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Indians President Mark Shapiro is bound for Blue Jays

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro points out the major renovations to right field at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston, the Toronto Blue Jays CEO and president who is retiring. The teams will make the announcement Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sides were still working through some details. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark Shapiro's baseball life has been with the Indians. He rose through their front office, helped build them into winners and directed their stadium renovation. He did it all, but fell short of a World Series title.



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Deadly clashes in Kiev as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for rebels

Activists from radical Ukrainian parties clash with police officers in front of the parliament in Kiev on August 31, 2015A policeman was killed and dozens injured Monday in street battles with protesters in Kiev as Ukrainian lawmakers gave their initial backing to controversial legislation granting more autonomy to pro-Kremlin rebels. It was the worst unrest in the capital since a bloody popular uprising ousted Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovych early last year, an event that set in train the separatist insurgency in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. Ukrainian authorities blamed nationalists for the trouble and said at least 30 people had been detained.



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‘Scream’ director Wes Craven dies

Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with “Scream,” has died. He was 76.










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Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

HELSINKI (AP) — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.
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Your fake Viagra could kill you

As many as one million people dying every year from ingesting counterfeit drugs and it’s difficult to slow the trend.










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Alaska-bound, Obama renames America’s tallest peak

Alaska-Bound, Obama Makes Waves by Renaming Mount McKinleyWASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.



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Hungary rejects French criticism of its anti-migrant measures

Hungary rejects criticism by France of measures to protect its borders from migrants seeking to enter the EU, a Foreign Ministry state secretary said on Monday after the ministry summoned the French ambassador for talks. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused eastern European states, notably Hungary, on Sunday of a “scandalous” policy towards refugees going against the values of the European Union. State secretary Levente Magyar told Hungary’s national news agency MTI that the government rejected all “mean adjectives and accusations” that the French foreign minister used on Sunday when talking about Hungarian measures.
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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

CHICAGO (AP) — A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.
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European stocks slide as investors ponder China, US rates

Global equities were hammered last week as risk-averse investors dumped shares on spreading panic that the flagging Chinese economy -- the world's second largest -- could spark a new worldwide recessionEurope's main stock markets slumped Monday as investors still rattled by last week's turmoil ponder China's slowing economy and potential US interest rate moves. Lingering concerns about China and comments over the weekend by US Federal Reserve officials left analysts Monday split over whether the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 next month.



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Train with migrants allowed into Austria after lengthy border checks

Travellers sit in a train with migrants on board, en route from Budapest to ViennaBy Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) – A train carrying hundreds of migrants headed to Vienna on Monday after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown on trafficking gangs and efforts to apply fraying European rules intended to manage the flow of refugees. Austrian Railways had cited "overcrowding" on the train and a police spokesman in Vienna said Austria wanted to check whether any of the migrants had already asked for asylum in Hungary. A second train from Budapest remained stuck at the border.



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Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

Acclaimed author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about his battle with cancer, died early Sunday, his long-time collaborator, Kate Edgar, confirmed. He was 82.










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Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.



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Dead end in MH370 probe?

Investigators may have hit a dead end in their quest to say with certainty whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean comes from a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared mysteriously in 2014.










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Blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 2, wounds 6

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing on Monday, police said.
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Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in NE Nigeria

Fire guts a police station set ablaze by Boko Haram Islamists in Kwadon village outside the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on February 14, 2015Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday. Babakura Kolo, a vigilante fighting Boko Haram, said 68 people were killed in the attack on Baanu village in Borno state late on Friday while residents said another 11 people were shot dead in two other villages on Saturday and Sunday. "Reports reached us of an attack on Baanu village late Friday where Boko Haram gunmen riding on horses opened fire on the village.



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Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn't see any possibility of reducing interest rates on its bailout loans.



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A look at the latest developments in Europe’s migrant crisis

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and little humanitarian assistance. Here are the latest developments Monday:
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US markets slip nearly 1% as China worries persist

US stocks survived last week's extreme China-driven turmoil with net gainsNew York (AFP) – US stocks fell in opening trade Monday, after surviving last week's extreme China-driven turmoil with net gains.



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Christie’s laughable FedEx plan on immigration












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Madeleine Albright: Iran deal is a win-win

I teach my students that foreign policy is persuading other countries to do what you want. The tools available to accomplish this include everything from kind words to cruise missiles. Mixing them properly and with sufficient patience is the art of diplomacy, a task that for the United States has proved challenging even with our closest allies, and altogether necessary with the Islamic Republic of Iran.










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The Bernie Sanders surge












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Goodell, Brady arrive early for ‘Deflategate’ case hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived early to court Monday for a final face-to-face meeting before a judge rules on the “Deflategate” case.
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Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

Ukrainian protesters clash with police after a vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to a controversial constitutional amendment that would provide greater powers to separatist regions in the east. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the parliament to protest against the amendment. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously.



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Kanye West declares 2020 presidential bid

Forget 2016. Kanye West says he’s planning to run for president in 2020.










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US stocks open modestly lower, led by energy sector

A woman looks at her cell-phone in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise rates this month. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.



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Shocking encounter with shark closes beach

The beach at Morro Bay, California, was closed after a shark took a bite out of a woman’s surfboard.










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