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Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

JERUSALEM (AP) — Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site's entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.

Woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Details about what led a Minneapolis police officer to fatally shoot an Australian woman remained unclear Monday, with authorities saying only that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the woman was shot.

Scholar defends Chinese-American researcher jailed in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday.

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday offered talks with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s.

Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is taking part in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.

The team's ball-sorting robot played in its first game on Monday morning.

O.J. Simpson faces good chance at parole over robbery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.

App glitch mars McDonald's ice cream promotion

OAK BROOK (AP) — A McDonald's promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry because of a glitch with the fast food giant's mobile app.

U.N. report blames insurgents for rise in Afghan war deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, according to a U.N. report released Monday, which blamed the majority of the deaths on bombings by insurgents.

Photos of the Week: July 10-16, 2017

News-Gazette photographers shine a spotlight on some of their favorite photos from the past week.

Police seek tips on four suspects

CHAMPAIGN — This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers and Champaign police need help solving several forgery and burglary to motor vehicle cases.

Over the last couple weeks, vehicles have been broken into in Champaign as well as other towns in Illinois and Indiana.