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UK Treasury chief appeals for calm as companies eye move
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Treasury chief sought Monday to ease concerns about the vote to leave the European Union, saying the economy is as strong as it could be to face the uncertainty - even as a survey showed many companies are looking to move business out of the country. In his first public appearance since Thursday's referendum, George Osborne stressed that Britain's economy is in a far better position than it was at the start of the 2008 financial crisis. "It will not be plain sailing in the days ahead," he said. "But let me be clear. You should not underestimate our resolve.

The Latest: Carney, Yellen skip conference, focus on markets
The chiefs of the Bank of England and U.S. Federal Reserve will not appear at a high-level banking conference in Portugal that they were due to speak at this week. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Fed chair Janet Yellen were due to speak on a panel Wednesday but were taken off the updated schedule released Monday. Though no official reason was given, the turmoil that has engulfed global financial markets since Britain voted to leave the European Union will have focused the minds of policymakers, particularly in Britain. As the British pound drops to a 31-year low, fueling inflation, and the country's economy faces the risk of recession, the Bank of England will consider how to boost confidence.

Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty
LONDON (AP) - European stocks and the pound fell further on Monday as concern grew over the potential economic costs of Britain's vote to bring its country, the world's fifth-largest economy, out of the European Union. The British pound, which last week plunged to its lowest level since 1985, dropped another 2.4 percent to $1.3352, despite the British Treasury's reassurances that the economy was strong enough to withstand the uncertainty. European stock markets added to their painful losses from Friday, when concern over the vote outcome wiped out $2.1 trillion of stock value from Hong Kong to London to New York.

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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT UK TREASURY CHIEF AIMS TO DO George Osborne seeks to calm nerves in the markets, as investors worry about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union and general unease engulfs the country. 2. WHO'S STEPPING UP AS SANDERS FADES Sen. Elizabeth Warren is mobilizing behind presumed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, lending her bid a powerful boost of liberal credibility. 3. BELEAGUERED FISHERMAN FACING NEW OBSTACLE The latest challenge for the rod and the reel in the Northeast is climate change and that may force some to leave the industry.

Trump emails: Can you spare $10 to help elect a billionaire?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money. With the simple tap of the "send" button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions - as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of chipping in $2 million of his own money to match those that arrived. That one-day haul from Trump's first fundraising appeal is early evidence of the digital magic it takes to fill campaign coffers Bernie Sanders-style - millions of people, each giving a few bucks.

Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) - The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry. "I paid for my education, my wife's education, my house, my kids' education; my slice of America was paid for on cod," said Goethel, a 30-year veteran of these waters that once teemed with New England's signature fish. But on this chilly, windy Saturday in April, after 12 hours out in the Gulf of Maine, he has caught exactly two cod, and he feels far removed from the 1990s, when he could catch 2,000 pounds in a day.

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It's expected to be the justices' final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks. The last three cases concern regulation of Texas abortion clinics, the public corruption conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and a federal law that seeks to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence. Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue were in front of the court Monday morning in advance of the decision.

A look at Iraq's war against IS after Fallujah
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group after a monthlong operation, marking one of their biggest victories since the extremists swept across large parts of the country in 2014. But the IS group still controls parts of northern and western Iraq, including the country's second largest city, Mosul. And the militants have shown they can still launch large-scale suicide bombings and other attacks. Here's a look at what lies ahead for Iraq and the U.S.-led military coalition battling the extremists. HOLDING FALLUJAH Fallujah was the first Iraqi city to fall to IS, in January 2014, and the group's last major stronghold in the sprawling Anbar province, a largely tribal Sunni region where distrust of the post-2003 Shiite-led government runs deep.

Netanyahu: Deal with Turkey promotes 'stability' in Mideast
ROME (AP) - Israel and Turkey on Monday announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. In Rome, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would help bring "stability" to the turbulent Middle East. His Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, made a simultaneous announcement in Ankara. Relations between the once-close allies imploded six years ago after an Israeli naval raid killed nine Turks, including a dual American citizen, on board an aid ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. After the raid, the countries withdrew their ambassadors, largely cut security ties and have since maintained only low-level diplomatic relations.

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina's national team. Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night. His nation's captain and career scoring leader with 55 goals in 113 international appearances, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar. "The national team is over for me," Messi told the Argentine network TyC Sports. "It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over." Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final.

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