Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

Alaska-Bound, Obama Makes Waves by Renaming Mount McKinleyWASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.



Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.



Blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 2, wounds 6

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing on Monday, police said.
Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in NE Nigeria

Fire guts a police station set ablaze by Boko Haram Islamists in Kwadon village outside the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on February 14, 2015Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday. Babakura Kolo, a vigilante fighting Boko Haram, said 68 people were killed in the attack on Baanu village in Borno state late on Friday while residents said another 11 people were shot dead in two other villages on Saturday and Sunday. "Reports reached us of an attack on Baanu village late Friday where Boko Haram gunmen riding on horses opened fire on the village.



Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn't see any possibility of reducing interest rates on its bailout loans.





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