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  • Dozens of flights cancelled in German airport strikes

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of flights are being canceled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages. Cologne-Bonn was canceling 40 of 190 flights and Duesseldorf 205 of 530 ...

  • Bus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province. Zabul's governor, Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri, says the ...

  • McIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday. McIlroy settled for a 6-under 66 to ...

  • Rome Jewish leader triggers police intervention at Auschwitz

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    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say the head of Rome's Jewish community and four others were questioned by police after triggering an alarm at the visitor's center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. They were released after questioning. Museum spokesman ...

  • Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, halfway from ...

  • Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. ...

  • UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola epidemic. ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 4:38 a.m. EST

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) Japan says it has deep trust in Jordan to help secure release of Islamic State group hostage News Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from Islamic ...

  • German unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job market remains strong. The rate rose 0.6 percentage points from 6.4 percent ...

  • Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history is scheduled to appear in federal court in South Florida. Former fugitive Tommy Thompson is set ...

  • Rights group blasts Iraqi, Syrian governments over extremism

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) BERUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the rise of the Islamic State group is among the world's top challenges and blames "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Iraqi and Syrian governments for fueling extremism. In its annual report, the ...

  • News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis. ___ ...

  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand ...

  • 'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said McCullough died Thursday in a hospital ...

  • Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia's delegation to Europe's human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew ...

  • Laser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, dies

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning hours of April 26, 1951, ...

  • Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight. This time the challenge came from a hot-tempered motorist who felt he had been cut off ...

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn't dream tennis

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent. After beating Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday to set up a final against Serena ...

  • Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another ...

  • Balloon crew draws closer to North America

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid ...

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