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Suspects sought in Florida shooting that killed two teens


FORT MYERS, Fla. Florida police had three people in custody and were searching for additional suspects in a shooting outside a nightclub that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen people wounded early on Monday. | Video

Wildfire threatens 10,000 homes near Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES A fierce California wildfire drove thousands more residents from their homes on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. | Video

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One of New York City's busiest subway lines to shut for 18 months

NEW YORK One of New York City's busiest subway lines will cease running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 18 months starting in 2019, transit officials said on Monday, creating a massive service disruption in an already overtaxed system.

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Texas cemetery agrees to halt decades-long segregation

SAN ANTONIO A Texas cemetery has agreed to end its segregationist policy of only burying white people after it was sued for discrimination by a woman who claimed the operators refused to bury her Hispanic husband, court papers showed on Monday.

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U.N. body overturns rejection, accredits press freedom watchdog

UNITED NATIONS The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was granted consultative status at the United Nations on Monday after the U.N. Economic and Social Council overturned an earlier decision rejecting the press freedom watchdog's application.

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New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said on Monday.

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Florida man admits helping funnel 2012 foreign political contribution

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to working with another man to illegally funnel $80,000 in foreign contributions to U.S. President Barack Obama's joint fundraising committee in 2012 so that a foreign national could attend a campaign event.

Michael Jordan speaks against both police killings, targeting of police

CHICAGO Basketball legend Michael Jordan spoke out on police violence on Monday and announced two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

Sports 5:52pm EDT

U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

WASHINGTON The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday.

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New York banana importer gets more prison time for embezzlement

NEW YORK A Long Island banana importer serving prison terms for engaging in a cocaine distribution scheme and beating his girlfriend was sentenced on Monday to another 5-1/2 years in custody for stealing from his employees' retirement plan.

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