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  • Spanish regional elections fail to break political deadlock
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    Spanish regional elections fail to break political deadlock

    By Miguel Vidal and Vincent West SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA/BILBAO, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's regional elections reinforced the center-right People's Party (PP) on Sunday while dealing a blow to the opposition Socialists but failed to signal a clear path to avoid a third nationwide vote in December

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    Houthi official in Yemen offers border truce, amnesty

    A top official in Yemen's armed Houthi movement on Sunday offered to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia and an amnesty for Yemeni fighters opposing the group if the kingdom stopped air strikes and lifted a near blockade on the country. The move falls short of demands by Yemen's government and their

  • Reuters

    British PM May rebuffed calls to play bigger role in EU referendum campaign

    By Kylie MacLellan LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May repeatedly failed to back her predecessor David Cameron in his fight to keep Britain in the European Union and hampered his attempts to rein in migration, according to extracts from two books about the referendum. May, who

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Should Charlotte still have hosted an NFL game?

    Football fans were met by demonstrators outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte before the Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings game Sunday, as protests over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott continued into its sixth day. Amid security concerns and rumors of a rally, the National Football League

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Does US election history predict a Trump victory?

    A professor who has accurately predicted the winner in each of the past eight presidential elections announced that his model points to a victory this November for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Instead of relying on the latest voter polls, Allan Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at American

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Once again, despite death reports, Boko Haram leader reappears

    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, made an appearance in a video released by the militant group on Sunday. In the video, he mocked the Nigerian military and spoke about the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, 2014. The Nigerian military reported that they had fatally wounded

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Jordan’s small light in a dark Mideast

    A good example is the Sept. 20 election in Jordan for a new lower house of parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood put up candidates for the first time in nearly a decade and did well – largely because it dropped the slogan “the Quran is our constitution” and instead proposed secular reforms. In addition

  • McIlroy the big winner at East Lake
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    McIlroy the big winner at East Lake

    ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.

  • Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
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    Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that

  • Bilic fumes at West Ham flops
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    Bilic fumes at West Ham flops

    Slaven Bilic has warned his West Ham flops they won't be allowed to live off past achievements after Southampton condemned them to a fourth successive Premier League defeat. Bilic's side were lauded after finishing seventh last season but just months later they are languishing in the relegation

  • Canada Unifor union ratifies C$554-million new investment GM deal
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    Canada Unifor union ratifies C$554-million new investment GM deal

    Canada's Unifor union ratified a deal with General Motors Co that will see the auto maker invest C$554 million ($420.84 million) in its local plants, the labor group said on Sunday. Workers voted 64.7 percent to ratify the agreement, Unifor said in a statement. The union said earlier in the day

  • Yemen rebel leader proposes border truce with Saudi
    AFP

    Yemen rebel leader proposes border truce with Saudi

    A leader of Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels on Sunday proposed a truce on the country's border with Saudi Arabia in an exchange for a halt in Saudi-led strikes on his forces. The proposal, coinciding with a surge in fighting after peace talks were suspended last month, was made by Salah al-Sammad

  • Associated Press

    Grayson Murray wins Web.com Tour event in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Grayson Murray won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sunday and Cameron Smith and Kevin Tway wrapped up PGA Tour cards.

  • Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party
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    Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

    MADRID (AP) — Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition Socialists lost ground.

  • Streaking Canadians to face Team Europe in World Cup finals
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    Streaking Canadians to face Team Europe in World Cup finals

    TORONTO (AP) — Sidney Crosby and the Canadians look as if they can't be stopped.

  • Reuters

    Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime

    By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country. More such moves, with

  • Associated Press

    AP Interview: Wade ready for his Chicago challenge

    MIAMI (AP) — It's not like Dwyane Wade has never dealt with change before.

  • Spain's regional elections boost acting PM's party, weaken Socialists
    AFP

    Spain's regional elections boost acting PM's party, weaken Socialists

    Regional elections in Spain on Sunday strengthened acting Prime Minister's Mariano Rajoy's conservatives and weakened the Socialists, under pressure to let him form a government and end a months-long political impasse. The country is being run by a government without full powers following inconclusive

  • Associated Press

    Brazilian city council candidate shot dead at Rio rally

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say gunmen have killed a city council candidate as he was leaving a political rally outside Rio de Janeiro.

  • Associated Press

    Some notable deaths of active MLB players

    A look at some of the notable deaths of active Major League Baseball players in recent years:

  • Activists in Mexico urge US expats to derail Trump
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    Activists in Mexico urge US expats to derail Trump

    A human rights group is urging the nearly one million US citizens who live in Mexico to vote in hopes of keeping Republican Donald Trump out of the White House, organizers said Sunday. "We are going to mobilize the almost eight million Americans who live abroad, a million of them in Mexico, and

  • AFP

    Tatar's OT winner lifts Europe into World Cup of Hockey final

    Tomas Tatar scored his second goal of the game 3:43 into overtime as Team Europe advanced to the final of the World Cup of Hockey with a 3-2 win over Sweden. Tatar, of Slovakia, scored a controversial goal on Sunday as the puck appeared to go in off his skate and past a startled Swedish goaltender Henrik

  • Moscow prepares for 1st English visit since Euro 2016 clash
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    Moscow prepares for 1st English visit since Euro 2016 clash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League. It's the first visit by an English club to Russia since clashes between the two countries' fans marred the European Championship, though a repeat of that mass violence

  • Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast
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    Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fuel tanker carrying gasoline and diesel continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames.

  • Suspect in Pippa royal photo 'hack' bailed by UK police
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    Suspect in Pippa royal photo 'hack' bailed by UK police

    A suspected hacker was bailed by British police on Sunday following reports that 3,000 photographs had been stolen from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and were up for sale. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from Middleton's iCloud