As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future
Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run
WELLSTON, Okla. (AP) ? Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.
Closing Calais camp will help secure future of Anglo-French border agreement: UK ministerClosing the "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais will help secure the future of the Le Touquet agreement which allows British officials to check passports in France and vice versa, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Monday. French authorities began clearing the sprawling migrant camp on Monday as hundreds gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain to be relocated in France while their asylum requests are considered. Last week the Guardian reported that France's Alain Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right's presidential ticket and favorite to win power in next year's national election, said he would seek to overturn the treaty, which effectively pushes the British frontier to Calais in northern France.
1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.
Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for MosulBy Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage. By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials. The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls.
Migrants stream out of Calais 'Jungle' before demolition
Over 1,000 migrants rode buses out of the Calais "Jungle" on Monday as French authorities kicked off an operation to dismantle the notorious camp that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis. "Bye Bye, Jungle!" one group of migrants shouted as they hauled luggage through the muddy lanes of the shantytown where thousands of mainly Afghans, Sudanese and Eritreans had holed up, desperate to sneak into Britain. Around 1,200 police officers -- some in riot gear -- were on hand as several hundred migrants queued to be put on coaches for shelters across France.
5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highwayMIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) ? State police say five young adults have died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a southeastern Massachusetts highway.
Oil down as Iraq says no cuts; Wall Street, Cushing draw limit loss
Oil prices fell on Monday after Iraq said it wanted to be exempt from an OPEC production cut, though prices drew some support from a rally in Wall Street shares and a draw in crude inventories at the U.S. storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced plans last month to cut output to boost prices, but has not yet given details on how it will reach the target. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Sunday the country, second largest producer in OPEC, wanted to be exempt from output curbs as it needed more money to fight Islamic State militants.
Genworth shares fall after agreeing to Chinese buyout offerNEW YORK (AP) ? A Chinese holding company has agreed to buy U.S. insurance company Genworth Financial for about $2.7 billion, sending shares of Genworth down sharply a day after the deal was announced.
U.S., European stocks gain; oil falls on Iraq OPEC exemption
Stock markets rose on Monday, with Wall Street higher on several big deals and Europe led by a surge in Spain's IBEX index, while oil prices fell after Iraq said it wanted to be exempt from an OPEC deal to cut production. Merger and acquisition activity spurred Wall Street, headed by Saturday's announcement by telecommunications company AT&T Inc that it plans to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion in what would be the biggest deal in the world this year if approved by regulators.