UN: Situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is ‘radically’ better

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Monday the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region “has changed radically for the better” and the United Nations and the African Union are recommending new sharp cuts in their joint security force....
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19-month-old daughter of skier Bode Miller drowns in pool

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skier Bode Miller has drowned in a pool. Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun says Emeline Miller died Sunday at a hospital. Braun says the death is under investigation. Capt. Tony Bommarito...
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Mickelson loves the US Open setup, at least 17 of the holes

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson believes Shinnecock Hills is one of the best setups he’s ever seen for a U.S. Open. At least for 17 of the holes. The course where Mickelson twice contended on Sunday has been lengthened by some 450 yards. That doesn’t...
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Delaware man fined $1.2M for withholding tax contributions

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware business owner who pleaded guilty in March to withholding employee tax contributions has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. News outlets cite a Monday announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that says 55-year-old Jeffrey Minner...
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The Latest: Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Kilauea volcano’s eruption in Hawaii (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations as lava flows into the ocean on a path that...
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Maryland jails reverse policy restricting inmate book access

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland prison officials have announced the end of a new policy that restricts inmates’ access to books. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the Monday announcement comes less than two weeks after the state’s American Civil Liberties...
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