Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.
Girl, 4, is sole survivor of van-train crash in Colorado
IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to 'cursed city'
Amriyat al-Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave. Iraqi forces on Sunday wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group after a month-long operation. After more than two years under the tyrannic rule of IS and months of a siege that starved the population, Umm Issa, 42, said she thought she could never be happy in Fallujah again.
Rangers-Yankees game delayed in 9th by rain, teams wait
Crown wins approval for Sydney casino aimed at Asian gamblers
Australian mogul James Packer won approval on Tuesday for a towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbour aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly. The New South Wales state government legislated to site the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort on foreshore land previously earmarked as public open space in 2013. The casino, which will sit at Barangaroo on the northwestern edge of Sydney's central business district, was then awarded a 99-year gambling licence.
France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash
AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
Asian stocks mostly lower as 'Brexit' worries linger
EU leaders push for divorce after Brexit vote
Spurned EU leaders will press Britain to waste no time triggering its divorce from the bloc at a tense summit on Tuesday, while trying to plot a future course through a crisis that has rocked global markets. Germany, France and Italy agreed on the eve of the summit in Brussels that there could be no talks on Britain's relations with the group until after it has formally notified the European Union of its intention to leave by invoking Article 50. With England's disgraced football team returning from France after being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Cameron heads to Brussels for an awkward encounter with his 27 counterparts.
Consumer group to release annual list of dangerous toysBRIGHTON, Mass. (AP) ? A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings.