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

Protests in Turkey against lifting of lawmakers' immunity

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of people participated in rallies organized by a pro-Kurdish, opposition party on Sunday to protest against the abolition of immunity of some Turkish members of parliament.

  • Written by DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

Bottled water selling quickly after Alabama water warning

COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lisa Davis, a cashier at a Foodvalu grocery store in rural north Alabama, spent Friday ringing up bottled water sales after a local utility declared its tap water unfit to drink because of chemical contamination.

  • Written by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press