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UNITED STATES-ISRAEL

TEL AVIV, Israel -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he has no expectation of persuading Israeli leaders to drop their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, but will instead emphasis that the accord imposes no limits on what Washington can do to ensure the security of Israel and U.S. Arab allies. By Robert Burns. AP Photos.

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTINGS

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- A Kuwait-born man who shot and killed five service members in Tennessee suffered from depression since his early teen years and also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help him clean himself up, a family spokesman says. By Jay Reeves and Michael Biesecker. AP Photos.

CUBA-US

WASHINGTON -- More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity comes to an abrupt but quiet end as the United States and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations. By Matthew Lee and Peter Orsi. AP Photos.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-TRUMP

WASHINGTON -- Republicans' swift condemnation of Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Sen. John McCain's military service marks a turning point in the party's cautious approach to the billionaire-turned-presidential candidate. By Julie Pace. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-JAPAN-APOLOGY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II. By Andrew Dalton. AP Photos.

ARGENTINA-BUENOS AIRES-ELECTION

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Conservative Horacio Rodriguez Larreta wisn the mayoral run-off election in Buenos Aires, in a closer race than his opposition party had hoped for in the key region ahead of presidential voting later this year. By Almudena Calatrava. AP Photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

LOS ANGELES -- A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate highway, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives. AP Photos.

PUERTO RICANS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

MIAMI -- Fleeing high unemployment, rising violence and a stagnant economy, thousands of Puerto Ricans have come to central Florida, a longtime refuge that offered low-skill jobs in tourism and related businesses. But times have changed and community leaders say the newcomers are finding it tough. By Marisol Medina. AP Photos.

NYC AIRPORT-ANIMAL HOUSE

NEW YORK -- Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year. By Verena Dobnik. AP Photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

BILL COSBY

Under oath in a hotel -- away from the TV cameras and the soapbox where he did his public moralizing -- Bill Cosby sketched a very different image of America's Dad: a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes, claimed to be adept at reading their unspoken desires and tried to use his wealth to keep "Mrs. Cosby" in the dark. By Geoff Mulvihill. AP Photos.

POOL DEATH-DEMI MOORE HOUSE

LOS ANGELES -- Demi Moore says she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home she owns. By Tami Abdollah. AP Photos.

OBIT-ALEX ROCCO

NEW YORK -- Alex Rocco, the Emmy-winning character actor best known for taking a bullet through the eye as the Las Vegas casino boss Moe Greene in "The Godfather," has died at 79. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-09-24 00:15 GMT+08:00