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Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration’s case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar. Continue reading

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi’s capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, who was re-elected last month, said in a televised address that he had ordered the police to find Lt. Continue reading

Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent loss

A man walks with his dog past a mural at a central neighborhood in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Continue reading

Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

BEIRUT (AP) — Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. The Local Coordination Committees said the warplane crashed in a busy market in Ariha, adding that it was not immediately clear whether the warplane was shot down. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the warplane crashed in the center of the town, destroying several homes and killing at least 12 people Continue reading

Manhunt continues for suspect in officer’s fatal shooting

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton, 33, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said at a Sunday news conference Continue reading

GOP candidates woo donors, Koch warns government must shrink

By JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Five Republican presidential candidates wooed donors at a weekend retreat where billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is “done for” if conservatives don’t rally others to their cause by demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government “History demonstrates that when the American people get motivated by an issue of justice, that they believe is just, extraordinary things can be accomplished,” he said on Sunday, going on to reference the American Revolution, abolition of slavery and women’s and civil rights movements. “We, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back.” Listening intently inside a tightly guarded luxury resort in Southern California were 450 business leaders — many among them top political contributors — and the elected officials who receive that largesse Continue reading

Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company

By JACK GILLUM and RONNIE GREENE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Continue reading

Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing

FILE – In this Sunday, June 7, 2015 file photo, Chita Rivera, center, and the cast of “The Visit” perform at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Continue reading

Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said Continue reading

Clinton’s presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

By LISA LERER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Continue reading