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2 killed, 16 wounded at Florida nightclub shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 16, police said. The attack ...

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

BATON ROUGE, La. — The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in ...

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. The ...

Personality change may signal dementia 

WASHINGTON — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an ...

Legislators aware part of Ohio medical marijuana law legally questionable

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a percentage of the state's pot licenses for minorities, were spotted ...

California wildfire guts 18 homes

LOS ANGELES — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ...

Sentencing set for couple who planned to join Islamic State

ABERDEEN, Miss. — A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and ...

Woman found dead in upstate N.Y.; daughter charged

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 11 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island's ...

Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. — Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck ...

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants ...

Drought vexes Northeastern U.S. farmers

CONCORD, N.H. — At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn have not broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted. The ...

Scientists capture wolverine images in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying ...

Middle East
Suicide bomber kills 14 at Iraq checkpoint; 9 die in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 ...

World
Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up, wounding 12 in Germany

ANSBACH, Germany — A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in ...

Former top Chinese general Guo sentenced for taking bribes

BEIJING — A Chinese military court on Monday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China's highest-level prosecution of ...

Emergency on Greek island after fire threatens homes

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Greek island of Chios after a forest fire fanned by high winds threatened ...

Mexican fugitive drug lord Caro Quintero denies he's back in business

MEXICO CITY — Fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero denied in an interview published Sunday that he is getting back into the drug trade or ...

Prime minister says France needs new security culture after Nice attack

PARIS — Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France needs to rethink its security culture, amid an escalating scandal over the government's handling of police deployment ...

Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities issued warrants on Monday for the detention of 42 journalists and detained 31 academics, official media reported, as the government ...

UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period ...

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

BEIJING — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks in Beijing on Monday with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House ...

Intense airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province hit 5 clinics

Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege ...

French minister rejects charges of changing police report on attack in Nice

PARIS — France's interior minister Sunday rejected an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing ...

Turkish lawyers report abuse of coup detainees

ANKARA, Turkey — Thousands of people taken into custody since Turkey's attempted coup are being held in sports facilities and stables, where some have been ...

Syrian refugee arrested as pregnant woman slain in machete attack in Germany

BERLIN — A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians ...