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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.
GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.
Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Mo., three weeks ago. Since then, the case has been the talk of the nation. I've discussed it with family and friends, on radio and on television. I've also paid close attention to the constant attention in other media. Based on what is in the public domain, I find it stunning - and disappointing - that so many think they know what occurred.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.
LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.
TOKYO (AP) - A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
MOSCOW - Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Sunday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is "statehood" for the eastern regions now controlled by separatists.
The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics.
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
CAIRO (AP) - Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said.
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.
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:
LONDON (AP) - Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views.
HAVANA (AP) - Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and toiletries, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday carried loads of hard-to-obtain consumer goods but complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.
LONDON (AP) - The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
VIENNA (AP) - Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
VENICE, Italy (AP) - "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music.
HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable - with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere.
PARIS (AP) - The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.