State Dept to release 7,000 pages of emails, 150 redacted WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. Department officials say the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and was not identified as classified when Clinton sent or received them. All the censored information in the latest group of emails is classified at the "confidential" level, not at the higher "top secret" or compartmentalized, the officials said.
EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions BRUSSELS (AP) - French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck. An emergency meeting was called for Sept. 14 on the migrant crisis in which more than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean this year - often those fleeing Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer and injuring more than 100, the interior ministry said. The clashes marked the worst outburst of violence in the capital since the government took power in February 2014.
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Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited. Obama departed Monday morning to Anchorage for the start of a three-day visit, bringing the American leader up close to shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics. His tour of the nation's largest state is closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska's stunning scenery.
Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond HOUSTON (AP) - A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday. Shannon J. Miles, who is accused of capital murder and whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, appeared briefly in state District Court in handcuffs and shackles. The 30-year-old Houston resident said little, other than to answer the judge's questions. He's being held without bond.
Syrian official: Extent of damage at Palmyra temple unclear DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - The extent of damage from a massive explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra is unclear, but it appears the structure is still standing despite an attempt by the Islamic State group to blow it up, a Syrian official said Monday. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said there was conflicting information about the temple, one of the most prominent structures in a sprawling Roman-era complex, because eyewitnesses are unable to approach the site.
Community gathering to remember slain television cameraman ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus - Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week. The family of Ward, a 2007 graduate of the school, has asked visitors to wear colors of his favorite teams, Virginia Tech and Salem High, where he played football for the Spartans on two state championship teams. His funeral is set for Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Roanoke.
Police: Woman said boys weren't loved, so she drowned them PHOENIX (AP) - A woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons told police she did it because nobody loved them or her, according to a court document released Monday. Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, was arrested Sunday at a home in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale. A judge on Monday ordered her jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million.
Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a German, informed authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945 while fleeing the Red Army.
$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. The California Lottery said Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years.