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  • Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

    5 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert. There is no immediate word if the Australian rapper was injured. Azalea fell off the stage Friday night while performing her ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 6:17 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record 5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation AP Source: Machado ...

  • Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday. Ledecky was under world record pace for much of ...

  • Report: Iran opens uranium-conversion plant

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is reporting that the country has inaugurated a plant to convert a type of uranium into a material that can only be used in nuclear reactors. The report Saturday by IRNA quoted ...

  • Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle

    5 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle.

  • AP Top Business News At 6 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank After Ferguson: Calls for ...

  • Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import ...

  • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. ...

  • Jihadists release video of Lebanese troops

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate has released a video showing Lebanese soldiers and policemen recently captured by the group. The soldiers and policemen say they will be killed if Lebanon's militant Hezbollah movement, which is backing Syrian President Bashar ...

  • Militia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20. The official from the Islamist-allied Misrata militia said the two airstrikes by unidentified warplanes early ...

  • Iraq investigating Sunni mosque attack

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions. In a press conference on Saturday, Salim al-Jabouri said a committee of ...

  • Philippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it will bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and will withdraw troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak. Department of National Defense ...

  • Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    6 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater ...

  • Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit union says in a statement it may order pilots to strike "starting ...

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    7 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than ...

  • Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

    8 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) TWISP, Wash. (AP) — An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires. More thunderstorms had been forecast ...

  • Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats

    8 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They're undeterred by talk of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2016 or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state next ...

  • Officer critical in coma after California gunfight

    8 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said. The ...

  • 3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials ...

  • India police re-arrest fasting activist

    8 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) GAUHATI, India (AP) — A lawyer says police have re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India's remote northeast. Attorney Khaidam Mani says police have ...

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