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  • AP Top Strange News At 6 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop Ex-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges 378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. ...

  • German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop. The court in Munich said Friday ...

  • Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams. The head of the ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HAMAS KILLS 11 SUSPECTED INFORMERS FOR ISRAEL A Gaza security official says the 11 men had previously been sentenced by Gaza courts. ...

  • Guidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite — and locally famous — treat in one northeast Ohio school district. The federal government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut ...

  • Zimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Zimbabwe's state-controlled ...

  • Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian GP

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SPA, Belgium (AP) — British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was ...

  • Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists. Tunisia was the only democracy to emerge from the ...

  • German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing

    5 hours ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A German police handwriting expert is on trial over accusations he killed and chopped up a man he met in an Internet cannibalism chat forum. Detlev G., whose last name hasn't been released, is charged with murder ...

  • Asia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk

    5 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors awaited ...

  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says the death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014. The figure is the first issued by the U.N.'s human rights office ...

  • With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment. Perry is scheduled to be in the key early voting state on ...

  • After emotional day, former governor back on stand

    5 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After an emotional day of testimony, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be back on the stand in his public corruption trial. McDonnell testified Thursday about his strained marriage before answering questions about thousands of dollars ...

  • Dems reframe election-year debate on health care

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law. That's a fresh sign the law may be losing some of its political punch heading into the midterm ...

  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    5 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged. To most people, an 18-year-old unarmed man may not ...

  • AP Top Health News At 4:20 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola Big Apple ...

  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. Dr. Kent Brantly spoke to reporters briefly ...

  • AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross

    5 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross.

  • Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel

    5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.

  • Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, admitted in federal ...

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