Personal Finance• Ukraine to ratify EU pact, offer rebels self-rule
Ukraine moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.
• Officials: First U.S. strike in expanded Iraq fight
Warplanes target the Islamic State group near Baghdad.
• Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
• Crews battle 11 major California wildfires amid drought, heat wave
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battled nearly a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced hundreds of people to flee, destroyed dozens of homes and structures and charred thousands of acres of forest land left bone dry by the state's record drought.The most destructive of the 11 blazes, the Courtney Fire, quickly blackened 320 acres east of Yosemite after it erupted on Sunday, burning several homes to the ground, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. ...
• California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was convicted in January of lying about whether he lived in the district he sought to represent, was the first of three California Senate Democrats to face criminal proceedings this year. This effectively cost the party a cherished two-thirds majority in the California Senate. ...
• U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by reincorporating overseas through the acquisition of a rival in a maneuver dubbed "inversion. ...
• U.S. says 115,000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status. Another 363,000 people could see their insurance costs change, due to problems involving income data that is used to determine whether enrollees qualify for federal subsidies to help pay premiums on health plans obtained through the federal insurance marketplace, according to the administration. The U.S. ...
• Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) - Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people.
• Sources: First U.S. strike in expanded Iraq fight
The U.S. goes to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad.
• Daniele Watts Goes on the Offensive
Daniele Watts Goes on the Offensive
• U.S. rejects military cooperation with Iran in Iraq, but is open to talks
Washington remains open to discussions with Tehran about the Islamic State threat.
• GM pays for ignition switch deaths
The offers to victims' families are expected to be high to dissuade them from suing.
• NFL's new attempt to take on domestic violence
The women will "help lead and shape" the league's policies and programs.
• America's gay rights battle goes global
Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.
• Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.
• New U2 album: Ploy or innovative marketing?
Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity. ...