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  • Suspicious packages sent to Oregon government buildings

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon are investigating suspicious packages sent to government buildings around the state. Oregon State Police said Monday that some of the packages contained an unknown substance. Police did not say how many packages were received or which government buildings received them. Hazardous materials teams and...

  • Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

    ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory. Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday in hospice care, six months after she was found face-down in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome....

  • North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal

    BEIJING (AP) — The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state." Ji Jae Ryong told reporters that the Iranian nuclear deal reached earlier this month was an achievement made through protracted efforts, but that North...

  • 'Aggressive' search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard searched "aggressively" off the Florida coast and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy afternoon. What began as a teenage summer adventure — a...

  • Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41...

  • Authorities: 4 dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin

    AMERY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people have died after a small plane crashed in a field in rural western Wisconsin. A statement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office says the department was notified of the crash in the town of Alden just before 5:30 p.m. Monday. Deputies who responded found a single-engine Beechcraft plane burning in...

  • China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rises

    BEIJING (AP) — China's stock market was volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other markets also flitted between gains and losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index wavered, falling 3.8 percent in early trading and then recovering. It was recently down 0.7 percent at 3,699.93. Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. The state government of Quintana Roo, where the resort of Cancun is located, said there have been no reports of tourists cancelling visits because of the problem....

  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate. "I wish everything I said that...

  • US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish...

  • Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov't could prove costly

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls. The Italian-American automaker must offer to buy back 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and...

  • Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA's National...

  • Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death

    Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was found face-down in a bathtub are working against authorities now tasked with solving how she died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office...

  • South Korea says MERS threat is over

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn in a government meeting urged people to return to normal as the country hasn't seen a new MERS case in more than three weeks. More...

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad." Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some...

  • Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a white state trooper. Authorities also released an initial toxicology report for Bland on Monday, a...

  • Oil leak caused Marine jet crash in Southern California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An oil leak caused a Marine fighter jet to crash in a Southern California neighborhood last year, setting several homes on fire and destroying the aircraft, it was reported Monday. The AV-8B Harrier went down on June 4, 2014, after a crack in an oil drain tank caused a leak that sparked a fire, engine failure and total loss of...

  • Australian charged after police say he planned to fight IS

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man appeared in court Tuesday on terror charges after police say he tried to join Kurdish-aligned forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq. Jamie Williams, 28, was stopped by customs agents as he was boarding a flight to Qatar at Melbourne airport in December after military-style equipment and clothing were...

  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others. But the judge who ordered John Russell Houser detained said Monday that she did not have him involuntarily...

  • Mexico national team coach allegedly hits TV journalist

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico's national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games. Now Miguel Herrera's off-field composure is being questioned after a television sports anchor claimed the coach punched him at the Philadelphia airport following Mexico's 3-1 victory over Jamaica to take the Gold Cup....

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