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  • Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom.

  • Sec. of State aims for voter ID, smoother business licensing

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Barbara Cegavske knows her way around the statehouse in Carson City after spending 18 years in the Nevada Legislature. But her recent promotion to Secretary of State — Nevada's third highest-ranking constitutional office — means ...

  • Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago. The 1992-95 Bosnian war ...

  • Spain: 400 migrants repelled after storming border fence

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain says 400 African migrants tried to storm border fences separating its North African enclave Melilla from Morocco and has warned of a buildup in numbers across the frontier. The Interior Ministry said the migrants charged past ...

  • AP Top News At 10 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded APNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities For Clinton, deciding how to prepare for a low-key primary Egypt releases Australian ...

  • Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A powerful storm moved from the Plains into the Midwest early Sunday that was expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places before making its way into New England, where many cities are ...

  • Greek finance chief holds Paris talks amid tensions

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Greece's finance minister is holding talks in Paris amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country's new leftist leadership seeks to renegotiate huge debts. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking to calm worries after a rocky ...

  • Red Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015

    5 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Red Bull and Williams have launched the Formula One cars they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time. Red Bull's RB11 and the Williams FW37 ...

  • Murray to move into 4th, Wawrinka drops to 9th in rankings

    5 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's fourth loss in four finals at the Australian Open on Sunday still netted him a gain in the ATP computer rankings, moving him from sixth spot to fourth in the rankings list set to ...

  • Cairo airport official: Australian Al-Jazeera reporter has left on flight to Cyprus.

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport official: Australian Al-Jazeera reporter has left on flight to Cyprus.

  • Egypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter

    5 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste has been freed from prison and is on his way to Cairo airport to leave the country. The agency said ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 9:29 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Steven Tyler headlines Rolling Stone party on Super Bowl eve Kanye West, Rihanna rock DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub Detectives review video ...

  • Kanye West, Rihanna rock DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl

    5 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The crowd at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus. West trotted on stage as Rihanna sang the opening lines of their hit "All ...

  • Egyptian official: Australian journalist Peter Greste freed, on his way to airport

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian official: Australian journalist Peter Greste freed, on his way to airport.

  • Sunday's Sports Scoreboard

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern National Football League Playoffs New England vs Seattle at University of Phoenix Stadium, 6:30 p.m. National Basketball Association Miami vs Boston, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs New York, 2 p.m. National Hockey League Arizona vs Montreal, 1 ...

  • AP Top Science News At 8:52 a.m. EST

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NASA launches Earth-observing satellite Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think EPA administrator at Vatican ahead ...

  • Arabic news channel backed by Saudi prince goes on air

    6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The fight for Arabic news viewers is heating up. A new pan-Arab channel known as Alarab took to the airwaves Sunday from its headquarters in the tiny island nation of Bahrain, promising an "objective, fresh and ...

  • Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic ...

  • Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his ...

  • Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

    6 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says 13 of its servicemen have been killed and 20 wounded in the fighting with Russia-backed separatist forces over the past 24 hours. Security Council spokesman Vladimir Polevoi said Sunday that the fiercest battles were ...

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