Uh, Oh, Canada: 1,500 people on rafts returned to Michigan

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Canadian authorities stopped an invasion: 1,500 people on inflatable rafts and boats that drifted across the border from Michigan during high winds on the St. Clair River.


Israel takes steps toward new settlement in volatile city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday confirmed that they have begun the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in Hebron, a West Bank city that has been the focus of nearly a year of violence.

  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

Turkey vows to fight IS after attack kills 54, many children

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is determined to fight Islamic State group extremists inside Turkey and in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said Monday, after a suicide bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding party, killing at least 54 people, many of them children.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state Supreme Court, the Democrat said Monday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press