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  1. Rick Perry denies that humans are the main cause of climate change

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of climate change. Asked in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" whether he believed that carbon dioxide was "the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate,"…
  2. Otto Warmbier, U.S. student freed from North Korea, has died, family says in a statement

    An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22. His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon. The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said,…
  3. NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

    NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone. After four years of searching, the Kepler telescope has detected a total of 49…
  4. Violence against Muslims rises in wake of Islamic State terror attacks

    The attack on Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque on Monday follows a rising wave of violence and harassment directed against Muslims across Britain and around the world. This month alone, a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf told police in Lancashire her car was struck by a bag of…
  5. Seattle police fatally shoot black mother of four who they say 'confronted' officers with a knife

    Seattle police officers shot and killed a 30-year-old mother of four at her apartment Sunday morning in front of "several children" when the woman "confronted" them with a knife, according to a statement from authorities. The Seattle Times said she had called police to report a possible…
  6. Alternate juror in Cosby trial 'probably' would have convicted

    An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict. A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors…
  7. 'We are calling for calm': U.K. moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

    British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring at least nine people. One man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid…
  8. Man rams police vehicle on Champs-Elysees in Paris; attacker likely killed

    A man rammed his car into a police vehicle in Paris' Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion, and was likely killed in the incident, authorities said. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. No police officers or passers-by were hurt, the Paris…
  9. Cuba rejects new U.S. policy, saying pressure will not work

    Cuba's foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, saying Monday that "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the policy announced Friday,…
  10. Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

    The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic ticket led to his…
  11. Russia threatens to treat U.S. coalition aircraft as targets over Syria

    Russia on Monday angrily condemned the downing of a Syrian aircraft by a U.S. fighter as a "flagrant violation of international law," and said its forces will treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft and drones as targets if they are operating in Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates in areas while…
  12. Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

    Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, one that could add to already soaring regional tensions. The launch, which hit…
  13. Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

    The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted. The justices regularly are called to invalidate state…
  14. So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

    A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as globally important as it now seems unpredictable. The two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier of the EU and…
  15. EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc "remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy" of Russia's seizure of…
  16. France's Macron to reshuffle government after huge parliament win

    French President Emmanuel Macron is poised to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party engineered a landslide in the country's parliamentary election, enabling the government to quickly start passing its first big laws. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will resign "in the coming…
  17. Japan investigates delay in reporting U.S. Navy ship collision

    Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported. A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing before…
  18. 79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and…
  19. Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

    The names of the jurors who failed to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have not been made public, but the judge in the case could revisit the issue as early as Monday. The names remain shielded under a protective order that several news outlets have challenged. Judge…
  20. Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between Israelis, Palestinians

    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is traveling to the Middle East this week in pursuit of a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday night. Kushner will meet with Israeli Prime Minister…