• Tropical Storm Barbara gathers force far off southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tropical storm far off Mexico’s southern coast is on the verge of growing into a hurricane, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it could become a big one in the coming days.
    But Tropical Storm Barbara is heading out into the Pacific and poses no threat to land.
    The storm was centered about 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula Monday and was heading west at 16 mph (26 kph).
    The hurricane center s
  • Close to Chelsea move, Lampard misses training with Derby

    DERBY, England (AP) — Frank Lampard is edging closer to becoming Chelsea manager.
    Lampard’s current team, Derby, says the former England midfielder has been excused from reporting back for preseason training on Monday and Tuesday “to allow his discussions regarding a potential move to Chelsea to be concluded as soon as possible.”
    Lampard began talks last week with Chelsea, where he is the record scorer with 211 goals. He won three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge
  • Rashford signs 4-year deal with Man United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford has signed a four-year deal at Manchester United as the Premier League team tied down one of its most gifted young players.
    The 21-year-old England striker now has a contract at United until 2023, with the option of a further year.
    Rashford, who is locally born, emerged as the first-choice striker for manager Old Gunnar Solskjaer in the closing weeks of last season and is likely to fill that role again next season with Romelu Lukaku potentially le
  • Lebanese authorities to investigate deadly shooting

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s top defense council has ordered an investigation into a deadly shooting that left two people dead and others wounded.
    The Higher Defense Council held a meeting Monday attended by the president, prime minister, Cabinet ministers and heads of Lebanon’s security and military agencies.
    The meeting came a day after a shooting in a mountain village near Beirut killed two guards of Saleh al-Gharib, the minister of state handling refugee issues.
    The shooting cam
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  • Pope sets date for sainthood ceremony for Cardinal Newman

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Anglican convert, John Henry Newman, who later became a Catholic cardinal and was hailed by the Vatican for improving relations between religions, will be made a saint in October.
    Pope Francis on Monday decreed that his canonization ceremony be held on Oct. 13. The Holy See didn’t say where the ceremony would be held, but it was widely expected to take place at the Vatican.
    Newman renounced an illustrious career at Oxford University to convert to Catho
  • Ex-Cowboys player Brent arrested on assault, other charges

    DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent is being held on charges that include assaulting a public servant after authorities say officers found him intoxicated outside a Dallas-area fast food restaurant.
    Coppell police Sgt. Sammy Lujan says officers responded Sunday after a caller expressed concern about a man talking to himself.
    Lujan says the 31-year-old Brent was intoxicated and resisted as officers attempted to handcuff him. He was taken into custody after officers shot hi
  • Funeral scheduled for detective who fought for Sept. 11 fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — A funeral will be held Wednesday for a former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund. Detective Luis Alvarez appeared with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart last month to plead with Congress to extend the compensation fund.
    Alvarez, who died Saturday of colorectal cancer, was admitted to a hospice within days of his testimony.
    His funeral will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in the A
  • Closing arguments due in Navy SEAL court-martial

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Closing arguments are set to begin in the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with murder and other crimes in Iraq.
    The prosecution is expected to begin summing up its case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher on Monday in San Diego. Gallagher is accused of fatally stabbing a wounded Islamic State prisoner on May 3, 2017.
    He’s also charged with attempted murder and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline for posing with the corpse for
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  • Father who was shot after his twins were born has died

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 20-year-old Kentucky father who had watched the birth of his first children before being shot last week has been pronounced dead.
    News outlets report Tyrese Garvin was taken off of life support Friday. He was shot in a drive-by shooting, walking home from the hospital where his twins were born. He died in the same hospital.
    Louisville Metro Police Lt. Emily McKinley says they arrested three teenage boys, ages 14 to 17. Their charges weren’t immediately specif
  • Creator of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ says it tries to be ’empathic’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO show “Euphoria” is personal for Sam Levinson, its creator and writer.
    He drew on his own youth and struggles with addiction for the series.
    The eight-episode show follows a group of suburban high school students as they try to construct an identity in a world saturated with social media.
    There’s plenty of ugly sex, full frontal nudity, and several disturbing and violent scenes. Other recent shows — like Netflix’s “Sex Education&rd
  • US construction spending falls 0.8% in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in May, the first drop in six months, as home building fell for a fifth straight month.
    The Commerce Department says spending fell 0.8% in May, the first decline since a 1.3% drop in November, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion. Spending In April was revised up from a flat reading to a small gain of 0.4%.
    The weakness in May was widespread with spending on single-family homes and apartments down 0.6% while no
  • Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As it enters its 11th year, America’s economic expansion is now the longest on record — a streak that has shrunk unemployment, swelled household wealth, revived the housing market and helped fuel an explosive rise in the stock market.
    Yet even after a full decade of uninterrupted economic growth, the richest Americans now hold a greater share of the nation’s wealth than they did before the Great Recession began in 2007. And income growth has been sluggis
  • US construction spending falls 0.8% in May, first decline in 6 months, as housing remains weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8% in May, first decline in 6 months, as housing remains weak.
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  • Lisbon punishes electric scooters left on sidewalk

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Lisbon’s old town are cracking down on what locals increasingly describe as a scourge — shared electric scooters abandoned on sidewalks.
    The parish council which oversees the neighborhoods around the medieval St. George’s castle and the 18th-century downtown business district introduced fines of up to 300 euros ($340) Monday for companies whose rented scooters litter sidewalks and other public spaces in the Portuguese capital.
    The co
  • The Latest: Russia blames US for pushing Iran to break deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers (all times local):
    5:00 p.m.
    A senior Russian diplomat says that U.S. sanctions have provoked Iran’s move to break the limit set on its uranium stockpiles.
    Iran acknowledged Monday it had exceeded the limit set on its low-enriched uranium stockpiles by a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, its first major departure from the agreement a year after Washington unilaterally withdrew from it.
  • Mauritania’s constitutional council confirms new president

    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) —   Mauritania’s constitutional council has confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as the country’s president-elect.
    The council announced Monday that Ould Ghazouania had been elected to a five-year term. He is to be inaugurated on August 1.
    Ould Ghazouani, 62, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania’s outgoing president, won the June 22 election with 52% of the vote, according t
  • Taggart’s task: Turning around Florida State no quick fix

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Decades of Florida State football dominance is displayed on the walls just outside of Willie Taggart’s office. Trophies and plaques commemorate All-America players and championship teams. Lots of them.
    Off to the side, in a poorly lit corner, next to two chairs and a couch that serve as a waiting area for visitors, is the 4-foot tall trophy the Seminoles received for winning the 2017 Independence Bowl. The bronze eagle, clutching an American flag in its talon
  • The Latest: Blue Jackets re-sign goalie Korpisalo

    The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern):
    10:25 a.m.
    The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goalie Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract.
    The 25-year-old Korpisalo was a restricted free agent who had a 10-7-3 record and 2.95 goals-against average in 27 games backing up Sergei Bobrovsky last season.
    The signing comes at a time when the Blue Jackets are in jeopardy of losing Bobrovsky once the NHL’s free-agent signing period opens.
    General manager Jarmo Kekäläinen says
  • UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran has exceeded low-enriched uranium stockpiles allowed in nuclear agreement.

    VIENNA (AP) — UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran has exceeded low-enriched uranium stockpiles allowed in nuclear agreement.
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  • Protesters in Hong Kong take over legislative chamber, spray paint slogans on wall and over the territory’s emblem

    HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong take over legislative chamber, spray paint slogans on wall and over the territory’s emblem.
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  • Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien facing assault charge

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence.
    The Spokesman-Review cites Spokane police saying Rypien was facing a charge of fourth-degree assault.
    Rypien, 56, was processed at the Spokane County Jail at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.
    Rypien announced last year he believes he has Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, caused
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks rally on US-China trade truce

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
    9:35 a.m.
    Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks.
    The U.S. agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, although existing tariffs on $250 billion of imports remain in place.
    Technology and consumer-focused companies led the gains. Investors also sold safe-haven investments such as gold, which fell 1.2%, and bonds. The yield on th
  • Feds call Mississippi jail unsafe just before brawls hurt 6

    RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice report called a Mississippi jail unsafe and violent only hours before brawling inmates sent six more people to a hospital.
    The Clarion Ledger says jail monitor Elizabeth Simpson’s report Thursday blamed staff shortages for a series of assaults, escapes and riots at the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.
    Hours later, rival gangs in the jail attacked each other with pipes and homemade knives in in a fight over contraband.
    The re
  • ‘Bridgegate’ defendant wants to be freed during appeal

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to former Gov. Chris Christie wants to be released from prison following a major development in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.
    Bill Baroni’s lawyer filed a motion Monday seeking to have him released on bail. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal in the fall.
    The case involved Baroni, who was deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff,
  • AP source: Pelicans acquiring Derrick Favors from Jazz

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have acquired veteran center Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz in exchange for a pair of second-round draft choices.
    The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not been announced.
    The Jazz dealt away 6-foot-10 Favors shortly after agreeing to contract terms with free agent center Bojan Bogdanovic, who played for Indiana last season.
    Favors, who’ll
  • Ljubisa Tumbakovic named new Serbia coach

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s soccer federation has named former Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic as the new national team coach.
    Tumbakovic succeeds Mladen Krstajic who was fired after a humiliating 5-0 loss against Ukraine in a European Championship qualifier last month.
    The 66-year-old Tumbakovic was sacked by Montenegro last month after he boycotted the European Championship qualifier against Kosovo for what Serbian media said were “patriotic” reasons.
  • Maple Leafs, Senators kick off free agency day with trade

    NHL free agency day began with two rivals helping each other out of a jam by way of a trade.
    The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early Monday, roughly 3½ hours before the start of free agency.
    The deal represents a much-needed change of scenery for Ceci, Zaitse
  • Columnist Leonard Pitts says hoax 911 call made against him

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities are investigating an apparent “swatting” incident in which a caller made a hoax report that Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard G. Pitts Jr., may have committed a crime at his home. Pitts Jr. told The Miami Herald he was awoken Sunday morning by Bowie Police who said they’d received a 911 call someone was “being murdered” in the home.
    Pitts says he was told to exit the house and was ordered to his knees and handcuffe
  • Hong Kong protesters have swarmed into legislature building after nightfall; police back off, avoiding confrontation

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters have swarmed into legislature building after nightfall; police back off, avoiding confrontation.
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  • Bad Bunny, Khalid to perform on Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is taking its “Up Next” program and playlist on the road.
    The streaming service announced Monday that a live series featuring artists from its playlist and program for breakthrough acts, from Bad Bunny to Khalid, will perform on the “Up Next Live” tour. Seven artists will each perform one date on the seven-city trek, which kicks off July 9 with Bad Bunny in Milan, Italy, and wraps up with Khalid in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23. Other citi
  • German military helicopter crashes, at least 1 dead

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say that a military helicopter has crashed in the north of the country and at least one person has been killed.
    Police told news agency dpa that the helicopter crashed on Monday in Aerzen, southwest of Hannover. The fire service said the aircraft belonged to the Bundeswehr, the German military.
    Further details weren’t immediately available.
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  • Providence diocese releases list of credibly accused priests

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has released a list of clergy, religious order priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.
    The list of roughly 50 names posted on the diocese website Monday includes 17 men who are still alive, although all have been removed from ministry.
    The list that dates to 1950 includes 25 deceased priests and eight others, including religious order priests and deacons.
    The diocese also posted a list
  • French leader vows to block enlargement until EU is reformed

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron insists he will block any attempt to enlarge the European Union until it has undergone deep reforms, despite warnings that delaying membership talks with Albania and Macedonia could undermine stability in the volatile Balkans region.
    After EU leaders failed Monday to fill the bloc’s top job posts for the next five years, Macron said “I will refuse any kind of enlargement before a deep reform of our institutional functioning.&rdqu
  • Report: NATO jets escort Russian aircraft 6 times last week

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region’s main news agency says NATO fighter jets were scrambled six times last week after Russian military aircraft violated Lithuania’s airspace.
    The Baltic News Service says NATO jets identified and escorted the Russian planes to international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
    The report says the Russian aircraft flying in and out of Russia’s mainland to the exclave of Kaliningrad included a reconnaissance plane and several fighter jets
  • Rupp says ‘clear-bag policy’ in force for Ariana Grande show

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Rupp Arena announced a stricter security policy Monday for the upcoming concert with Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Ariana Grande.
    Grande, one of the best-selling artists in popular music, is set to bring her Sweetener World Tour to Rupp on Sunday, Nov. 17.
    But if you plan on attending, don’t plan on bringing a bag unless you can see right through it.
    “In order to provide the smoothest entry and safest experience for fans attending the concert, the
  • Dubai’s DP World acquires oil shipping firm Topaz for $1.1B

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World has acquired a major oil and gas marine logistics provider for nearly $1.1 billion.
    Dubai-based DP World announced on Monday that it had acquired 100% of Topaz from the Oman-listed Renaissance Services, furthering the port operator’s expansion in the global logistics and marine services industry.
    Topaz operates 117 vessels in the Caspian Sea, Middle East and West Africa and works with major oil firms like BP, Che
  • UK Treasury chief warns Tory contenders on spending promises

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond has warned the two contenders to become the next prime minister that their expensive spending promises will be impossible to deliver if Britain leaves the European Union without a divorce deal.
    Hammond said Monday that unless there is an orderly Brexit, the government’s “fiscal firepower . will all be needed to plug the hole a no-deal Brexit will make in the public finances.”
    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his predecesso
  • Iran says it has broken stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says it has surpassed the limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
    The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as making the announcement Monday.
    The deal limited Iran to 300 kilograms of uranium enriched up to 3.67%.
    IRNA reported that Zarif, answering a reporter’s question about whether Iran had broken the limit, said: “Yes.”
    The report did not elaborat
  • Exuberant crowds celebrate historic Pride

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled the streets of New York and other cities to celebrate gay pride, marking the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn.
    Police say New York’s pride march ended at about 12:30 a.m. Monday — 12½ hours after it began.
    In San Francisco, about 40 people interrupted the parade for about an hour and two people were arrested while protesting police and corporation presence.
    In Chicago, the ci
  • State media quotes Iran’s foreign minister as saying it has surpassed nuclear accord’s limit on low-enriched uranium

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State media quotes Iran’s foreign minister as saying it has surpassed nuclear accord’s limit on low-enriched uranium.
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  • Israeli spymaster says Iran responsible for recent attacks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency says Iran was behind a string of recent attacks on targets across the Persian Gulf.
    Speaking at an annual security conference in Israel on Monday, Yossi Cohen said “I can tell you, with certainty, from the best sources of Israeli and Western intelligence, that Iran is behind the attacks.”
    Cohen mentioned recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, oil fields in Saudi Arabia and in Baghdad. He says the attacks
  • Rocker Cliff Richard urges anonymity for sex-crimes suspects

    LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard is calling for people suspected of sex crimes to be granted anonymity until charged, saying his life was thrown into turmoil by false allegations splashed across the media.
    Richard was interviewed in 2014 by police investigating an alleged sex assault. He was never arrested or charged, but footage of his house being raided was broadcast.
    British police don’t formally identify suspects until they are charged, but names frequently become pu
  • Protests meet lifting of Madrid’s anti-pollution measures

    MADRID (AP) — Protesters have disrupted traffic in downtown Madrid where the new conservative city council is scrapping bans and fines for polluting vehicles.
    Activists with banners sat down in the street during the morning rush-hour Monday around the Madrid Central part of the Spanish capital where the pollution-reducing measures had been in place for the past seven months.
    Ending the traffic restrictions was a campaign pledge of the administration of Popular Party mayor José Luis
  • Militants attack post office in Egypt’s Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say militants have stormed a post office in the northern Sinai Peninsula and seized around $6,000 in local currency.
    The officials say the attack took place Monday in al-Rouda village, where a 2017 militant assault on a mosque killed more than 300 people.
    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
    No group claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack.
    Egypt has been battling Islamic milita
  • Talk show host Steve Harvey to cover students’ college costs

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio.
    Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University to provide scholarships of about $23,000 per student. The students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average for the scholarships to be renewed each semester.
    The scholarships are in memory of Dev
  • US targets al-Qaida militants in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says it has struck an al-Qaida leadership and training facility in northern Syria where attacks threatening Americans and others were being planned.
    The U.S. Central Command said in a statement that the strike occurred on Sunday near the northern province of Aleppo.
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked war monitor, said Monday that the strike killed eight members of the al-Qaida-linked Horas al-Din, which is Arabic for
  • French President Emmanuel Macron laments ‘failure’ of EU leaders to agree on top posts at summit, urges changes in bloc

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron laments ‘failure’ of EU leaders to agree on top posts at summit, urges changes in bloc.
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  • Woman says she was robbed at gunpoint after ATM stop in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police were investigating after a woman said she was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning after accepting a ride to an automated teller machine.
    Authorities said the woman told police she was trying to get money about 1:30 a.m. from an ATM on North Broadway but the machine wasn’t working.
    The woman said three people whom she did not know offered to give her a ride to another ATM. However, the woman said that after she got money from a second ATM
  • Rules that control drive time for truckers set to be relaxed

    OPAL, Va. (AP) — The Transportation Department is poised to relax the federal rules that govern how many hours a day truck drivers can be behind the wheel.
    Interest groups that represent motor carriers and truck drivers have lobbied for revisions they say would make the rigid “hours of service” rules more flexible.
    The trucking industry has developed a strong relationship with President Donald Trump, who’s made rolling back layers of regulatory oversight a priority.
  • Lebanon forces Syrian refugees to tear down walls

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says Lebanese troops have entered refugee settlements in a town near the Syrian border to make sure that brick and concrete walls have been torn down.
    Earlier this year, the military gave refugees until July 1 to remove any wall taller than waist high.
    NNA said only four of the 20 settlements that the troops visited on Monday still had walls.
    Arsal is home to 60,000 refugees who live in informal camps set up in the fields.
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