79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

LONDON (AP) — London police said 79 people are now believed to have died in the fire that swept through a high-rise apartment building last week, making it the deadliest blaze in recent British history.


  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA and FRANK GRIFFITHS , Associated Press

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to slow the Senate's work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation's health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming


WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies


PARIS (AP) — A man on the radar of French authorities was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying explosives into a police vehicle in the capital's Champs-Elysees shopping district, prompting a fiery blast, officials said. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.

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  • Written by By ELAINE GANLEY and LORI HINNANT , Associated Press