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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

Body of slain soldier returned to Lebanese army

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Lebanon's military received the remains of a soldier Monday who was held by Islamic militants, the state-run news agency said. The soldier, Sgt. Ali Sayid, was believed decapitated.

David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

5 things to know about driving on marijuana

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Police say a bomb alert that shut down Belfast's main motorway on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army cease-fire was the result of an "elaborate hoax."

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Ex-Romanian foreign minister under communism dies

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.

Oslo police suspect base jumping death at ski jump

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo.

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.

Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias.

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.

Report: Former Iran vice president convicted

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced.

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.