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  • Official: Suicide bombers kill 7 at Libyan airport

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for a renegade general in Libya says two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport has killed seven troops and wounded 12. Col. Mohammed Hegazi told The Associated Press that the bombers targeted checkpoints 1 ...

  • Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years.

  • 2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people. No residents or firefighters were injured. Battalion Chiefs Robert ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the enormous dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, ...

  • Image of Asia: Paying tribute to Gandhi

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Manish Swarup, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his respects at the memorial of independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Thursday, the 145th anniversary of Gandhi's birth. Gandhi adopted the path of nonviolent protests to gain ...

  • Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Mobile game developer Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says it plans to cut some 16 percent of its workforce amid signs that its Angry Birds game is losing some of its luster. CEO Mikael Hed said Thursday in a ...

  • Lewis shoots 66 to take lead at Reignwood Classic

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied five holes on the back nine to shoot a 7-under 66 in the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic on Thursday. The American, who finished second to Shanshan Feng of China in ...

  • Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold. The ...

  • AP Top Science News At 8:17 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims Study: Monarch butterflies evolved in N. America Weather service storm forecasts get more localized Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather Wet, wild monsoon season ...

  • Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption. Rescuers have retrieved 47 bodies from ...

  • Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao. Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8:13 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember Correction: Buffalo ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected ...

  • Review: 'Shadow of Mordor' grabs the gold ring

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) "The Lord of the Rings" has inspired hundreds of video games, but there's never been a great one based directly on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic. Until now. "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" (Warner Bros., for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, ...

  • Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousands

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place. Britain's biggest payday lender announced the move Thursday after striking an agreement with the ...

  • More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs. WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1tjFfLl ) reports the fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a 700-acre farm in Moore County near Eagle ...

  • Eastman Kodak cutting 70 jobs in Rochester area

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak says it will cut 70 jobs at its Rochester-area operations as it transitions to a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing. The Rochester-based film and photography pioneer announced Wednesday that it was ...

  • Greenland calls for early elections next month

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds. Parliament in the semi-autonomous territory decided late ...

  • AP Top Health News At 7:46 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease Liberia ...

  • New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak — and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that. At a London conference on Thursday, officials are expected ...

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