Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.
Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
Argentina had created more chances, but failed to really test Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer throughout the 120 minutes of regulation and extra time.
The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.
NEW: Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Riot police are firing tear gas and using water cannons to restrain a group of youth who are hurling rocks and vandalizing stores at a rally in Buenos Aires to celebrate Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.
Parents with young children could be seen running down streets after police, who at first remained on the sidelines, tried to take back the area near the city's iconic Obelisk after 9 p.m. local time.
Local media reported 8 police officers were injured in violence late Sunday.
The disturbances came after thousands of Argentines gathered peacefully at the Obelisk with families and neighbors to applaud Argentina's best World Cup performance in 24 years.
NEW: 2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South.
Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do says North Korea agreed Monday to meet at a border village on Thursday to discuss its plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the games.
The participation in the games is part of measures North Korea recently proposed to lower tension between the rivals.
The announcement comes as the North has been conducting an unusually large number of missile and rocket tests.
Analysts say the launches indicate Pyongyang is aiming to keep bolstering its defense to cope with what it calls U.S. and South Korean threats unless the allies make major concessions such as scaling down their regular military drills.
Obama, Cameron discuss foreign policy hot spots
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and the status of Iran nuclear talks during a Sunday phone call.
On Ukraine, the White House says the leaders agreed Russia has not made progress complying with steps to calm the situation. They agreed Western nations should impose deeper costs on Russia if it "does not take immediate steps toward de-escalation."
The White House says Obama and Cameron welcomed progress toward resolving an election impasse in Afghanistan and agreed to work with all parties in Iraq to form an inclusive government.
On Iran, the White House says the leaders called for the Islamic republic to take the necessary steps to assure the international community that its nuclear program will be "exclusively peaceful."
Obama administration tries to rally governors' support in border crisis
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell has met privately with dozens of governors Sunday, trying to rally support from the states that will host thousands of immigrant children from Central America.
Governors of both parties attending the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville expressed concerns about the costs to the states, according to people who were there.
Burwell left the meeting without talking to reporters.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, says already burdened citizens "don't want to see another burden come into their state." He says the humanitarian aspects of the border crisis must be dealt with "in the most cost-effective way possible."
Republican Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Terry Branstad of Iowa criticized the administration's plans to place the children with friends or family members without checking on their immigration status.
Under current law, immigrant children who enter the United States by themselves from countries that don't border the U.S. are turned over to HHS. They often are placed with relatives already living in the country while they wait for an immigration court to decide their future. The court process can take years.
US gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that crude oil prices fell over news that Libyan output has risen and Iraq's production was not substantially harmed by recent violence.
The survey taken Friday shows the average price for a gallon of midgrade gas was $3.86 and the average price for a gallon of premium was $4.01. Diesel averaged $3.94 a gallon.
Of cities surveyed in the continental U.S., Tulsa, Oklahoma, had the lowest average price at $3.35 a gallon. San Francisco had the highest average at $4.12 a gallon.
In California, the average price for regular gasoline was $4.07 a gallon.
POLICE OFFICER KILLED
Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who fatally shot a rookie Jersey City officer responding to an armed robbery call never tried to rob the drugstore and instead lay in wait for police to arrive.
Mayor Steven Fulop identified the gunman as 27-year-old Lawrence Campbell of Jersey City. The mayor says Campbell told a witness before he shot 23-year-old officer Melvin Santiago to watch the news because he was "going to be famous."
Santiago was shot in the head as he exited his police vehicle at a Walgreens at about 4.a.m. Sunday. Campbell was killed by other officers.
Fulop says Campbell had asked for directions to the greeting card aisle. He was carrying a knife and snatched a gun away from the armed security guard there.
Campbell was wanted by police for a prior homicide.
Space station shipment launched from Virginia
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a cargo ship Sunday from the Virginia coast. Daylight limited visibility, but sky-gazers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising rocket.
The unmanned capsule, called Cygnus, contains more than 3,000 pounds of supplies, much of it food. Also on board: mini-satellites, science samples and experimental exercise outfits. NASA says the new type of clothing is resistant to bacteria and odor buildup. So the astronauts won't smell as much during their two hours of daily workout.
Cygnus is due at the 260-mile-high outpost Wednesday.
This is Orbital's third station shipment. NASA is paying for the service.
Saturday marked the 5,000th day of continuous human habitation in orbit.
Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt.
Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around Walt Disney World when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down.
"Due to weather, there was a power outage on the monorail. There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," she said in a subsequent emailed update.
Wahler says the cause of the power outage wasn't immediately known. She says there was no fire and all got down calmly.
Air India flight lands safely after engine fire
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire.
A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokeswoman Erica Dumas says the flight departed for Mumbai with 313 passengers around 4:35 p.m. Sunday. The pilot reported a fire in an engine on the plane's left side shortly after takeoff and the engine soon shut down.
The plane landed safely around 5:05 p.m., and the passengers were taken off the plane without incident. Dumas says the plane had "multiple" blown tires.
The fire was initially attributed to a bird strike but Dumas says that information was incorrect.