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  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures and a meeting of Europe's central bank for signs of...

  • Northern California wildfires show slower growth

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — 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...

  • California school retires divisive Arab mascot

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. The bearded, snarling mascot with a large hooked nose who wears a head scarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game on Friday. A belly-dancing genie...

  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing...

  • Ex-candidate sues re US Sen Landrieu's residency

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington. Under U.S. law, only "an inhabitant" of a state can be elected to the U.S. Senate to represent the...

  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ERIE, Colo. (AP) — A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon that the Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal...

  • Aftershocks follow 5.1 Alaska earthquake

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zZjnZh) that aftershocks of 4.08 and 4.19 were felt Sunday throughout the cities of North Pole and Fairbanks....

  • 3 injured in lightning strike at New York beach

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent...

  • Candidates culled from Nevada political elites

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's attorney general candidates start with three priceless political ingredients — presidential good looks, law degrees and a pedigree in state politics. Democrat Ross Miller's father was Nevada's longest-serving governor. Republican Adam Laxalt's grandfather was...

  • NY author, Rockefeller speechwriter Persico dies

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84. His wife, Sylvia Persico, says he died Saturday at a hospital in Albany after a long illness. Persico published 12 books including...

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