• Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: coastguard

    The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue on Monday of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years. Dramatic images showed migrants wearing life jackets jumping off one of their boats into the Mediterranean and swimming toward rescuers.

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  • Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

    Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. During the first round, Guterres took the lead with 12 "encourage" votes and three "no opinion

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  • 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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  • 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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  • FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

    The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber ...

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  • Tokyo, Wall St. shares boosted by Fed rate hike talk

    Japanese shares pushed sharply higher and Wall Street got a boost Monday by rising expectations of an interest rate increase this year by the US Federal Reserve. The rate hike talk, which came out of the Fed's central banking symposium at the end of last week, sent the dollar up past 102 yen, after

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  • BYU's internal probe on sex assaults nearing completion

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University President Keven Worthen says a faculty advisory council created to review how the school handles reports of sexual assault will present its findings this fall.

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  • Reward offered for capture of fugitive polygamist from Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities hope a $50,000 reward announced Monday, coupled with a falling out between polygamist fugitive Lyle Jeffs and his brother — imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs — will lead someone to reveal his whereabouts.

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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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  • Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the moments before reports of gunshots created a panic at the Los Angeles airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro.

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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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  • US meets target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced.

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  • Swiss fighter jet missing, believed crashed: ministry

    A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched. The F/A-18 C single-seater had been taking part in a training exercise with a second plane when all radio contact

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  • Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after third ballot

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres still leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a third U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said. The 15-member council cast a ballot for each of the remaining

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  • 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

    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 ...

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  • Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings

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  • Phoenix sheriff enters primary amid toughest campaign yet

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has turned out to be the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix.

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  • London's Notting Hill Carnival turns 50

    Hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets to celebrate London's Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, as police made more than 400 arrests during the festival's 50th anniversary. Feathered dancers, steel bands and earth-shaking sound systems featured in the vibrant celebration of British

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  • Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip

    President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour ...

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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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  • U.S. to meet target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees - White House

    By Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2018, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th

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  • Truck carrying Takata air bag materials explodes in Texas, killing one

    (Reuters) - A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag propellant material at the center of a global recall crashed and exploded in Texas last week, killing one woman and injuring four other people, the auto parts supplier said on Monday. Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling

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  • Peru's president says local people do not get his 'English humor'

    After upsetting lawmakers and a senior church leader with comments that have triggered chuckles and raised eyebrows, Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has observed that Peruvians do not get his "English humor". Kuczynski, a 77-year-old former investment banker who studied in Britain

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  • Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4

    U.S. President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Monday. Obama wants to talk with Erdogan about events in

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  • Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs: study

    Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers said Monday. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, wanted to see if female mosquitoes could pass the infection

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