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The Secret Service says the White House has returned to normal operations after somebody threw a metal object over the fence, prompting a lockdown and protective sweeps

Mexican authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper and guided rescuers to the house where he was held

Rights group Amnesty International says a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members

Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss

A union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement

Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup

Florida is No. 1 seed in NCAA baseball tournament, leading record 4 SEC teams among 8 national seeds

Animal rights activists and other people are holding a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo amid sadness and anger over his death

Italian authorities have broken up unofficial migrants' tent camp in the town of Ventimiglia near the French border

Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, who was sworn in as defense minister Monday, says he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number are still haven't been finalized

Elite Iraqi special forces begin their push into Fallujah, expecting to encounter the stiffest resistance yet in the campaign to free territory from the Islamic State group

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but that he should still return home to stand trial

Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area

European Union President Donald Tusk says that those who believe in "instant and total integration" of the EU have missed what many people really want

Pau Gasol says he is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus

President Barack Obama has challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb as a police vehicle was passing by, killing four people

Britain's Prince Charles returns to Romania where he has a charity that promotes skills and training in rural Transylvania

Rome police say a university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his rule and sentenced to life in prison

Augie Garrido, winningest coach in college baseball history, out after 20 seasons at Texas

Witnesses and the military say Nigerian security forces have killed and injured an unknown number of people in an offensive in the oil-producing south where militant attacks have halved petroleum production

Hillary Clinton marches in hometown Memorial Day parade with husband Bill and the governor

A small Idaho town is struggling with the national attention brought by reports that a black high school football player was raped by three teammates

The European Union says that Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the EU can be instituted

A cruise ship arrived at an Alaska port carrying a dead whale on its bow

A bookkeeper who stole $234,500 from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo is headed to prison in New Jersey

A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo mask from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States

A union that represents about a quarter of some 40,000 striking Verizon workers says a tentative agreement ending the walkout is protecting American jobs amid concern about jobs moving overseas

French Open washout causes backlog of matches, prompts appeal for retractable roof

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses

Plan to expand programming at architectural landmark riles residential neighbors

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Romanian prosecutors say they have charged dozens of doctors with taking bribes after a pharmaceutical company paid for vacations for them in exchange for promoting anti-cancer medicine to patients

A Connecticut home that is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is about to go on the auction block

Major global stock markets are up amid greater optimism about the global economy, but trading volumes are low as the U.K. and U.S. markets are closed for a holiday

Somalia: 2 men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of a Daalo Airlines jet which made an emergency landing despite a gaping hole in its fuselage

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is coming to Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU visit since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago

Truex says his dominating win at the Coca-Cola 600 is just the tip of what team can achieve

Uganda cuts military ties with North Korea, as South Korean president visits during her tour of Africa

The jihadi network that recruited and groomed one of the suicide attackers in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris is on trial this week

Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed 5 elephants by poisoning them with cyanide

The leader of Poland's ruling party says the government isn't ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk

Police say they've taken a man into custody at Germany's Cologne/Bonn airport on suspicion he skirted security screenings in an incident that caused authorities to shut down all departures from Terminal 1 for more than two hours

French Open tournament director has used the washout caused by rain to launch an strong appeal for action on a roof

UK officials say two British men have been charged with immigration offenses after the weekend rescue of 18 Albanians whose small inflatable boat was taking on water in the English Channel

It was the cries of children _ and the moment they decided they must save themselves _ that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck that claimed hundreds of lives

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will reopen soon after months of renovations

Several teams of teenagers competing in Minnesota's 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge may be the next generation of agricultural scientists in a country facing a critical shortage

North Dakota voters will decide next month whether to uphold the 2015 Legislature's move to loosen the state's nearly century-old ban on corporate farming

Proponents say barge traffic on the Missouri River is coming back, although the industry is still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to support large-scale barge commerce

A member of the board of Egypt's journalists union says that he has been questioned by prosecutors and detained, along with another board member and the union's head

Hungarian police say a small airplane made an emergency landing on a busy highway on the outskirts of Budapest

Many of Texas' most violent sex offenders have been housed for months in a former prison in rural West Texas, and the head of the state agency that oversees the overhauled program believes it will lead to successful rehabilitations

Scientists are unsure they can do much to help some of the places hurt the most by the BP spill: the dark world far under the Gulf of Mexico

Romania's prime minister says the public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern art works

U.S. secretary of state welcomes the conviction of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has decided to follow medical advice and skip upcoming commemorations to mark the Battle of Jutland

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six

NATO's Parliamentary Assembly has urged alliance members to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness

A Bahraini appeals court has more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure who was part of the island nation's 2011 Arab Spring-inspired uprising

Scientists say mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage

London's new mayor has joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union

Rainstorms in southwestern Germany have triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four people died

European Union ministers meeting in the Dutch capital have endorsed a "Pact of Amsterdam" aimed at improving living conditions in towns and cities throughout the 28-nation bloc

Turkey has criticized plans by Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide

The Czech government has again approved a ban on smoking in restaurants

The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the talks

The European Union negotiators who have been locked in protracted talks over free trade with the United States are asking the EU's 28 leaders to publicly back them

Tom Alligood knows all about the bad press that suggests the nation isn't properly caring for its veterans

A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties

Spain's King Felipe VI is inaugurating a major exhibition for the 500th anniversary of Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch that is being billed as a once-in-a-lifetime review of the Renaissance master

A 7-year-old boy is missing in a Japanese forest after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving

An Afghan official says a string of Taliban attacks have killed 12 policemen in the increasingly volatile southern Helmand province

Turkey's foreign minister says joint U.S.-Turkish military action could oust the Islamic State group from Syria

Sweden is experiencing a shift in the gender balance that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, there are now more men than women in the population

Swiss insurance company Zurich says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself

Confidence in the economy of the 19-country eurozone is up across the region for a second successive month thanks in particular to greater optimism among consumers

French labor unions plan a string of June strikes that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports

Paralympic long jumper Markus Rehm says he is still hoping to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite a scientific study's inconclusive findings on whether his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes

The Philippine Congress has proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies

An Iraqi special forces commander says Iraqi forces have started pushing into Fallujah as part of the ongoing operation to oust Islamic State militants from this city west of Baghdad

A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region

Race organizers and IndyCar officials eager to build on the momentum from the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals and his fuel tank for a stunning victory in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

LEADING OFF: Harvey seeks fix, Royals rallying and rolling, Samardzija dominating in May, Twins propelled by Mauer and Sano

Martin Truex Jr. led a Sprint Cup-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night

Adrian Gonzalez snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single off suddenly struggling closer Jeurys Familia, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2

A computer outage at JFK Airport's Terminal 7 has caused massive check-in delays, with up to a thousand passengers waiting in line at one point

Asian stocks rose Monday following Wall Street's gains as investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China, Australia and Korea

Martin Truex Jr. led a Sprint Cup-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night

Tropical Depression Bonnie is stalled over coastal South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and the rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend

A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival

Lifeguards have evacuated a Southern California beach after a woman was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack

Authorities in Georgia say a sheriff's deputy is "doing much better" but may lose his left eye after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta

Martin Truex Jr. has won the Coca-Cola 600, dominating the long NASCAR race in a record-setting fashion

Central Texas authorities have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six

LEADING OFF: Harvey seeks fix, Royals rallying and rolling, Samardzija dominating in May, Twins propelled by Mauer and Sano