• Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

    Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair. Detectives have launched a manhunt and opened an attempted murder inquiry following the incident late Saturday, Hungarian

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  • Bosnian Serbs finish voting on disputed 'Republic Day'

    Serbs in Bosnia voted Sunday on whether to keep celebrating a statehood day in January, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups. The poll was the brainchild of Milorad Dodik, nationalist leader of the Bosnian Serb-run entity Republika Srpska

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  • Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.

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  • Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.

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  • Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate

    Pressure mounted on Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump Sunday as they head into their first presidential debate with a new poll showing them in a dead heat. Mind games were on display as Trump threatened to invite Gennifer Flowers, a former lover of Bill Clinton, to watch Monday'

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  • California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

    All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it. The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether ...

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  • Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo

    Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. US Ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of "barbarism" during a Security Council

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  • Q&A: A mortgage exec reflects on housing market's challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows.

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  • Authorities search for clues in Washington mall shooting

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

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  • Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving the each candidate fresh bragging rights about their knowledge of foreign policy and readiness to lead the nation on the eve of their first presidential debate.

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  • African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

    The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching. The revelation, the worst drop in 25 years, came amid disagreement on the second day of

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  • At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

    At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the ...

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  • Police: 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University of Illinois campus.

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  • Jewish community in Guatemala resettles, claiming harassment

    A community of Orthodox Jews living outside Guatemala's capital moved out Sunday, claiming persecution because of their faith. The leader of the Lev Tahor community, the US rabbi Uriel Goldman, said his people are moving to a village in eastern Guatemala because of harassment including a raid of

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  • The Latest: Couple goes forward with wedding despite flood

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding along rain-swollen rivers in Iowa (all times local):

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  • Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational

    Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night. As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the ...

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  • Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

    A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook. Nahed Hattar was struck by three bullets before the alleged assassin was arrested at the scene of the shooting in Amman's central Abdali district,

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  • Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country's police chief said Sunday.

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  • Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

    BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders.

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  • Fuel tanker burning in Gulf of Mexico

    A fuel tanker ship burned out of control Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico and started to leak, setting the water on fire, authorities said. The state-owned Pemex ship has been on fire for 24 hours just off the eastern port city of Veracruz. Pemex, navy and other crews worked to put out the flames.

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  • U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

    By Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". A diplomatic

  • Suspect in fatal shooting of 5 at Washington state mall captured, identified

    By Matt Mills McKnight BURLINGTON, Wash. (Reuters) - The gunman believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five people, was captured on Saturday one day after the attack, authorities said. Authorities identified the shooter as Arcan Cetin, 20, a resident of Oak Harbor

  • Officers hoof it in 'hotspots' to bridge community divisions

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two officers wearing bulletproof vests walk block after block through one of the toughest neighborhoods of this small city that has earned an oversized reputation for violence, with 55 shootings last year.

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  • U.S. slams Russian 'barbarism' in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossible

    By Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed

  • Trump, Netanyahu discuss Islamic State, Iran, Palestinians in meeting

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday discussed the Iran nuclear deal, the battle against Islamic State, Israel's security fence and other regional concerns. After an hourlong meeting at Trump Tower in New



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