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  • AP Top Sports News At 7:27 p.m. EST

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing Dolphins rally past Vikings 37-35; Philbin to keep job Foster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13 Panthers beat ...

  • Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. Mersane Warria, charged under her full name ...

  • France: Driver slams into passersby in rampage

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots around the southeastern city of Lyon, injuring several people and raising national concern. The government said the driver's motives were unclear. But the strange incident ...

  • New plant life emerging in Colorado River Delta

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A spring release of water has reversed a 13-year trend of decline in plant and wildlife in the Colorado River Delta, according to findings released by scientists this month. Federal researchers from Tucson said in a ...

  • Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Farther north, Boko Haram employs recruits ...

  • Interim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections. Duperval Guillaume will hold the post ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 5-4-5 (five, four, five)

  • Egypt President awards medal to retired spy chief

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi awarded the country's intelligence chief one of the state's highest awards on Sunday, after ordering his retirement. Gen. Mohammed Farid el-Tohamy, a longtime mentor of el-Sissi, was seen as a hardliner in the ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 2:16 p.m. EST

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27 Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-44 No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 ...

  • Egypt court bars pictures in homosexuality trial

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested. The case has captured public attention. Scenes of ...

  • 10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland. Driving in the remade communities today, it's easy to wonder where it ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'The Pick' game

    6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday night's 1.9 Million drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "The Pick" drawing were: 06, 12, 18, 19, 20, 30. (six, twelve, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, thirty) Lottery officials said that without a jackpot winner, ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 01-15-22-23-24 (one, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four) Estimated jackpot: $58,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 14-15-19-31-56, Powerball: 05 (fourteen,fifteen, nineteen, thirty-one, fifty-six, Powerball: five) Estimated jackpot: $90 million ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot 0 5 of ...

  • Egypt group to register under restrictive law

    6 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent rights groups has announced that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal ...

  • Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

    6 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution. The runoff between ...

  • Boko Haram camp dismantled in Cameroon, army says

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory. A statement issued Sunday said the camp, located in the Mayo-Danay district in the country's Far North region, was dismantled Saturday. ...

  • Gulf stocks climb with Dubai gaining 9.9 percent

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf stocks have opened the week with a climb that saw Dubai's main index gaining 9.9 percent. Qatar's stock market also saw big gains of 7.6 percent, while Abu Dhabi's index rose almost 3.5 ...

  • Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnage

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister says authorities have made arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Sunday the authorities have picked up several ...

  • 7 puppies left for dead in trash bin find permanent homes

    8 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Seven puppies left for dead in a trash bin have found permanent homes after being nursed back to health by volunteers at a Lake Tahoe facility. Melissa Shaw of the Pet Network Humane Society in ...

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