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  • Georgia man gets 7 years in Texas weapons case

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A convicted felon from Georgia must serve seven years in federal prison for using a gun to abduct a man who was later found in West Texas. Wano McSwain of Dahlonega (duh-LAH'-nuh-guh), Georgia, was sentenced ...

  • AP Top Political News At 7:21 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about midterms poll Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training Klain meets with Obama on first day as Ebola czar Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism Investigators ...

  • Total names exec to replace CEO killed in crash

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French oil giant Total SA says it has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive after the shocking death in a plane accident of former CEO Christophe de Margerie on Monday. Total's board of directors chose Pouyanne, 51, ...

  • The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. With speculation rampant about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a second presidential ...

  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is a proud father. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted Wednesday that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child — a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was ...

  • Japan's chrysanthemums: More than symbol of autumn

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — When Americans think of flowers and Japan, we think of cherry blossoms. But to the Japanese, there's a flower for every time of year, and right now, it's the chrysanthemum, celebrated in festivals, shows and home displays. ...

  • Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

    5 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial. Prosecutors say the two ...

  • USFS plans prescribed burns south of Tahoe to Reno

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning a number of prescribed fire operations that will begin as early as next week and run through the middle of May around Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City and Douglas ...

  • Pyongyang races to complete new airport

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new ...

  • AP Top Olympic News At 7 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison 2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago's loss Pistorius sentencing: What it means Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for ...

  • Alabama plans 2-year bicentennial observance

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bicentennial Commission says activities will be spread over two years. The commission says programs will begin in 2017, which is the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Alabama Territory. They will continue through ...

  • Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria. Prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association that ...

  • Lawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Brits

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said ...

  • California man gets prison in Las Vegas tax case

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 39-year-old Southern California man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a false income tax refund scheme that prosecutors in Las Vegas say defrauded the Internal Revenue Service of almost ...

  • Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister. Omran al-Zoubi told Syrian TV late ...

  • Plane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohio

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — Plane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohio .

  • Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. Could Othman Abu al-Qiyan ...

  • Sweden raises estimate of foreign fighters

    2 hours ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's security service says up to 150 people have left the country to join IS militants in the Middle East. Anders Kassman, chief operating officer of the SAPO security service, on Wednesday said the agency has confirmed ...

  • German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has upheld an appeal by a German pharmaceutical company, ditching a previous ruling that ordered the company to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide. Madrid*s provincial court ...

  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO plane

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway ...

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