- Israeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound'
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.
- Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.
- US military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strike
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military has denied reports that civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week on a town in northern Syria.
- World stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound
BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised to shore up slowing growth.
- Things to know about the situation in Baltimore
Life is starting to return to normal in Baltimore after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was in effect for five nights. The curfew followed the riots and looting after the funeral last week of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured while in police custody. Early Monday, there were no reports of confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.
- 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.
- Thailand arrests 3, vows crackdown on human traffickers
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week in the mountains of southern Thailand.
- Eurozone, Greece report progress on bailout talks
BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month.
- French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.
- AP PHOTOS: Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip home
ABU AL-NASR, Egypt (AP) — Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week.
- Kerry honors victims in Kenya as talks focus on al-Shabaab
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry commemorated the victims of Kenya's past and present terror attacks Monday, and offered American support in the fight against an increasingly diffuse but perhaps more dangerous terror threat emanating out of Somalia. His trip to the African country coincides with improving U.S.-Kenyan ties and sets the stage for President Barack Obama's visit this summer.
- In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.
- With Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.
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- Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.