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Quotations in the News

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

"Climate change is a defining issue of our time and there is no time to lose. There is no Plan B because we do not have planet B. We have to work and galvanize our action." — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Group: Tibetan student dies after self-immolation

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A Tibetan student died last week after setting himself on fire, in the first such protest in five months, a London-based activist group said Monday.

Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Authorities have released the names of two women killed in a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured.

New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key said Monday that he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.

Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or people not authorized to be there.

Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel.

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms, the start of a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.

US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

Dynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane.

World stock markets slip on China growth jitters

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Stock markets fell Monday ahead of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy.

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.

3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base.

Fiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago.

Checkpoints around White House may be coming

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.

China says 2 killed, many injured in explosions

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Multiple explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and injured many others, regional authorities said Monday.

10 Things to Know for Monday

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

No. 2 Oregon learns from Pac-12 opener

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The second-ranked Ducks were flying high after a nonconference victory over then-No. 7 Michigan State earlier this season, but Washington State and the start of Pac-12 play brought Oregon back to reality.

7 injured when fueling boat catches fire in Boston

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Officials say seven people are being treated for injuries after a boat caught fire at a dock in Boston.