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Death penalty to be pursued in Springfield triple killing

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Greene County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old man accused of killing three people in Springfield.

Prosecutors said at a pre-trial conference Monday that Luis Perez, who authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally, rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for life.

Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a home for five hours before surrendering to authorities.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller tells reporters that deputies responding to a domestic violence incident before dawn Monday found the woman suffering from burns at the house in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles.

She was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland

By Joanna Plucinska

WARSAW (Reuters) – More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland’s Tatra mountains, the mountain rescue service said on Sunday, after a narrow tunnel flooded with water, blocking their exit.

A representative of the rescue service said it had not yet been possible to establish contact with the two cavers and concern was growing due to their long exposure to extreme conditions.

U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers

By David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a U.S. economic blacklist.

U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week

(Reuters) – The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there had been a 1.8% increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross downplays fears of recession

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday added to a chorus of presidential officials downplaying concerns over a looming recession after the U.S. Treasury yield curve temporarily inverted last week for the first time in 12 years.

Eventually there’ll be a recession but this inversion is not as reliable, in my view, as people think,” Ross said in an interview with Fox Business Network.

A WW2 battle reverberates in Poland’s national election campaign

By Joanna Plucinska and Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk

GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) – A monument to a battle fought in the opening days of World War Two has become a new frontline in the fight between Poland’s ruling nationalists and the liberal opposition in the countdown to a parliamentary election on Oct. 13.

The granite column that towers over the Baltic port of Gdansk commemorates the seven-day siege of Westerplatte in September 1939, when dozens of Polish soldiers defied the overwhelming firepower of a Nazi German naval fleet.