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  • Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, ...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

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    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister ...

  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve. The American Chamber of Commerce's ...

  • AP Top Political News At 9:36 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' US military targets extremists in Somalia Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections Will traffic ...

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. is looking at the results and will provide more information ...

  • Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday's official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 9:31 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? 5 things to know about driving on marijuana No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing ...

  • Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

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    (AP) ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Coroner's officials have identified four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver as a woman and her three children. The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1A0SdkD ) Monday that the Weld County ...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed ...

  • Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

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    (AP) 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. One of those taken from the boat died while being taken ...

  • Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

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    (AP) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of ...

  • Maine ready for colorful fall foliage season

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    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — As summer winds down, Maine conservation officials say they're expecting a vibrant fall foliage season. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Office of Tourism will begin releasing their weekly fall foliage ...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

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    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer, National ...

  • Ski resort to offer Utah's longest zip line tour

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    (AP) PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort has announced plans to add one of the longest zip line tours in the country. Resort officials say construction is scheduled to begin in September on the 2-mile zip line tour, which ...

  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

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    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two ...

  • What to watch at US Open: Bencic, 17, eyes semis

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at the U.S. Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarterfinals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarterfinals Tuesday, ...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

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    (AP) SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to ...

  • 'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

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    (AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was the location of the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" movie, inspired ...

  • AP Top News At 9 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Americans detained ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence UN rights council launches investigation into Islamic State group's alleged crimes 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Outgoing Iraqi prime minister pledges to turn country into 'big ...

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