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Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

NEW YORK — One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan.
2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period. The magnitude 7.

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing.
Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.
'Spider-Man' does victory lap over 'Crawl,' 'Stuber'

'Spider-Man' does victory lap over 'Crawl,' 'Stuber'

LOS ANGELES — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office.
Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

SELMA, Ore. — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court.

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

KINSHASA, Congo — The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo's first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people.

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A patient at a state mental hospital in South Carolina died earlier this year after being at the bottom of a dogpile of several employees — something specifically prohibited in their training.
Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

NEW YORK — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday.
Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

LONDON — A U.K.