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  • UN implores all countries to help on Ebola UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is 'losing the battle' against Ebola, while U.N. officials implored all countries to quickly step up their response by contributing health experts and other help.
  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents

    This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for the boy's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.


  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    File picture shows Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 14, 2014RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.


  • APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.
  • Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said. Erekat and intelligence chief Majid Faraj will hold a series of meetings with senior officials in Washington in which they will press the case for Palestinian statehood, amid frustration after a year of talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas collapsed in April. The discussions with Kerry will focus on establishing "a timeframe for ending Israel's occupation to be agreed as soon as possible and not after the end of this year", said a Palestinian official familiar with the plan Erekat will lay out.
  • Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated off shore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 21, 2010Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill. Halliburton said the money would be paid to the Gulf fishing industry and other victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including some claims made in suits against oil giant BP. Under contract with BP, Halliburton constructed the cement casing of the offshore deepwater Macondo well that blew out on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people. The blast sank the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico over 78 days, soaking shores in several states, killing wildlife, and shutting down the fishing industry on much of the US gulf coast.


  • Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63 NEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.
  • Iraqi forces press advance as parliament stormed Iraqi forces made more progress Tuesday in their fightback against jihadists, even as anger boiled over in Baghdad where protesters stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June. After breaking a months-long jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen-majority town of Amerli by Islamic State (IS) fighters, troops also regained control of part of a key highway linking Baghdad to the north.
  • Ukraine may need bigger bailout if conflict continues in 2015: IMF By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Nevertheless, it said the money planned under the program is largely sufficient for now as long as the fighting between the government in Kiev and the rebels in the eastern part of the country subsides in the "coming months." The momentum in the five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of the rebels, who are now advancing on a major port as they seek to throw off rule from Kiev. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending troops into Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. Kiev will now face a $3.5 billion funding shortfall for this year and next due to the fighting, but the IMF said the government should be able to cover most of it with planned debt issues and an expected $900 million in further donor support.
  • Public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury.
  • Not Amused: Queen finds cell phone pics troubling LONDON (AP) — It's official. She is not amused.
  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, Shiite militiamen hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Aid began flowing into the small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by insurgents in a rare victory by government forces. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.


  • Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament: witnesses More than 100 relatives of Iraqi soldiers captured by Islamic State fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on Tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said. The crowd, mostly from Iraq's Shi'ite majority, smashed equipment, assaulted at least two staff members they mistook for lawmakers and refused to leave the building, said officials inside. A special forces unit came to remove them from the parliament," the employee said. Islamic State captured the soldiers in June at the start of its lightening advance through northern and central Iraq, where it declared an Islamic Caliphate and threatened to march on Baghdad.
  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Alexei Miller, CEO of Russian natural gas giant Gazprom during the ceremony marking the construction of gas pipeline "Power of Siberia" connecting Russia and China near the village of Us Khatyn in Yakutsk region, Russia, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.


  • 9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

    In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.


  • Bullish U.S. manufacturing, construction data bolster growth outlook

    An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in SpartanburgThe Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Tuesday its index of national factory activity rose to 59.0 last month, the highest reading since March 2011, from 57.1 in July. Separately, the Commerce Department said construction spending increased 1.8 percent to an annual rate of $981.31 billion, the highest level since December 2008. July's percentage rise in construction spending was the largest since May 2012 and reflected gains across all categories, with the exception of federal government. Economists had forecast construction spending increasing 1.0 percent after a previously reported 1.8 percent drop in June.


  • Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault

    FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Canadian police say the pop star has been charged Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say that the incident happened Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.


  • Romance blossoms between German, French leaders in TV film

    French President Francois Hollande (R) embraces German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the international D-Day commemoration ceremony in Ouistreham, on June 6, 2014Imagine the president of France bringing the German chancellor croissants for breakfast after an all-night summit between the sheets. Imagine no longer: this is the premise of a primetime romantic comedy which premieres Tuesday on German TV in which a workaholic German chancellor ends up falling for a dashing French leader. All resemblances to reality have been thrown to the wind in "Die Staatsaffaere" (The State Affair) with the chancellor played by German blonde bombshell Veronica Ferres, while French actor Philippe Caroit, 54, is even better looking than former French president Jacques Chirac in his prime. While the fizz may have gone out of Franco-German relations since Francois Hollande failed to tempt pastor's daughter Angela Merkel from the narrow path of fiscal rectitude, the TV film on the SAT.


  • EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

    Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near KramatorskBy Robin Emmott and Richard Balmforth BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armoured columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favour of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.


  • U.S. military strike in Somalia targeted al Shabaab leader If Godane were killed, it would be a major victory against the al Shabaab militants fighting the Western-backed government of Somalia, which is also supported by African Union troops. Since taking charge in 2008, Godane has restyled the group as a global player in the al Qaeda franchise - a transformation that was highlighted when it killed at least 67 people in an attack on a Kenyan shopping mall in September last year.
  • Irsay pleads guilty to misdemeanor in drug case

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay enters Hamilton County court in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Irsay is scheduled to appear in court for a change-of-plea hearing on drug-related charges he faces from a traffic stop in March. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March.


  • VENICE WATCH: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines

    Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker pose during a photo call at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press.


  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
  • Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk opens a government meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Tusk was chosen by EU leaders to be the next president of the European Council. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004.


  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement NEW YORK (AP) — Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • AP Source: Watt agrees to contract extension HOUSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.
  • United offloads youth to signal shift in policy

    England's Danny Welbeck points during a training session at London Colney, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. England will play Norway in an international friendly soccer match at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed.


  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown arriving at the D.C. Superior Court in Washington. Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013. According to court filings, Brown was scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday for a plea hearing but was unable due to travel issues. The hearing was rescheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.


  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.


  • MSF calls for military medics to help tackle West Africa Ebola By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders must immediately deploy civilian and military medical teams to fight the world’s biggest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the head of an international medical charity said in New York on Tuesday. The international response has so far relied on overstretched health ministries and nongovernmental organisations to tackle the exceptionally large outbreak of the disease, Medecins sans Frontieres President Joanne Liu told U.N. member states at their New York headquarters. Liu accused world leaders of "failing to come to grips with this transnational threat,” and said they had “essentially joined a global coalition of inaction," despite the World Health Organisation’s Aug. 8 announcement that the epidemic constituted a ‘public health emergency of international concern.’ Her remarks followed World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s declaration on Monday that many people were dying unnecessarily from a “disastrously inadequate response" to the disease and that wealthy nations ought to share their knowledge and resources to help African countries.
  • AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots

    This Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo shows a nuclear research reactor at the headquarters of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in Tehran, Iran, which went online with American help in 1967 _ before Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution strained ties between the two countries. The deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts. Asghar Zarean, who is in charge of security for Iran’s nuclear program, said foreign intelligence agencies targeted the experts when they traveled abroad. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.


  • Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

    U.N. vehicles drive in Syria near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan HeightsBy Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday. The Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has established a major presence in the region, analysts said, and is poised to carry out attacks across the barren borderlands where Syria, Israel and Jordan converge. Iran meanwhile is seeking to expand its influence in the region via its support for Assad and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, all of which are allied against the Sunni insurgency confronting Assad, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said. "Iran's fingerprints can be seen in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, in attempts to use terror squads against us," Yaalon told an economic conference as he set out the combined threat from Islamist groups in Syria.


  • Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup

    European Ryder cup team captain Paul McGinley laughs during a press conference at Wentworth Golf Club to announce his three wild card selections for his team to play at Gleneagles in Scotland against the USA, in Wentworth England, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley — breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States at Gleneagles this month.


  • Jolie's bridal gown 'adorned with her children's art'

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, seen at the premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent', in Hollywood, California, on May 28, 2014Artwork drawn by Angelina Jolie's children was embroidered into her bridal gown and veil, adding a touch of whimsy to her wedding last month to Brad Pitt, celebrity magazines reported on Tuesday. Two magazines, People and Hello, published photos of the August 23 nuptials in France, with both publications featuring front page pictures of Jolie in the stunning Versace wedding gown. Luigi Massi, master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children's drawings into the veil and the back of the ivory satin dress, which was left unembellished on the front. "He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."


  • Chelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll

    Chelsea's Diego Costa, top, is thwarted by Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)LONDON (AP) — With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday.


  • Private equity firm to buy Compuware for $2.5B Private equity firm Thoma Bravo will spend about $2.5 billion to buy Compuware and take the software developer private.
  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 file photo, Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter addresses a press conference in Benghazi, Libya. Clashes concentrated around Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi's Benina airport between a group of Islamist militias called The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council and rival fighters loyal to renegade Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s killed more than 30, a Libyan security official said Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Hifter’s jets pounded Islamists’ positions while militiamen responded with artillery. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.


  • Poll predicts first UK parliament seat for anti-EU party in October 9 vote

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron walks to Parliament after leaving Number 10 Downing Street in LondonBritain's anti-EU UK Independence Party will easily win its first seat in the British parliament next month, an opinion poll suggested on Tuesday, after the ruling Conservative party named Oct. 9 as the date for a by-election in southern England. The seat, in Clacton, in the county of Essex, became vacant after Douglas Carswell, a lawmaker in Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, unexpectedly defected to UKIP last month, saying he doubted Cameron's desire to reform the European Union. Cameron has pledged to try to reshape Britain's EU ties if re-elected before giving Britons an EU membership referendum.


  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.
  • Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet including the prime minister who led it for two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.

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