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  • Kevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing. Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will take time out from filming the third season ...

  • Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. Iceland's Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast ...

  • Libya ministers resign over militia fighting

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among rival militias. LANA, quoting TV network al-Nabaa, on Wednesday said the ministers of industry, labor, planning, ...

  • Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 ...

  • Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has begun redesigning its Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's temporary deal over its nuclear ...

  • Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning. The company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem, ...

  • Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market. James Woetzel pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a ...

  • Klitschko-Pulev fight rescheduled for Nov. 15

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko's management says his heavyweight title defense against mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for Nov. 15 in Hamburg. The fight was originally slated for Sept. 6 but had to be postponed after ...

  • Lawyers for mother of autistic girl want off case

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing a northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter have asked to withdraw from the case. But the Traverse City Record-Eagle says (http://bit.ly/XRJs0Q ) a judge denied the request on Tuesday. ...

  • 3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three lion cubs have made their debut, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo. Their arrival heralds the zoo's new generation of lions, who haven't bred there in five years. Agnes Maluleke, who ...

  • 2 rescued from disabled boat near brink of falls

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Coast Guard officials say their Buffalo ...

  • Man faces arraignment in estranged wife's slaying

    5 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man faces arraignment on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the slaying of his 27-year-old estranged wife. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 28-year-old Erin Justice is expected to appear Wednesday morning in 36th District ...

  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street ...

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said ...

  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    7 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. Free of graffiti and absent so much as a kid's initials carved in the grandstand benches, Jackie Robinson Park is ...

  • Scottish businesses: no case for independence

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made. The leaders say much is at stake but uncertainties surround a number ...

  • Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they have gathered DNA samples from 283 different people and have positively identified 173 of them. Wim Heijnen of the Netherlands Forensic Institute ...

  • Bound bodies of 2 found in Pa. river; 3rd hurt

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds. Chief Inspector ...

  • $1,000 reward offered in Sparks gang shooting

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating a suspected gang shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect or suspects wanted ...

  • North Korea calls US 'graveyard of human rights'

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a "graveyard of human rights." The comments by a Foreign Ministry spokesman fit ...

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