- Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversy
PARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday.
- Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to take Sinjar from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of Iraq's Kurdish region says that Iraqi Kurds must maintain control of areas in northwestern Iraq, including the city of Sinjar, after they are recaptured from Islamic State militants.
- Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
- Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
- Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent loss
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.
- Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many
BEIRUT (AP) — Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said.
- Manhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.
- Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.
- AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945
EDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. "Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death," an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over.
- Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said.
- New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught.
- 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events.
- Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.
- How the AP-GfK poll on water was conducted
The Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
- Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry.