The U.S. military conducted an operation in Somalia on Monday involving drone strikes against the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab.
The parents of Ashya King say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shiite town. The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said the Islamic State jihadist group has carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group's "graveyard". The breakthrough at Amerli on Sunday was the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS-led militants overran much of the Sunni Arab heartland north and west of Baghdad in June.
Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves. Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.
Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed Monday that the city gradually raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, up from the current $9 an hour. The proposal, which would make Los Angeles' wage law among the highest in the nation, needs City Council approval to become law. Garcetti unveiled his plan at a Labor Day gathering at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South Los Angeles with a coalition of business, labor, community and religious leaders. He wants to raise the minimum wage in the city to $10.25 in 2015, $11.75 in 2016 and $13.25 in 2017, an amount the mayor said would enable workers to live above the poverty level. Currently, Los Angeles is covered by California's state minimum wage of $9 an hour. Under the plan, future increases would be tied to the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners.
Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day Monday. The Colombia striker's deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan. The 28-year-old Falcao says "Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top."
French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called last week for greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity - comments that irritated German leaders but were welcomed in France because they hinted at a shift away from a current emphasis on budgetary austerity.
The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy. A Spanish judge ordered Brett and Naghemeh King held for 72 hours while documents are translated and doctors are consulted. After that, the judge could extend their time in detention or release them. The family had fled to Spain in hopes of selling a property to obtain enough cash for a new treatment in the Czech Republic or the United States they hope will help their child.
Things are starting to look better for those hoping for an independent Scotland, but the "no" campaign still holds a slim lead.
50 Cent and his son Sire now have matching rides ... after 50 surprised him on his 2nd birthday with a miniature motorized Mercedes ML450 SUV. Whatever happened to Big Wheels? According to our sources, 50 surprised his boy in Los Angeles this weekend with the sweet little car ... which 50 picked out himself. We're told the two spent the weekend together eating lots of birthday cake and 50 footed the bill for his big party on Monday. Go shorty, it's your birthday!
At what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around rather than driving yourself? In a Medium post, HomeHero founder Kyle Hill does the math to find out. As with any broad economic model, there are a number of external factors that could influence it. The overall cost of owning a vehicle will be determined by its gas mileage, the cost of gas in any given market, the length of one’s commute, and (if applicable) the cost of parking in a major city.
NATO announced a new "spearhead" force to reassure its Eastern European members that the alliance will defend them against Russian threats.
The most infamous and oldest hate group in the U.S. appears to be putting immigration at the heart of its recruitment strategy.
Jason Wright, former defense lawyer for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, says the deck is stacked against his former client.
Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week's planned protests. Fells declined to specify what is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers recently cited sit-ins as an example of tactics they could use to intensify their push. The "Fight for $15" campaign is being backed by the Service Employees International Union.