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  • Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being out-spent
  • WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date ? upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week.

  • Dotcom demands live-stream of extradition appeal
  • Internet mogul Kim Dotcom leaves with his girlfriend Elizabeth Donelly following his extradition appeal at the High Court in Auckland on August 29, 2016Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal Monday against extradition to face video piracy charges in the United States, arguing for his case in New Zealand to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing. The German national and founder of the Megaupload file-sharing service, who has permanent residency in New Zealand, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the United States of piracy, which US authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars. Streaming had been successfully used in previous court cases and inquiries in New Zealand, he added.



  • Playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time: Study
  • FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Jacob Biddle watches a play from the sidelines during a game at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Mo. Biddle has been unable to play because of a concussion sustained earlier in the season. He said he has continued to support the team by cheering from the sidelines. In a study involving teen athletes from several sports who had concussions during a game or practice, half continued to play and took 44 days on average to recover from symptoms, versus 22 days in those who were immediately sidelined. The study was published Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 in Pediatrics. (Hannah Baldwin/Columbia Missourian via AP)CHICAGO (AP) ? Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.



  • Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, Drake honors Rihanna
  • Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, Drake honors RihannaNEW YORK (AP) ? Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from "Lemonade," working various stages with strong, layered vocals, skilled dance moves and even an outfit change ? all as the audience watched in awe and cheered her on.



  • Beyonce storms Video Music Awards, Rihanna gets lifetime award
  • Beyonce accepts the Female Video of the Year award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New YorkBy Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 10 minute medley from her powerful "Lemonade" album and taking home multiple statuettes, including the top prize - video of the year. On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears made a triumphant return to the VMA stage and Rihanna performed four times to mark her lifetime achievement award. Beyonce brought the house down at New York's Madison Square Garden, stringing together five of her "Lemonade" album tracks about betrayal, revenge and female empowerment in a song and dance routine that brought a long standing ovation.



  • China oil giant Sinopec net profit dives over 20%
  • Chinese oil giant Sinopec, Asia's biggest refiner, saw its first half net profits drop 21.6 percent, hit by low oil pricesChinese oil giant Sinopec, Asia's biggest refiner, saw its first half net profits drop 21.6 percent, it said, hit by low oil prices. The company made 19.92 billion yuan ($2.98 billion) in the January to June period, compared with 25.42 billion yuan in the same period last year, according to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, where it is listed. "In the first half of 2016, international crude prices recorded a sharp decline from prices in the first half of 2015, and bottomed out during the period," the oil giant said in the statement late Sunday.



  • Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord
  • Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko or Timoleon Jimenez talks to the press, accompanied by Ivan Marquez, right, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and Pablo Catatumbo, left, chief of the FARC's western bloc, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, August 28, 2016. The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement says its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord for ending five decades of war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ? A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia on Monday, the latest step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group.



  • Beyonce's 'Formation' wins MTV Video of the Year
  • "I dedicate this award to the people of New Orleans. God bless you guys," Beyonce said after winning MTV's Video of the Year for "Formation"New York (AFP) - Beyonce won MTV's Video of the Year for "Formation," her career's most politically charged work which showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.



  • Mondesi's triple keys big inning, Royals beat Red Sox 10-4
  • Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain, right, slides safely at home as Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, left, waits for the ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) ? Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.



  • Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits
  • MIAMI (AP) ? Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

  • Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy
  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, surprises patrons at Millie's Diner in Richmond, Va. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, during an impromptu visit by the candidate to the popular restaurant. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.



  • Abducted Australian woman set free in Afghanistan: Canberra
  • An Afghan police search vehicles in Jalalabad, on April 29, 2016, after an Australian aid worker, Katherine Jane Wilson, was kidnapped by armed menAn Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago has been freed and is "safe and well", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday. Katherine Jane Wilson, who goes by the name Kerry and is reportedly aged around 60, was grabbed in the city of Jalalabad, close to the border with Pakistan, in late April. "I confirm that Kerry Jane Wilson, who was abducted in Afghanistan in April this year, has been released, and she is now safe and well," Bishop said in a statement.



  • LEADING OFF: Jays roll into Baltimore; Porcello seeks 18th W
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson watches his second home run leave the park in the seventh inning of of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:



  • The Latest: Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina
  • MIAMI (AP) ? The Latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times EDT):

  • Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges
  • SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) ? The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation
  • In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, six scientists celebrate as they exit from their Mars simulation habitat on slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island, Hawaii, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The scientists completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii on Sunday, where they lived in the dome in near isolation. (University of Hawaii via AP)HILO, Hawaii (AP) ? Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.



  • Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial
  • People walk next to an official photograph of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff, at a camp in support of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in BrasiliaBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party. Rousseff, who is being impeached on charges of breaking budget laws, has denied wrongdoing and denounced the nine-month impeachment process that has paralyzed Brazilian politics as a conspiracy to overthrow her and roll back policies that have favored Brazil's poor during 13 years of Workers Party governments.



  • The Latest: Trump campaign plans $10M ad buy for coming week
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride during a fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):



  • More than 300 at wake for 2 nuns killed in Mississippi
  • This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP)More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased ...



  • Asian stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech
  • Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects ...

  • Supporters mark slain girl's 10th birthday in Albuquerque
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? Supporters of a girl who police say was raped and killed are holding a birthday party and memorial service in her honor.

  • Gabon opposition chief claims election victory
  • Supporters of the Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping gather outside his party headquarters in Libreville on August 28, 2016Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping has claimed victory in weekend presidential polls, but incumbent Ali Bongo's camp said the call was "dangerous and illegal" before official results. The official tally of votes will not be published until Tuesday and some voters voiced fears of a repeat of the violence seen after a disputed 2009 election. Bongo's spokesman however said the announcement was "dangerous", while his Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya warned it was "illegal to declare results before the relevant authorities".



  • 2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles
  • This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez. A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, killing a few people and injuring dozens, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The State Police identified the bus driver as Rodriguez, who will be arrested on two counts of negligent homicide and one each of reckless driving and driving without a license, Trooper Melissa Matey said. (Louisiana State Police via AP)LAPLACE, La. (AP) ? A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.



  • 10 Things to Know for Monday
  • Firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, central Italy, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:



  • Colombia ceasefire to end half-century war in hours
  • A woman walks past a mural that reads "Bilateral ceasefire" on a street in El Palo, Colombia, on August 28, 2016A historic midnight ceasefire is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and FARC rebels. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sunday issued the order for its fighters to observe the cease fire from midnight (0500 GMT Monday). "I order all our commanders and units and each one of our combatants to definitively cease fire and hostilities against the Colombian state from midnight tonight" top FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez said in a declaration before the media in Cuba, where peace talks were held.



  • FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
  • Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko or Timoleon Jimenez talks to the press, accompanied by Ivan Marquez, right, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and Pablo Catatumbo, left, chief of the FARC's western bloc, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, August 28, 2016. The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement says its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord for ending five decades of war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) ? The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts.



  • Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor
  • AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) ? A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.

  • Stewart, 4 relievers throw 4-hitter; Dodgers beat Cubs 1-0
  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brock Stewart throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Corey Seager has become an NL MVP Award candidate as a rookie with timely homers and a big batting average.



  • NFL star Kaepernick to continue US anthem boycott
  • American football - Kaepernick to continue US anthem boycottColin Kaepernick says he will continue to boycott the US national anthem during National Football League games as a protest over the treatment of blacks in America. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is refusing to stand while the Star-Spangled Banner is played prior to the opening kickoff of pre-season games. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick told the US media on Sunday.



  • Oil prices fall on rising Iraq output, doubt over producer talk prospects
  • A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleOil prices fell early on Monday as output from Iraq rose and as Iran said it would only cooperate in upcoming producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 43 cents at $47.21 a barrel. Traders said the price falls were a result of climbing output from the Middle East, where oil exports from Iraq's southern ports have averaged 3.205 million barrels per day (bpd) in August, exceeding the average level seen in July, according to two officials from state-run South Oil Company said.



  • Fowler plays his way off US Ryder Cup team
  • Rickie Fowler tees off from the third hole during the final round of The Barclays golf tournament in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) ? Rickie Fowler lost the lead, the tournament and a guaranteed spot on the Ryder Cup team.



  • Trump to give speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a Hispanic Small Business Leaders round table meeting at the Trump Hotel in Las VegasU.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday night that he would make a major speech on illegal immigration in Arizona on Wednesday. The announcement came a day after Trump said he would crack down on illegal immigrants who overstay their visas, as he sought to clarify his views on how to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. Last week, Trump had said he was "softening" on his plan to deport all 11 million illegal immigrants.



  • Ariya Jutanugarn wins in Canada for 5th LPGA Tour title
  • Ariya Jutanugarn, center, from Thailand, holds the trophy after winning the LPGA Canadian Open golf tornament in Priddis, Alberta, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) ? Five months after giving away a major championship with a late meltdown, Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her fifth victory in 10 events.



  • Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day
  • Marisse Caissy, of Montreal participates in the Go Topless Pride Parade, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. Sunday's parade was among dozens of such events celebrating the worldwide Go Topless Day. Appearing bare-breasted has been legal in New York since 1992. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) ? Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.



  • Reed wins Barclays, Fowler loses Ryder Cup spot
  • Patrick Reed smiles as he holds the The Barclays trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) ? Patrick Reed had a crystal trophy, a clear shot at the richest payoff in golf and a spot on the Ryder Cup team.



  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin
  • FILE- In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade speaks during a news conference in Chicago. A family spokesman says a cousin of Wade's was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 25, while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city's South Side. Wade posted on Twitter: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal." (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim, File)CHICAGO (AP) ? Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday.



  • Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100
  • In this Aug. 3, 2016 photo, Yellowstone National Park tourist John Gleason moves in on a large bull elk as two of his children and two children of friends follow the Walla Walla, Washington man. The animal ran away as the group got closer. Park officials say visitors getting too close to wildlife can create dangerous situations and has been on the rise as visitor numbers hit record levels. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) ? Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.



  • Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
  • Italy probes to see if criminal negligence raised quake tollAMATRICE, Italy (AP) ? Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.



  • Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus
  • Contractor fogs a condominium garden in Singapore in an effort to kill mosquitoesBy Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified. All but seven of those infected had fully recovered, the Health Ministry and the National Environment Agency said in a statement on Sunday. On Saturday, authorities confirmed a 47-year-old Malaysian woman living in southeastern Singapore as the city-state's first case of a local transmission of the virus.



  • Reed rallies to earn spot on US Ryder Cup team
  • Patrick Reed hits his second shot on the 12th hole during the final round of The Barclays on August 28, 2016Patrick Reed came from behind to win The Barclays on Sunday to claim his fifth USPGA Tour title and a spot on the American Ryder Cup team. The 26-year-old Reed caught and passed 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler who stumbled to the finish by playing his final four holes in three over. Fowler failed to make the US team and will have to rely on a captain's pick when Davis Love makes his final four selections in the coming weeks.