• U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear programme

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear programme after its fifth nuclear test this month. The U.S. Treasury said

    Reuters
  • Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

    Astronomers on Monday said they have spotted evidence of water vapour plumes rising from Jupiter's moon Europa, a finding that might make it easier to learn whether life exists in the warm, salty ocean hidden beneath its icy surface. The apparent plumes detected by the Hubble Space Telescope shoot

    Reuters
  • Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday

    Associated Press
  • Body camera use questioned in fatal shootings in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

    Associated Press
  • 6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

    A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities ...

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  • Lawyer for Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman claims torture

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture.

    Associated Press
  • Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer

    SEATTLE (AP) — Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media.

    Associated Press
  • Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Colombia's Santos lauds cadet training, military

    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Spain's Socialists under pressure to allow conservative to form government

    Spain's Socialist leader faced mounting pressure Monday to let acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy form a new government and end a months-long political impasse, after his party suffered losses in two regional elections. The Socialist party (PSOE) lost ground in Sunday's elections in the northern

    AFP News
  • The Latest: Complex manager says suspect upset recently

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

    Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried ...

    Associated Press
  • Germany seeking comprehensive 5G mobile network: report

    Germany wants to become the first country to set up a comprehensive 5G mobile network, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung quoted digital infrastructure minister Alexander Dobrindt as saying in Tuesday's editions. "We want Germany to be the leading market for 5G and the first country that will

    Reuters
  • Colombia will 'leap into abyss' if votes against peace - negotiator

    By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - A rejection of Colombia's peace accord in a referendum next week would be a "leap into the abyss" as it could intensify the war and cost the country a decade to get Marxist FARC rebels back to the negotiating table,

    Reuters
  • Earth's climate past points to overheated future

    Our planet may grow intolerably hot even if greenhouse gases in the atmosphere remain at current levels, according to the first two-million-year reconstruction of surface temperatures, published on Monday. "Stabilisation at today's greenhouse gas levels may aready commit Earth to an eventual

    AFP News
  • Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

    A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate. One of Guzman's lawyers, Jose Refugio Rodriguez, said the Sinaloa drug cartel

    AFP News
  • EU launches programme to issue cash cards to migrants in Turkey

    The European Union launched a programme on Monday to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will curb the numbers trying to enter Europe. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) will give refugees pre-paid cards for food, housing

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Documents: Mall shooting suspect confessed

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.

    Associated Press
  • Man confessed to Washington state mall shooting - court documents

    Turkish-born Arcan Cetin, a legal U.S. permanent resident, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder on Monday in a brief hearing in Skagit County District Court in Mount Vernon, Washington and ordered held on $2 million bail. According to charging documents, while being questioned by investigators

    Reuters
  • Banks tumble with interest rates, leading a US stock slide

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slumping Monday and banks are taking the biggest losses. Shares of Deutsche Bank hit an all-time low and interest rates are moving lower. Pfizer is pulling drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.

    Associated Press
  • Venezuela opposition to push 2016 recall despite ruling

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition vowed Monday to press forward with its bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year and promised street demonstrations should the government continue to stymie the vote.

    Associated Press
  • Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church on Monday harshly criticized what it called a campaign to smear three priests murdered in less than a week by suggesting the victims had been involved in questionable behavior.

    Associated Press
  • Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August

    Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West. New home sales dropped 7.6 percent ...

    Associated Press
  • Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal charges.

    Associated Press

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