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Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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Scores hurt in wine country quake

A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

Ferguson schools reopen, offering calm amid chaos

Schools in Ferguson welcomed back students from their summer breaks on Monday, providing the children with a much-needed break from the raucous street protests and police patrols that have gripped the St. Louis suburb since a white officer killed an unarmed black man more than two weeks ago.

Mortar round caused fatal blast at recycling plant

Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant where a mortar round exploded, killing two people.

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Mourners urge black Americans to take action

The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind flooded communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least three fatalities.

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'Breaking Bad' and Cranston top Emmys

“Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony, which took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restraint and grace by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal.

Hart to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies

Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded “Gandi” and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie.

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.

Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an “Islamic State.”

Cops: NYC woman said she stepped on tot, who died

A child care woman charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

3 kids among 5 dead in fiery NY car crash

A woman, her three children and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday.

Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?

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California winemakers cleaning up

Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday’s earthquake.

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US says American held in Syria has been freed

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

Brown’s dad asks for peace during funeral

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest today.

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Strong quake rattles famed wine country

The San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.