Girl laid to rest 145 years after first burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home in San Francisco.


US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

CHICAGO (AP) — Violent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies — have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Economists increasingly uncertain about US growth this year


Business economists are giving a more pessimistic outlook about U.S. economic growth this year for the third consecutive month and uncertainty over the November presidential election has proven to be damaging.


Aid group says IS shooting civilians fleeing Fallujah battle

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has been shooting at civilians as they try to flee the nearly two-week battle between Iraqi government forces and IS militants in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, an international aid organization and Iraqi military say.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

US presses China over industrial glut at strategic dialogue

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. envoys pressed China on Monday to cut excess steel production that is flooding global markets and to reach a diplomatic settlement to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, as the two sides opened a high-level dialogue.

  • Written by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press