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Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Mou...
By Sameer N. Yacoub The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them. Attorney General Kamala ...
By Andrew Dalton The Associated Press FULL STORY
House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. The lawmakers, one Republican and one Democratic, offered bipartisan pressure ...
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
U.S. trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’
WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Ai...
By Robert Burns The Associated Press FULL STORY
49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. McDonald, 29, was released from jail after posting bail, Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Sten...
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Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel
KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have re...
By Jim Heintz The Associated Press FULL STORY
Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley
A significant aftershock from last weekend’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California’s wine country. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Thomas Brocher, director of USGS’ Earthquake Scie...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
California wildfires show slower growth
The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. The Forest Service reported Sunday that the fires had burned 98 square miles in the Klamath National Forest by Sunday...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say a New Jersey family’s dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the owners were away. Police tell the Asbury Park Press tha...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, of Manchester, was spotted by a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The firs...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned
LOS ANGELES — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. With the box was a ca...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record
CAMDEN, Ala. — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. AL.com reports a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound alligator on Friday, determining a total length of 15-feet,...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment
VIENNA — The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door. Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment at daybreak and surround its sleeping tenant with guns drawn was...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained America..
Four Phillies pitchers combine to no-hit Braves
ATLANTA — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Mond..
Bicyclist robs man at gunpoint in South San Francisco
A man was robbed at gunpoint in South San Francisco early Monday morning, police said. The robbery ..
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