• Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud

    By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo and his chief rival Jean Ping both said on Sunday they were set to win a presidential election that has proved to be the most serious challenge yet to the Bongo family's half-century rule in the tiny

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  • Gabon opposition chief claims election victory

    Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping claimed Sunday he had been elected president, prompting President Ali Bongo to say that he will wait for official results to be released. The official tally of votes will not be published until Tuesday and some voters voiced fears of a repeat of the violence

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  • London-Channel highway reopens day after bridge collapse

    LONDON (AP) — A highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured that the rest of the structure wouldn't fall down as well.

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  • Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.

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  • Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized

    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years.

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  • Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack

    The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city's police chief described the men as "guardians" of democracy, praising them for protecting the freedom to protest at a large ...

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  • Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed

    By Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. Turkish warplanes roared

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  • Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

    Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last ...

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  • Rivals Hamas, Fatah gear up for first election since 2006

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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  • Turkey to fight IS, Syrian Kurdish militia with 'same determination': Erdogan

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to devote equal energy to combatting Islamic State jihadists and Syrian Kurdish fighters, on the fifth day of a major offensive that has left dozens dead. "We will make any kind of contribution to the work to clear Daesh (IS) from Syria,"

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  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school, Chicago police announced Sunday.

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  • Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

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  • Merkel's deputy wishes he'd given neo-Nazis both fingers

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second-in-command has only one regret after flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis recently.

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  • Lawyer's at center of race, gun debate on 2 Charleston cases

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

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  • Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term - poll

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year. This has raised opposition to Merkel's open-door migrant policy, which allowed hundreds of thousands

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  • A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It's been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding

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  • Panera CEO on self-respect, and why he often avoids gluten

    Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the "discoverer-in-chief," meaning he's in charge of ensuring the bakery chain's image doesn't grow stale. The company's recent efforts include ...

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  • In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.

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  • German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

    Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations. ...

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  • News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primary

    PHOENIX (AP) — A challenge to longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain leads the lists of contests drawing attention in Tuesday's Arizona primary election. Here's a look at some of the races and issues:

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  • Big costs for little ones

    Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. The cost varies widely across the country, but the Child Care Aware of America organization found that it can run ...

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  • Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire

    Colombia readied for a rendezvous with history at midnight Sunday when the guns fall silent in a 52-year-old war between the state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the South American country's largest leftist rebel group. "The end of the conflict has arrived!" President

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  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    By Iona Serrapica and Miran Jelenek AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town estimated that

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  • Egypt court releases lawyer who defied president

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer who had been held in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was released from jail Sunday on a court order.

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  • Dozens killed as Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

    Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardment in Syria on Sunday as Ankara ramped up its unprecedented offensive inside the country against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 40 civilians were killed in Turkish shelling

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