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  • Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated
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    Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

    Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the

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  • Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers
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    Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks

  • Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists
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    Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

    The girls were charged with obstructing the referendum process and destroying public property after tearing down the lists posted outside a school, said Damrong Phetpong, police commander in the northern province of Kamphaeng Phet. The referendum will be the first big test of the public's opinion

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    Santa Clarita Sand fire: Why are California wildfires getting worse?

    Extremely dry conditions in California caused yet another fire this week, with a fire in Santa Clarita burning a path through 5,500 acres this weekend. Wildfire experts say that this unusual fire behavior can likely be attributed to continued heat and dry conditions. “It is unusual to see a fire grow

  • Coming Soon: A Commuter’s Dream in Manassas, VA

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    Mystery of flight MH370: Did the pilot chart a course into the Indian Ocean?

    It has now been over two years of theories, false leads, heartbreak, and investigation since the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 mysteriously vanished off the radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard. The March 2014 disappearance kicked off a multinational

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Could Turkey convince the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen?

    Turkish officials said on Friday that they will request the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from his compound in Pennsylvania by formal means, after the US State Department offered legal assistance from the Justice and State departments. Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States,

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    Baton Rouge funeral: How to get the 'best of humanity' from cops

    The death of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Garafola has received particular attention, as he intentionally left cover to help another wounded officer. "He had taken cover behind a dumpster during a gunfight with the attacker when he saw a wounded Baton Rouge Police Department officer

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  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens
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    Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack
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    Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

  • ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row
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    ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

    Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its ...

  • "Shark Tank" Star Reveals #1 Mortgage Payoff Tip

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    Snow beats Gilmour for 2nd Governor's Cup regatta title

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nevin Snow of San Diego won his second Governor's Cup title with a 2-0 victory Saturday against former two-time champion Sam Gilmour of Australia at the Balboa Yacht Club.

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    At age 37, Ivo Karlovic to face Monfils in Citi Open final

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Ivo Karlovic willingly admits that whatever success he has on a tennis court is due mainly to his big serve.

  • Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago
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    Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.

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    Eli Tomac wins Washougal National

    WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Eli Tomac won the Washougal National on Saturday for his second overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship victory in the last three 450 Class events.

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    Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday evening and was threatening homes, fire officials said. The so-called Sand

  • Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado
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    Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died.

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  • South-east Asia bloc pushes for South China Sea breakthrough
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    South-east Asia bloc pushes for South China Sea breakthrough

    South-east Asian foreign ministers will hold crunch talks in communist Laos on Sunday at a summit already overshadowed by infighting over Beijing's sabre rattling in the South China Sea. The gathering in Vientiane is the first major regional talks since the UN-backed tribunal ruled earlier this

  • US researcher: Young shooters tend to research role models
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    US researcher: Young shooters tend to research role models

    MILAN (AP) — The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models — but it's just one of many possible indicators.

  • Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour
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    Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

    The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard was behind the controls of Solar Impulse 2, which can fly for days on only energy from the sun. Piccard and Swiss entrepreneur and pilot Andre

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  • Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final
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    Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams ran all over the court to extend long points and overcame her inconsistent serve before a dominant tiebreaker, holding off gutsy fellow American Alison Riske 6-1, 7-6 (2) on Saturday night to reach the Bank of the West final.

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    Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract.

  • Snedeker leads amateur du Toit, Johnson in Canadian Open
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    Snedeker leads amateur du Toit, Johnson in Canadian Open

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jared du Toit was in position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 62 years — and the first amateur to break through on the PGA Tour in 25 seasons.

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  • Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate
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    Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate

    Tim Kaine made a big splash Saturday in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:50 a.m. GMT

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire. Laos is hosting

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    Houston Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have signed Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra.