UK credit rating slashed, Cameron insists economy is robust

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Intolerant acts surge as British referendum result sinks in

LONDON (AP) — An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Londoner nearly gets into a fight over drunken slurs shouted on a crowded subway car. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats of deportation at her high school.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press PHILIPPA LAW, Associated Press

Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday.

  • Written by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir cr

PARIS (AP) — French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.

  • Written by JANIE HAR, Associated Press