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The Latest: Trump hails military strike on Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) — Australia's prime minister has welcomed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but says it does not end the campaign "to defeat this terrorist group and the extremism it embodies."
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says in a statement the death is "a significant blow" to the Islamic State group and "another important step in preventing its revitalization."
Morrison says al-Baghdadi inspired or directed cowardly attacks by Islamic State group followers against "innocent civilians around the world, some of whom were Australian."
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-BLACKOUT-THE LATEST
The Latest: 2 firefighters burned in California blaze
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities say two firefighters were injured Sunday battling a wildfire that has been raging since Wednesday.
Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said Sunday one firefighter sustained serious burn injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. The other firefighter who was burned had minor injuries.
Nearly 200,000 people in Northern California are under evacuation orders as crews grapple with a wildfire in Sonoma County.
Officials say the wildfire has burned 85 square miles (220 square kilometers), destroyed 94 structures and was threatening 80,000 buildings.
Rep. Katie Hill of California resigns amid ethics probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill of California has resigned amid an ethics probe and revelations of an affair with a campaign staffer.
In a statement Sunday, the 32-year-old freshman from the Los Angeles area says leaving the House is best for her constituents, community and country.
Hill is under investigation by a congressional committee for an alleged intimate relationship with a male senior aide, which Hill denies.
She has acknowledged an affair with a young female staffer. Compromising photos and purported text messages surfaced online this past week in a right-wing publication and a British tabloid.
Last year, Hill won the last Republican-held House seat anchored in Los Angeles County.
OBIT-JOHN CONYERS-THE LATEST
The Latest: Jackson says no King holiday without Conyers
DETROIT (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says there would be no federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the work of John Conyers.
Conyers, the longest-serving black member of Congress, died Sunday at his Detroit home, two years after leaving the U.S. House.
Jackson, the Chicago-based civil rights leader, tells The Associated Press that even some of Conyers' allies doubted that he could persuade Congress to create a public holiday for King. Jackson says Conyers' death and the recent death of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore have been "real painful."
Jackson says "it's like a hole in the sky."
Conyers was in Congress for nearly 53 years.
The Latest: Argentine ex-president congratulates Fernández
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is congratulating her running mate, Alberto Fernández, before thousands of jubilant supporters in Buenos Aires.
She presided over Argentina from 2007 to 2015, and is poised to make a dramatic return to high office as Alberto Fernández's vice president.
Authorities say Alberto Fernández has 47.83% of the votes compared to 40.66% for incumbent Mauricio Macri, with 91.21% percent of the votes counted. He needs 45% support, or 40% support with a 10 percentage point lead, over the nearest rival to avoid a runoff vote on Nov. 24.
The result would mark turn leftward in South America, which has seen conservative governments elected in Brazil, Colombia and Chile in recent years.
The largely peaceful election was dominated by concerns over rising poverty, soaring inflation and a sharp depreciation of the local currency.
Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods has won the Zozo Championship to tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 victories.
The 43-year-old American completed the rain-hit tournament on Monday, beating local favorite Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.
Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago — his fifth on the same problem joint.
He was making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour.
The Latest: Gurriel hits RBI single, Astros lead by 4 again
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel poked an RBI single up the middle to give the Houston Astros a 5-1 lead over the Washington Nationals after eight innings of Game 5.
George Springer led off with a double off Daniel Hudson, who retired Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman before Gurriel came through.
Reliever Joe Smith worked around a leadoff single from Yan Gomes to set down the Nationals in the bottom half.
TEXAS SHOOTING-THE LATEST
The Latest: Gunfire erupts at vigil for shooting victim
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Gunfire erupted after a vigil for one of the two people killed at an off-campus college party in Northeast Texas.
The vigil took place Sunday night at a park in Dallas. Local media outlets say attendees and reporters on hand for the event took cover. Multiple gunshots can be heard in video posted by one reporter. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the vehicle for one station was struck by bullets.
It's unclear how many people were shooting.
Family members told local media that the vigil was being held for 23-year-old Kevin Berry Jr. of Dallas.
Authorities are still searching for the gunman who opened fire overnight at a party of about 750 people near Greenville, about 45 miles northeast of Dallas. Investigators say two people were killed and 12 others injured.
For an encore, 'Joker' is No. 1 again at the box office
NEW YORK (AP) — "Joker" narrowly bested "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" to regain the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release.
The R-rated comic-book hit earned an estimated $18.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That came in just above the $18.6 million haul for the "Maleficent" sequel.
With such a close race to the top, the order could switch when final figures are released Monday.
Todd Phillips' "Joker" recently became the most successful R-rated moved ever, not accounting for inflation, in worldwide release. It's made $849 million globally.
No new releases competed with the holdovers. The best-performing newcomer was the horror thriller "Countdown." It grossed $9 million.
ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN
Biden: Kushner has no 'credentials' for White House post
Joe Biden is criticizing President Donald Trump for giving his daughter and son-in-law positions in the White House.
Separately, the Democratic presidential hopeful is blasting social media giant Facebook for allowing the Trump campaign to distribute online ads framing Biden as corrupt because of work his son Hunter did in Ukraine when the elder Biden was vice president.
Biden made the statements in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday on CBS. Biden calls Trump's attack ad a "flat lie." At least one television network has refused to air it.
The former vice president tells CBS he doesn't like "going after" politicians' children. But he says none of his children will work in the White House, as Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner do.
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