• Dotcom says extradition appeal to be live-streamed

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said Tuesday a judge had granted his request to live-stream his appeal to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the United States where he is wanted on video piracy charges. "Breaking News: Judge has granted live streaming! Success!" Dotcom tweeted as his appeal

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  • In Asia, Obama faces trade pact test amid U.S. opposition

    By Roberta Rampton and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn't crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review's 2017 edition of "The Best

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  • Panel tells embattled Nebraska senator to resign by Friday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who had cybersex on a state laptop has until Friday to resign or face consequences such as expulsion or impeachment, a legislative panel said Monday.

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  • Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a

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  • Welcome center becomes rescue center for cross-country cat

    NEW BUFFALO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Welcome Center doubled as an animal rescue center, as employees sought and saved a cat that escaped from its cross-country bound family.

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  • Driver charged in Minnesota crash that killed 2 firefighters

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Michigan firefighter charged in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven others told investigators he hadn't slept more than 45 minutes in more than 24 hours and had used marijuana hours before the crash, Minnesota prosecutors said in charges filed Monday

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  • Honduran teen held by ICE: 'I learned a lot' in detention

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wildin Acosta had grabbed his book bag and left the house, and was just about to get in his car to drive to school in January when two men approached him.

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  • Yellowstone River's closure worries outdoors industry

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana's Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region's lucrative outdoors industry.

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  • Push your performance this fall with Fitbit's new releases

    The first of Fitbit's latest releases is a new version of their number one selling fitness tracker: the Charge 2 will help monitor and help improve performance thanks to its ability to track steps, distance, pace, floors climbed, and calories burned across a variety of sports.

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  • US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

    Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State

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  • Tatiana delights in new life as pageant queen

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 30  — Waking up to a new week after being crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, Tatiana Kumar knows her life will never be the same again. The 18-year-old’s phone had been...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Latest: Temer denies he would strip workers of rights

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

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  • Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

    It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation ...

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  • Tearful farewell for crane incident victim

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — It was a sorrowful atmosphere at the funeral of Joice Chin Khoon Sing, who was crushed to death when a crane hook fell on her car at Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur on...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

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  • Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

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  • Support for Australian PM hits all-time low

    Support for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fallen to an all-time low, according to a poll by The Australian newspaper on Tuesday. The poll of 1,696 Australian voters found satisfaction with Turnbull has fallen to 34 percent, the lowest level since he ousted former Prime Minister

    Reuters
  • Senate hopeful won't say if OK with Trump having nuke codes

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana declined Monday to say whether he's comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation's nuclear launch codes.

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  • The Latest: DA: Families a factor in death penalty decision

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

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  • Sabah’s property developers optimistic they can ride out the slump

    KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 – Having experienced a sluggish market with some negative growth since 2013, Sabah property developers are shifting gear from profit-driven luxury properties to smaller,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

    Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks. Hershey ...

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  • Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

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  • North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

    RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Beachgoers, boat captains and business owners on North Carolina's Outer Banks warily eyed a potent tropical weather system Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

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  • American's No. 2 executive departs for United Airlines

    The president and No. 2 executive at American Airlines has left the company and taken the same job with rival United Airlines. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Monday that Scott Kirby has been named ...

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