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  • Spanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously. Mariano Rajoy spoke Thursday. His health minister resigned Wednesday after a ...

  • Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — State media and activists say government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus. State news agency SANA said Thursday that 50 "terrorists" were killed in an ambush as they ...

  • Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the law as part of political reforms. Rights groups ...

  • N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, adding to analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty ...

  • Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parliament in Ukraine has opened for its first session since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties. Elected deputies swore their oath Thursday during an inauguration ceremony presided over by speaker ...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Amid a ...

  • India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top federal investigating agency says that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers actually committed suicide. Ranjit Sinha, the head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, told Hindustan Times ...

  • Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with ...

  • Suspected rebels kill 1 Indian soldier in Kashmir

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army says a group of heavily armed suspected militants have killed at least one soldier and wounded three others in the latest fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir. An army officer says some ...

  • Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete. Authorities there are preparing to provide ...

  • CA Lottery

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Daily 3 Evening 8-0-1 (eight, zero, one) Daily 3 Midday 2-2-1 (two, two, one) Daily 4 0-2-7-0 (zero, two, seven, zero) Daily Derby 1st:7 Eureka-2nd:1 Gold Rush-3rd:5 California Classic, Race Time: ...

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who ...

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Private security guards VIPs in Mexico

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The earpiece is usually the giveaway. Or, maybe it's the dark suits, the big SUVs with tinted windows or the menacing Dodge Avengers in black, always black. Private guards are part of a tense landscape in ...

  • Report: Colombia's land restitution effort lagging

    5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Threats of violence and flawed legislation are undercutting Colombia's efforts to return huge swaths of land illegally snatched from poor farmers during the country's half-century conflict, according to a study released Thursday. Amnesty International's report said ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperLotto Plus' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "SuperLotto Plus" game were: 03-10-20-28-32, Mega Ball: 12 (three, ten, twenty, twenty-eight, thirty-two; Mega Ball: twelve)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'The Pick' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "The Pick" game were: 26-27-37-38-39-41 (twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty-one) Players need to match all of the six numbers drawn to win the first-place jackpot. ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 01-03-05-09-10-13-16-17-18-20 (one, three, five, nine, ten, thirteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 11-25-27-30-41 (eleven, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty, forty-one) Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts at $50,000. Tickets ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 2-3-4 (two, three, four) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

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