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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hollande presses for action against militants France’s president says there’s “no time to lose” in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq’s borders. 2. Read More…

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute Read More…

Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

A fan holds his tickets, which has a photo of Minnesota Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson outside TCF Bank Stadium before the start of an NFL football game between the Vikings and the New England Patriots, Sunday in Minneapolis. Peterson was indicted in Texas on Friday for using a branch to spank one of his sons. He turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, was processed and released, and deactivated by the Vikings for Sunday's game.  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Carlos Gonzalez)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it’s not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them. The star running back was inactive for the team’s home opener after being charged with child abuse for striking his Read More…

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev poses for photographers during a news conference after she was crowned Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Monday in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where Read More…

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Staubitser, File)

DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York’s Long Island claimed to have killed Read More…

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

Children watch a movie on their laptop as tourists rest inside a shelter at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Sunday. Hurricane Odile is expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. The area is home to gleaming megaresorts, tiny fishing communities and low-lying neighborhoods of flimsy homes. Forecasters predicted a dangerous storm surge with large Read More…

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive. With growing criticism that Read More…

A Scottish ‘Yes’ also means exit from EU, NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would Read More…

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroying a marauding organization of extremists — is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has received backing for the principle of reversing the Read More…

‘No time to lose’ in global push against militants

France's President Francois Hollande, left, welcomes his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum, ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — With reconnaissance planes already in action, France’s president said there was “no time to lose” in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem — minus the two countries who share most of Iraq’s borders. With memories of the Read More…