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  • Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year. Mohammad Javad Zarif's remarks ...

  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader. The legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before ...

  • China's legislature rules out open nominations for Hong Kong's leader

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature rules out open nominations for Hong Kong's leader.

  • Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese soldiers

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's official news agency says an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid. The soldiers were captured when militants from Syria rampaged through the Lebanese town of ...

  • Filipino troops pull 'greatest escape' from Syria

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still ...

  • Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda. The final month of the season offers a chance for redemption for Josh Hamilton of ...

  • Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. Owner Caesars Entertainment is closing the ...

  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on ...

  • German security official warns of terror threat

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks. Hans-Georg Maassen told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sunday that there was an "increased abstract threat" of ...

  • 3 juveniles dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurt

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring the others. State police did not release the ages of those involved in Saturday morning's crash but said all ...

  • AP-FBC--T25-South Dakota-Oregon Stats

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) *2064 AP-FBC--T25-South Dakota-Oregon Stats No. 3 OREGON 62, SOUTH DAKOTA 13 South Dakota 3 10 0 0—13 Oregon 21 20 7 14—62 First Quarter Ore_Stanford 62 pass from Mariota (Alie run), 13:26. SDak_FG Bergner 47, 9:02. Ore_Marshall 41 pass from ...

  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. Low humidity and warm weather helped the fires burning in ...

  • AP-FBC--T25-Washington-Hawaii Stats

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) *2064 AP-FBC--T25-Washington-Hawaii Stats No. 25 WASHINGTON 17, HAWAII 16 Washington 7 10 0 0—17 Hawaii 10 0 3 3—16 First Quarter Haw_Iosefa 1 run (Hadden kick), 11:32. Haw_FG Hadden 28, 3:22. Wash_Ross 20 run (Van Winkle kick), :34. Second Quarter ...

  • German anti-euro party could enter state assembly

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A party that wants Germany to ditch the euro currency is tipped to win its first seat in a state assembly Sunday. A recent poll conducted for public broadcaster ZDF predicts that the party Alternative for Germany ...

  • Ross helps No. 25 Washington edge Hawaii 17-16

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut. The Huskies overcame late pushes ...

  • Mariota has 4 TDs and Oregon beats S. Dakota 62-13

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener ...

  • Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan. Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western Herat province, said the crash ...

  • AP Top Business News At 1:49 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them? Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City Here's what happens when ...

  • It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite ...

  • Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of ...

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