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Updated at 7:12 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a "clear signal" to anti-American extremists that "we're going to protect our people." Obama also said Mansour's death was an "important milestone" in the yearslong effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. "It has been confirmed that he is dead," Obama said Monday during his first visit to Vietnam. "He is an individual who,...

Updated at 7:05 AM

BERLIN (AP) " German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical...

Updated at 6:53 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The United States and Vietnam have released a joint statement citing examples of how the two nations are deepening...

Updated at 6:51 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) " A judge is expected Monday to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless...

Updated at 6:35 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) " A Baltimore judge is expected to announce his verdict in the trial of a police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero is charged with assault, misconduct in office and...

Updated at 6:30 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating is finally coming home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942. It's...

Updated at 6:14 AM

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) " A shuttle bus carrying nearly two dozen people returning from a women's church retreat overturned on a highway in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, leaving six people seriously injured and 14 with more minor...

Updated at 4:43 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn't do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his...

Updated at 4:34 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's popularity dipped slightly in a poll published Monday two weeks into what appears to be a tight campaign ahead of July 2 general elections. Some 46 percent said they...

Updated at 3:05 AM

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) " A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib. The charges against Eric Warfel include corpse abuse and tampering with evidence. Warfel...

Updated at 2:37 AM

After an intense week of fan furor over the Billboard Music Awards' choice to have Madonna perform a tribute to...

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