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  • Cornish people recognized as official UK minority

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The residents of England's windswept, wave-lashed southwest are Europe's newest official minority. The British government said Thursday Cornish people have been given the same status as Scots, Welsh and Irish — the U.K.'s other Celtic peoples — ...

  • Udall, Gardner about even in Colorado Senate race

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive. The Quinnipiac University ...

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

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18 Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger ...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that ...

  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court on Thursday rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. A three-judge panel at the Court of Final ...

  • Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller granted the release ...

  • Canada's FM visits Auschwitz death camp memorial

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has paid a visit to the memorial at the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp. Baird and Canadian ambassador to Poland, Alexandra Bugailiskis, walked Thursday through the ill-omened "Arbeit ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 7:11 a.m. EDT

    9 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105 Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers ...

  • AP Top Business News At 7:08 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods Aetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs Draghi wants to publish ECB minutes US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement Starwood rides economic recovery to strong 1Q ...

  • Caroline Kennedy 'absolutely' would back Clinton

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy says she could "absolutely" see herself endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president but she has to decide soon whether to run. Kennedy says she hopes Clinton will run. Kennedy was speaking in an interview with ...

  • Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government. Rene Abandi said Thursday that he expects Congo to "widen" ...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says fighter ...

  • Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.

  • Israeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government. Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Thursday that Israel should resist pressure ...

  • Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes.

  • China demands local solutions for grievances

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a national agency has issued new regulations to ban residents from bypassing local authorities in lodging complaints in the latest effort to reform the country's decades-old petitioning system. Every year, the Chinese file ...

  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels. The firing is significant in part because the former chief ...

  • Indonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A prestigious international school in Indonesia says it is cooperating with police in their investigation into an alleged child abuse case that has triggered intense interest. The Jakarta International School headmaster Timothy Carr told foreign correspondents ...

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris, also urged the new Kiev government ...

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) QINGDAO, China (AP) — China commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, China is expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region ...

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