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Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.

Hollande declares three days of mourning over Air Algerie crash
Debris is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of GossiBy Michel Rose and Emma Farge DAKAR/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande ordered that flags on government buildings across France fly at half-mast for three days from Monday after the death of 118 people including 54 French nationals in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali. Hollande, who met with relatives of victims for three hours on Saturday afternoon, said that all the bodies would be flown to France and that he would make sure that families can, at some point, travel to the crash site to help them cope with grief. "A headstone will be erected so that no one ever forgets that on this land, on this site, 118 people perished," Hollande said in a television address, his third on the air disaster in three days. The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from flight AH5017 that crashed in the West African country earlier this week.

No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."

EU targets Russian intelligence chiefs, readies tougher sanctions
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) reviews Russian naval ships in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014, with head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov (R) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L)Spurred into action by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the EU put Russia's intelligence chiefs on its sanctions list Saturday as it readied much harsher measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. The director of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, and the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Mikhail Fradkov, were among 15 people and 18 entities hit with asset freezes and visa bans, the EU's Official Journal said. Bortnikov and Fradkov, both members of the Russian Security Council, were included for their part in "threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine," it said. Among other figures was Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who offered to send troops to support the pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine accused of shooting down flight MH17 with a Russian-supplied missile.

Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a mass in Caserta, Italy, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Pope Francis will remain in Caserta for a few hours, but will be back here for a private visit on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)CASERTA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France with another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.

Rocket kills four children in Egypt near Gaza border: sources
Four children were killed and five other people were injured when a rocket landed near their homes in Rafah, an Egyptian town in Sinai near the border with Gaza, security officials said on Saturday. Three security sources said the rocket was likely fired by Islamist militants operating in the Sinai peninsula, which borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The state news agency MENA said security officials were still investigating where the rocket had come from. The attacks surged after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last year and the militants extended their reach to Egypt's mainland with a series of bombings, prompting the army to intensify its attacks on them in Sinai.

Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes during the first practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — They came to see what he's all about, to see if Johnny Football can be the one to lead the Browns back to glory.

Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Hamas official says group rejects Israel's proposed four-hour extension of Gaza war truce
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas official says group rejects Israel's proposed four-hour extension of Gaza war truce.

49ers RB Kendall Hunter out with torn ACL
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wihoite (57) warms up next to teammate Kendall Hunter (32) during an NFL football training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter's season is over before it began.

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress
FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with tens of thousands of migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House, six years in , still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters poses for a photograph at the Steinbrener Band Center in Ohio Stadium before practice, in Columbus Ohio. OSU on Thursday, July 24, 2014 fired Waters amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.

Colts' Ballard out for season due to torn Achilles
Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard rides off the field on a cart after he was injured during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from serious injury.

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