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Feds probe truck safety after Tracy Morgan crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators on Sunday were looking into commercial trucking and other safety issues in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured and another man dead.


John Kerry defends Bergdahl swap with Taliban

Secretary of State John Kerry defended Sunday the swap of five Guantanamo detainees for American Bowe Bergdahl, amid reports the captive US soldier was kept at times in a metal cage and in total darkness. Kerry doubled down on President Barack Obama's controversial decision to make the trade in exchange for the release of Bergdahl, who the top US diplomat said was at risk of being tortured by his captors. Bergdahl was released to US troops in Afghanistan last Saturday in exchange for the five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Guantanamo prisoners set to leave amid trade furor

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.


Clinton decision on 2016 run could come next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she's making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.


Aerial reenactment caps D-Day celebrations

LA FIERE, France (AP) — Nearly 1,000 paratroopers dropped out of the sky in Normandy on Sunday — but this time they did so in peace, instead of to wrest western France from the Nazis as they did during World War II.


New Egypt president sworn in, calls for stability

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in Sunday as president for a four-year term, assuming the highest office of a deeply polarized nation roiled by deadly unrest and an economic crisis since its Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

Egypt's El-Sissi says time to build stability

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's new president has told Egyptians it is time to build a more stable future and called on them to work hard so that their rights and freedoms may grow.


Pope kicks off Mideast peace summit of prayer

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican officials insist no political agenda is lurking behind Pope Francis' invitation to the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to pray for peace together in the Vatican gardens, and no concrete initiatives are expected.


Last stop, Texas, for country star George Strait

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance at the billion-dollar stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, dazzling an audience of nearly 105,000 people with duet after duet with some of the biggest names in country music.


Egypt's el-Sissi sworn in as president

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, assuming the highest office of a deeply polarized nation that has been roiled by deadly unrest and an economic crisis since its 2011 uprising.


Aid targeted for Arizona site holding migrant kids

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Officials are working to improve conditions at a makeshift holding center in southern Arizona where immigration authorities are housing hundreds of unaccompanied migrant minors.


AP Interview: Druse head scorns Hezbollah on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The decision by Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group to join the civil war in neighboring Syria and fight along President Bashar Assad's forces was a historic and moral "mistake" toward the Syrian people, a leading Lebanese politician has said.


Comedian injured in fatal crash; trucker charged

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan remained hospitalized as state and federal officials continued their investigation of a six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of a Morgan friend and left two others seriously injured, authorities say.


LA Kings outlast Rangers 5-4 in double OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.


State sends supplies to site holding migrant kids

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.


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