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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after...
By Desmond Butler The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai ...
By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez The Associated Press FULL STORY
Some wells running dry amid drought
EAST PORTERVILLE — Hundreds of domestic wells in California’s drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Girl Scouts have set up collection points while local charities are searching for money to ins...
By Scott Smith The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Global marches draw attention to climate change
NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles ...
By Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak The Associated Press FULL STORY
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because ...
By Jay Reeves The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
32 structures destroyed in fire
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday. According to preliminary figures, 10 residences and 22 outbuildings were lost in the King Fire as the structure...
By Terry Collins The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kashkari aims to unify GOP after weekend divisions
LOS ANGELES — Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party’s state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message. “I’m...
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Authorities catch all 5 California jail escapees
All five men have been recaptured after their escape from a central California jail on Friday, authorities said. A pair of special sheriff’s units caught four of the men Saturday night, about 24 hours after they broke out of the Madera County lockup, sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart said. N...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California. One bill signed Sunday allows 15,000 additional electric and partial zero-emissions vehicles, or 70,000 total vehicles, to get green stickers that allow driving in carpool lanes even when solo....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts
BUTLER, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a “doughnut” with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot. Police say 35-year-old Brett Whitmire’s truck kicked up damaging stones as it spun in a tight circle in th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Police: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls
HARRISON CITY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 52-year-old Gregory Shaffer was jailed after his arraignment Wednesday on charges o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
BOSTON — There’s some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives’ tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Sonal Saraiya and her colleagues in Michigan found that packing strips of cured pork in the nose of ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
IRBIL, Iraq — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 ..
U.S. existing home sales fall in August
WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and f..
Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
NEW YORK — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new ..
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