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  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There's plenty of raw electricity sloshing around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, offering promise for U.S. northeasterners who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. Critics of proposals to...

  • Separate NYC gunfire incidents leave 2 dead, 11 wounded

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were killed and 11 others wounded in three overnight shootings in New York City, including nine people hurt when gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn, police said Sunday. The gunfire at the party in the East New York section of Brooklyn started around 2:15 a.m., after a dispute, police said. Nine people...

  • Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital official. Shira Banki, 16, succumbed to her wounds, and her organs will be donated, Hadassah Medical Center spokeswoman Hadar Elboim said. The girl was among...

  • Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, as an international outcry persisted over another U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said Sunday. Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority...

  • Yemen pro-government fighters receive new weapons

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides of the conflict said Sunday. Military and port officials in Aden said new heavy and medium weapons and ammunition arrived in Aden in late July...

  • Former news anchor to run for Missouri secretary of state

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith is running for Missouri secretary of state in 2016. The retired KMOV-TV anchor announced her candidacy in a Sunday statement. She's the only Democrat so far to announce plans to run. The office will be open because Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is not seeking...

  • Sweden's Sarah Sjoestrom sets world mark in 100 butterfly

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sarah Sjoestrom of Sweden has set a world record in the semifinals of the 100-butterfly at the world swimming championships. Competing in the second semi on Sunday night, Sjoestrom won in 55.74 seconds. She broke the mark of 55.98 set by American Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London Olympics. The final is Monday night at Kazan...

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