Romania beefs up border control to discourage migrants

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda BEBA VECHE, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police officer Marius Stuparu is driving through pouring rain in an SUV, monitoring for any sign of migrants trying to enter the country from Serbia and Hungary. While Hungary has erected razor-wire fences on...

China launches its longest crewed space mission yet

AP Photo/Li Gang BEIJING (AP) — Two Chinese astronauts began the country’s longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space...

Iran: OPEC deal on limiting output step in right direction

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s deputy oil minister says a preliminary agreement by OPEC nations to limit output to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day is a “small step, but in the right direction.” Amir Hossein Zamaninia spoke Monday in Tehran,...

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High school graduation rate reaches new high

WASHINGTON (AP) — High school graduation rates have reached a record high of 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all ethnic groups, the White House said Monday. President Barack Obama planned to talk about the gains when he visits a...

WikiLeaks: Assange's internet link 'severed' by state actor

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange’s internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available. Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after...

Small plane’s wing strikes woman after landing in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police say a 66-year-old female pedestrian required hospital treatment after being hit by the wing of a small plane which was taxiing at an airport. Police said Monday that the pilot, a 69-year-old man, apparently lost control Sunday at...

Horse rescued from mud by crane gets new home

CHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania horse that was lifted to safety by a crane after getting stuck in the mud earlier this month has a new home on a Virginia farm. Rescuers used a crane to pull Cyrus the Clydesdale from the mud at Thornbury Farm Stables near Philadelphia...

ATP announces suspension, fine for Nick Kyrgios

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara LONDON (AP) — Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios will miss the rest of the season after being suspended by the men’s tour and fined an additional $25,000 on Monday for “conduct contrary to the integrity of the game.” The ATP...

China veterans' protests for pensions pose test for leaders

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — For Yu Shuiping and other Chinese veterans, the country they served has yet to show its gratitude. Fed up with paltry pensions and benefits, they’re taking to the streets, hoping to shame the government into recognizing what they...