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  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two Americans charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. The ...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help.

  • 6 dead following earthquake in Algeria

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say six people are dead and 420 injured following an earthquake that shook Algiers Friday morning. Algeria's health ministry says four of the victims died after jumping from windows in panic. Authorities say two ...

  • Exhibit on Downton Abbey costumes a big draw

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Winterthur Museum is drawing big crowds with its 'Costumes of Downton Abbey' exhibit. The News Journal of Wilmington ( reports that the show had its 100,000th visitor on Tuesday. The museum's annual visitation usually is ...

  • Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. On Aug. 1, ...

  • Saudi King: Gaza war is "crime against humanity"

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah says the Gaza war is a "collective massacre" that has spared no Palestinian living there and describes it as a "crime against humanity." King Abdullah's remarks were read live by a ...

  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled toward the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds. The storm's maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 45 mph (75 ...

  • 5 suspected rebels killed in clash in Indonesia

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Five suspected rebels have been killed in a clash with Indonesian soldiers in restive Papua province. Local army chief Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua said the clash occurred Friday in the mountainous district of Lanny Jaya when ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8:03 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter Island near Buffalo overrun by hundreds of cats Ax crashes through car windshield on highway Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors Police: Naked intruder fell ...

  • AP Top Business News At 8 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower ...

  • Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor told a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. In an early Friday report, Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) he will ...

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's office said Friday it officially nominated Foreign Minister Federica ...

  • Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

    3 hours ago

    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city. The police headquarters has been ...

  • Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been granted a brief prison furlough to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election. Jansa, leader of the opposition Slovene Democratic Party, ...

  • Israeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militants

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army says soldier "feared" captured by Gaza militants.

  • Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional. The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said ...

  • Ugandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan court invalidates law that strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals.

  • Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole ...

  • Mud, rain hamper landslide rescue in India

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers in India say they are having trouble using sniffer dogs and equipment to detect signs of life after a landslide engulfed a village because of continuing rain and thick, heavy mud. Dozens of people ...

  • Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the center of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing ...

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