Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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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) - Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.
BEIJING (AP) - Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, according to local media reports.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEW DELHI (AP) - A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder.
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons).
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.
BERLIN (AP) - A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.
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.