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September 21, 2014

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  • Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen. Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of ...

  • Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEAR, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman ...

  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George ...

  • New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key says he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag. Key told television station TV3 on Monday that he wants ...

  • Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or people not authorized to be there. In a statement on its ...

  • AP Top Business News At 1:37 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) China, US, India push world carbon emissions up SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion ...

  • Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel. ...

  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony. The weeklong strike marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in ...

  • Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail ...

  • Flames-Oilers Sums

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Calgary 1 0 0—1 Edmonton 2 1 0—3 Calgary won shootout First Period_1, Edmonton, M.Roy 1 (Draisaitl, Perron), 1:28. 2, Calgary, Glencross 1 (Russell, Wideman), 4:51 (pp). 3, Edmonton, Schultz 1 (Pouliot, Nurse), 8:47. Penalties_Edmonton bench, served by Chase (bench), ...

  • US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired meat to KFC, McDonald's and other customers. OSI Group said Monday it will lay off 340 employees of ...

  • Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    9 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings ...

  • AP Top Health News At 12:27 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa 700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital Options for ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills. Many of the attendees at the ...

  • Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play ...

  • Dynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) PICHARI, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight. As ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane. Thousands of soldiers, sailors and ...

  • Today in History

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, ...

  • 32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. According to preliminary figures, 10 homes and 22 outbuildings were lost in the White ...

  • TJ Brodie scores in Flames' split-squad win

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — TJ Brodie scored on a power play 2:06 into the second period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. The 24-year-old defenseman fired a slap shot ...

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