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  • Rally promoting school choice measures planned at Capitol

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Students, parents and teachers are expected to rally in front of the Capitol in Carson City to show support for school choice measures. The rally planned for Wednesday is one of dozens of events across ...

  • CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — CommScope is buying TE Connectivity Ltd.'s telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach. The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately 10,000 ...

  • Jordan state news agency: Jordan ready to trade prisoner for pilot held by Islamic State group

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan state news agency: Jordan ready to trade prisoner for pilot held by Islamic State group.

  • Vegas man gets 6 to 20 years for Nevada real estate fraud

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 55-year-old Israeli man from Las Vegas has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison for heading a scheme that state Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt says bilked investors in real estate deals including ...

  • Pope warns of 'absentee fathers' in new chapter on family

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children, warning that many problems adolescents run into can be traced to "absentee fathers" who are physically at home but don't take ...

  • One-day strikes planned for Duesseldorf, Cologne airports

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's ver.di trade union says private security personnel at the country's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports will stage a one-day warning strike Thursday in an ongoing dispute over wages. Union representative Andrea Becker told the dpa news agency ...

  • McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The Desert Dubai Classic is the ...

  • Russia considers condemning "annexation" of East Germany

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. Sergei Naryshkin earlier this week faced scathing criticism of Russia's annexation of Crimean peninsula ...

  • Nevada governor announcing expanded school breakfast plan

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to visit a Carson City elementary school to announce a plan to expand the school breakfast program. The Republican governor first announced in his State of the State address ...

  • Saudi airman facing 35 years in prison in Vegas rape case

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The law says a 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant will serve a minimum of 35 years in Nevada state prison after being found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las ...

  • Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to ...

  • Meet the top 5 donors to Nevada state political campaigns

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A well-connected Republican PAC, casinos and a gun control group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the top five entities that donated to Nevada state races during the 2014 election ...

  • Thai 'Red Shirt' leader given jail term for insulting ex-PM

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai "Red Shirt" leader has been sentenced to two years in jail for insulting a former prime minister. The court found Jatuporn Prompan guilty on Wednesday of defaming Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva in two speeches ...

  • Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize President Barack Obama's war against the Islamic State group. Congressman Adam Schiff of California says he wants to spark debate in Congress over ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOSTAGE MOM TO JAPAN LEADER: PLEASE SAVE KENJI The mother of the captive journalist calls on Prime Minister Abe to save her ...

  • AP Top International News At 6 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Hostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji Mexico: Missing students' parents reject official account Libyan Islamic State group affiliate claims hotel attack Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ...

  • Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Residents say Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state and no troops have deployed to protect civilians. They say more than 40 people have been killed in seven villages, houses and mosques ...

  • Lebanese Hezbollah group claims responsibility for attack targeting Israeli military convoy

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Hezbollah group claims responsibility for attack targeting Israeli military convoy.

  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semifinal

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarterfinal without ever facing a ...

  • Greek leader: negotiating debt solution a priority

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new leftist prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis. Speaking in the new government's first ...

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