2nd Mellencamp son surrenders on battery charges

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The second of rocker John Mellencamp’s sons has surrendered for arrest on charges of punching and kicking a 19-year-old man in southern Indiana. A Monroe County jail officer says 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp was released…

In mass exodus, thousands of Syrians flee to Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a mass exodus, around 30,000 Syrians have fled their homeland’s bloody civil war and crossed over into neighboring Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past five days, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.…

Creditors file objections to Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — The deadline day has arrived for creditors to oppose Detroit’s request for bankruptcy protection. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes has set Monday as the eligibility objection deadline in the bankruptcy petition by Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager…

Maine health officials battle STDs

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine public health officials are reaching out to women in Androscoggin and Cumberland counties to stem the rising number of gonorrhea cases in……

Futures almost a standstill ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are almost at a standstill as markets await any hint of changes in Fed thinking in minutes from its July economic policy meeting. The U.S. Federal Reserve releases those minutes Wednesday. There…

NJ governor signs ban on gay conversion therapy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, the latest example……

Afghan officials say 32 dead in clashes in west

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked its 94th independence day from Britain on Monday with a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital. President Hamid Karzai and Cabinet members attended a parade to mark the event,…

Snowden reporter: Won’t be silenced by detention

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker on Monday called for police to explain why the partner of a journalist who received classified information from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was detained for nearly nine hours at…

Assault trial delayed for Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is scheduled to go on trial Monday on an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub. Jones pleaded not guilty and was released on…

French government predicts rosy future (in 2025)

PARIS (AP) — No unemployment, plenty of cheap housing, a new Industrial Revolution and Police 3.0. Those are the French government’s predictions for the year 2025. Leaders in the Socialist administration, who are under criticism for the struggling…