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.
Internet 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.
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.
NEW 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.
By 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.
Chinese 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 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.
A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) ? The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) ? Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.
By 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
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 ...
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 ...
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'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".
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.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
A 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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Corey Seager has become an NL MVP Award candidate as a rookie with timely homers and a big batting average.
Colin 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 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.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) ? Rickie Fowler lost the lead, the tournament and a guaranteed spot on the Ryder Cup team.
U.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMATRICE, 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.
By 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.
Patrick 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.