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Spanish parliament debates forming new government

Pedro Sanchez, Pablo Iglesias

MADRID (AP) — Caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is seeking the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament ahead of this week’s confidence votes for him to form a new government. Sánchez’s Socialist Party won April 28 general election but he still needs the support of other parties to stay in power. Monday’s debate comes as the Socialists are negotiating for a …

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With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George’s birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It’s become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he wears an English soccer jersey. The …

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LEADING OFF: Skaggs’ funeral, White Sox debut full netting

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee’s home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and the Angels have an off day …

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Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

Fred Reimer

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut. Prices of the 25 companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR Market more than doubled, with one company, Anji Microelectronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., logging a 415% advance. Regulators have approved …

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NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper’s gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him when he made a sudden movement toward …

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The Latest: Power restored to nearly all utility customers

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a power outage on the island of Kauai (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A utility company says it has restored power to nearly all of its 33,000 customers on Kauai. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative says that the island-wide power outage began at 2:30 p.m. when the main generating unit at the company’s Kapaia …

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Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors

James Marape, Scott Morrison

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s prime minister said Monday his South Pacific island nation was open to investment from China, Australia and any other country that is willing to work within the country’s rules. Prime Minister James Marape is making his first visit to Australia since he became leader of its nearest neighbor and former colony in May. …

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Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit released Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General doesn’t draw any conclusions about actual abuse or …

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AP Top Technology News at 8:21 a.m. EDT

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts Instagram expands hiding ‘likes’ to make you happier Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling Report: YouTube to pay FTC fine over kids’ data protection Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming-service …

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