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Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia’s most populous state is the first jurisdiction in the world to use such technology to punish drivers distracted by social media, text …

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At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Parents wailed at the scene of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi. Hundreds of people gathered as emergency workers picked through debris. It was not clear whether anyone was trapped underneath. Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said 57 …

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Motown mogul Berry Gordy announces retirement at 89

Berry Gordy

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement. The Detroit Free Press reports Berry Gordy said he had “come full circle” at a 60th anniversary event for Motown Records on Sunday. The 89-year-old Detroit native built Motown Records into a hit-making music, film …

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Tour company Thomas Cook collapses, 150,000 people stranded

LONDON (AP) — British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad. The British government said the return of the 178-year-old firm’s 150,000 British customers now in vacation spots across the globe would be the largest repatriation in its peacetime history. The process began Monday and officials …

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Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on prospects for a resolution of the tariffs war between China and the U.S. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.0% to 2,977.00, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.8% to 26,236.64 after yet another weekend of violent protests. …

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Harry and Meghan start 1st official tour as family in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are starting their first official tour as a family with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa. On Monday they are spending the first day of their 10-day, multi-country tour in Cape Town, visiting girls’ empowerment projects and former residents of the District Six …

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LEADING OFF: Wainwright streak, Snell starts, Freeman out

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WRIGHT CALL After completing its first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field since 1921, NL Central-leading St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the mound for the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. The 38-year-old Wainwright is 4-0 in September, allowing one earned run in 27 innings. The 6-foot-7 right-hander pitched seven …

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Rams stop Mayfield late, Goff throws 2 TDs passes in win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Backed up to their own goal line, the Rams buckled down. Safety John Johnson III intercepted Baker Mayfield’s fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left as Los Angeles escaped with a 20-13 win Sunday night over the short-handed Cleveland Browns, who gave the defending NFC champions all they could handle. Cooper Kupp caught two touchdown passes from Jared …

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At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

Donald Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump’s latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three years of an “America First” …

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