Obama: Taliban leader's death a 'milestone' for Afghan peace

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a "clear signal" to anti-American extremists that "we're going to protect our people."

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Bangladesh avoids high death toll with cyclone evacuation

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis returned Monday to wind-battered villages and rain-soaked fields after a strong storm pummeled the coast and killed at least 26 people over the weekend.

  • Written by JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press

Manhunt in police officer's slaying comes to violent end

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer during an early morning traffic stop was later shot to death after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper, officials said.


GE announces deals worth over $1.4 billion with Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1.4 billion as part of the kingdom's ambitious plan to wean itself off crude oil.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Global stocks choppy after G-7 fails to deliver


LONDON (AP) — Stock markets were choppy Monday after a meeting of the developed world's central bankers and finance ministers failed to yield fresh ideas for spurring economic growth.