dropped a contentious demand from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade...

Police Recover Puppy Stolen From Car in Chaska » Full Story
Police have recovered an 11-week-old puppy stolen from a car in Chaska.

Titans, Eagles Lead NFL With Most Lowering-Head Penalties » Full Story
The NFL tapped Titans head coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new lowering the head to initiate contact rule. Now his Titans are tied with the Eagles for the most penalties under the rule this preseason with five apiece.

Alaska Village Gets Funding for Erosion, Climate Change » Full Story
The Alaska village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding that could help the community respond to erosion and other effects of climate change.

Records: Woman in Slain Girl's Donation Theft Has Crime Past » Full Story
A Florida woman accused of stealing a donation jar collecting money for the family of a slain 7-year-old girl has a lengthy criminal past.

Consumers Dump South Carolina Electric Coop's Leaders » Full Story
South Carolina electricity consumers who co-own a rural power utility are dumping the operation's leadership after finding out about big spending and lucrative personal benefits.

Shooting at Trenton Community Event Wounds 4, Injures Child » Full Story
Authorities in New Jersey say four people were wounded and a child was struck by a dirt bike when gunfire broke out at a community event in Trenton.

West Virginia Study Group Wants 2-Year Colleges Involved » Full Story
A group reviewing West Virginia's higher education system wants two-year community and technical colleges added to the study.

South Carolina Officer in Misconduct Probe Gets Job Back » Full Story
A South Carolina police officer is getting his job back after being fired over statements he gave investigators about a handcuffed man's beating while in custody.

Retired Navy Captain Indicted in Massive Bribery Scandal » Full Story
A retired Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor.

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Deer in Northern Minnesota » Full Story
A motorcyclist was killed when he struck a deer head-on in northern Minnesota.

LA Lyft Driver Shot in Head While Carrying Passengers » Full Story
Los Angeles police say a Lyft driver with two passengers in the back seat was shot in the head and wounded in what investigators believe was a road rage shooting.

Fire Spreads to Timber, Forces Evacuations Near Hood River » Full Story
Fire officials say a blaze that began near a home in Hood River spread to surrounding timber and brush, forcing the evacuation of dozens staying at a lodge overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.

Driver Admits Downing 10 Tequila Shots Before Fatal Crash » Full Story
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to killing two teenagers as he drove the wrong way down a highway last year.

Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges US West Wildfires » Full Story
An AP analysis shows higher temperatures are turbocharging wildfire season in the American West.

Teen Killed, 2 Others Hurt as Detroit-Area Party Breaks Up » Full Story
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was killed and two other people were hurt during an exchange of gunfire in a Detroit suburb.

Natrona County School District: No Misuse of Credit Cards » Full Story
Natrona County School District officials responding to a critical Forbes article say there was no misuse of district credit cards, but they acknowledge spending records could be more transparent.

2 Dead in Crash of Home-Built Plane in North-Central Arizona » Full Story
Authorities say two people are dead after the crash of a small home-built plane in north-central Arizona.

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N. Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisation » Full Story

N. Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisationNorth Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. At the meeting the pair struck a vague agreement to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, but there has been little movement since.

Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police » Full Story

Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say policeThe unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department at 4.11am on Saturday morning.

'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in Seattle » Full Story

'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in SeattleA man standing with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights wears guns during a rally on Saturday at City Hall in Seattle. Many demonstrators at the “Liberty or Death” rally wore camouflage, body armor, helmets and insignia of the “Patriot Movement”.

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