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Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does seem to understand what we're saying

A spokesman for Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy says the Republican congressman is recovering after suffering a heart attack

French President Francois Hollande says that talks on a landmark trade deal between the U.S. and European Union are bogged down, unbalanced and cannot be completed this year

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii, saying Hurricane Madeline could pass "dangerously close.''

Former prime minister and EU commissioner Siim Kallas has entered Estonia's presidential race for the second round of voting in the Baltic country's Parliament

Suicide bomber hits near presidential palace in Somalia, killing at least 3 people

Leading international rights group says Palestinian authorities silencing dissent, cracking down on free speech

Thirty-seven caskets will be on hand for the state funeral being celebrated in quake-struck Amatrice

Officials say a tropical storm is already forming off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks

Taliban officials say the extremist group has appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership

State regulators in Greece have launched an auction for four private national television licenses, reducing the number from seven, following a heated public debate on corruption in the financially troubled country.

Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles

The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest.

The U.N. human rights office says localized bans in France on the burkini swimwear amount to "a grave and illegal breach of fundamental freedoms" and a "stupid reaction" to recent extremist attacks

French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war

Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media reported Tuesday.

Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar

Relatives of an Albuquerque woman whose 10-year-old daughter was drugged, raped, killed and dismembered last week are mystified over how she got involved with two convicted criminals accused along with her of causing the girl's death

Kyrgyzstan says a suicide bomber has rammed a car through the gate of the Chinese Embassy in the capital, Bishkek, and detonated a bomb that wounded three embassy employees

Amid large protests in Kashmir, Kerry in India for talks on strategic and commercial ties

London police say they've made 454 arrests during the two-day Notting Hill Carnival as stabbings and drug offenses mar the Caribbean-inspired street party

An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul

Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has become the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metropolitan Phoenix.

Seattle leaders have proposed new scheduling rules for hourly retail and food-service employees _ the latest push by a city has led the nation on mandating worker benefits

A Mississippi prosecutor says she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation

Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year

Immigration tripping up Trump and aides who said voters didn't care about nitty-gritty of policy

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning again in New Hampshire

The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been arrested on assault charges in connection with an incident involving the 16-year-old twin sons of her sister, Nancy Wilson

Madison Keys outlasted fellow American Alison Riske in a first-round U.S. Open match that didn't end until 1:48 a.m.

Germany's European Union commissioner says public opinion in Britain could shift against leaving the bloc if the economy worsens as a result of the country's decision to exit

Miguel Montero hit a game-ending RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a wild 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates

Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks

Life insurance companies are setting up "shadow insurers" to take on some of their liabilities and free up some of their reserves

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Tebow? Watch for the slider; Happ goes for 18th W; Scherzer coming off outstanding start; Tanaka with scoreless streak; Cueto vs Greinke

Business owners, beachgoers and fishing captains on North Carolina's Outer Banks are warily eyeing two tropical weather systems that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of summer

Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced

Eighth-seeded Madison Keys rallied from down a set and a break to outlast fellow American Alison Riske in a first-round U.S. Open match that ended at 1:48 a.m.

New Zealand police are investigating the unusual case of 500 cows being stolen from a South Island farm

Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins in the first game of a pivotal series between National League playoff contenders

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state's convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham is holding a mass prayer rally in Boston as part of a 50-state tour to urge evangelicals to vote

There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff mounts a forceful defense at her impeachment trial, blasting her critics ahead of a Senate vote that could come Tuesday on whether to remove her from office permanently

Serena Williams, her preparation limited by a sore right shoulder, starts her bid for a record 23rd major title with a tough first-round matchup at the U.S. Open against Ekaterina Makarova

Brazil's suspended president proclaims her innocence at her impeachment trial, brands her VP a "usurper," calls the drive to oust her a "coup." and warns senators against removing a democratically elected leader on false charges

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as speculation continued about a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year

Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for a long stretch of North Carolina's Outer Banks

Leading international rights group says Palestinian authorities silencing dissent, cracking down on free speech

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly drawing attention to a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill

Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1

Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city Monday to remember two nuns who were stabbed to death last week in their home, and a judge denied bond for the man charged in the slayings

A New Zealand judge on Tuesday decided to allow internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his latest legal bid to halt his extradition to the United States

Relatives of an Albuquerque woman whose 10-year-old daughter was drugged, raped, killed and dismembered last week are mystified over how she got involved with two convicted criminals accused along with her of causing the girl's death

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is asking the FBI to investigate the threat of Russian tampering with U.S. elections, including potentially falsifying election results

From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down for the national anthem reached far beyond football.

A permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia, bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died

Actress Carol Kane remembers Gene Wilder, the man who gave her a "second chance" in Hollywood when he cast her in "The World's Greatest Lover"

The FBI is warning state officials to boost election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states

Decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers

The sister of an Ithaca College student who was fatally stabbed at Cornell University says he was attacked while trying to help a fellow student amid a series of fights after a weekend party

The San Diego Chargers say they've signed rookie defensive end Joey Bosa to a four-year contract

Authorities investigating a panic at Los Angeles International Airport are focusing on the first of several 911 calls that falsely reported gunshots Sunday evening

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials that accused AT&T of misleading millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Tebow

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in another sexting scandal

At private fundraiser, Hillary Clinton says she doesn't know "which Donald Trump" will show up

It took 3 years but Kyle Larson has finally found his way to victory lane

Mexico's president has dismissed the chief of the federal police less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members

A Michigan Welcome Center doubled as an animal rescue center, as employees sought and saved a cat that escaped from its cross-country bound family

The Denver Broncos have chosen their starting quarterback

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought the main goal of public education should be to prepare students academically.

Donald Trump suddenly seems to be in full indecision mode on immigration _ the driving issue of his campaign

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana, Rep. Todd Young, won't say if he's comfortable with Donald Trump having the U.S. nuclear codes as commander in chief

Lawyers for a man who has spent 21 years in prison for a double murder are trying to show he didn't commit the crimes and that he was wrongly convicted by insufficient DNA evidence and misconduct by police and prosecutors

Oreo maker Mondelez says it's no longer seeking to buy Hershey

Republican leaders in Maine are calling for a closed-door meeting with GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who sparked outraged last week by leaving an obscenity-laced voicemail for a Democratic legislator and threatening violence

A construction worker was killed on a set for the untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" in Budapest, Hungary

In one of its last chances to tinker with the president's signature health care law, the Obama administration is proposing a series of fixes and adjustments for 2018

An Olympic champion is thanking a 7-year-old Atlanta girl who found his gold medal in a pile of trash weeks after it got stolen

Big 12 coaches are preparing for some high-profile opening games, as the only Power Five conference with three top-15 opponents to start the season

The White House says the U.S. has met President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country

Justin Bieber's Instagram account briefly returned to public view Monday, but the pop star later turned it off again and said on Twitter, "it was an accident."

The race between a town in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center is raising questions about public investments in a cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs

While living on Mars, your greatest challenge might be dealing with your fellow humans.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has become the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metropolitan Phoenix

Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host

President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets out this week across the Pacific for an eight-day, valedictory tour through Asia

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues _ and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly

It's a busy time for Kerry Washington _ juggling shoots for the hit show "Scandal," the Emmy season, and her second pregnancy

The U.S. urged Turkish troops and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to halt their fighting, saying it hinders efforts to defeat the Islamic State group

Tommy Armstrong Jr. isn't pouting over not being voted a team captain, even though he's going into his fourth year as Nebraska's starting quarterback and was a captain in 2015

John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars

Juan Gabriel was more than just a singer and songwriter for the hundreds of fans who thronged Mexico City's Plaza Garibaldi to wish him farewell Monday

Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights

Regulators are expected to make a formal ruling against Apple on Tuesday.


World Wrestling Entertainment says former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died