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  • Haiti president meets with opposition amid unrest

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an interim prime minister. The meetings are Martelly's latest response to ...

  • Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Colombian rebels at peace talks with government representatives in Cuba have announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire as long as military units don't attack them. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia made the announcement in a communique published ...

  • Colombian rebels at Havana talks announce indefinite unilateral cease-fire

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Colombian rebels at Havana talks announce indefinite unilateral cease-fire.

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

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 04-06-08-10-11-15-16-17-18-19 (four, six, eight, ten, eleven, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen)

  • Effort to draft Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where there's already well-established organizing effort in place — for Hillary Rodham ...

  • Unicef needs more cash for Central African kids

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. Children's Fund says shortfalls in funding and violence have prevented it from delivering critical services to thousands of children in Central African Republic. Unicef said Wednesday that it was unable to vaccinate 33,000 children ...

  • AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. And so he ...

  • Kenya urged to respect human rights

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nine Western governments have welcomed proposed changes to Kenya's security laws, but said that they should respect human rights. In a joint statement Wednesday, nine ambassador's from countries including the United States, Germany and U.K. welcomed ...

  • Guatemala arrests US fugitive in illegal adoptions

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have arrested an American accused of human trafficking and participating in illegal adoptions. Prosecutors say Nancy Susan Bailey was apprehended in El Salvador and turned over to Guatemalan authorities via Interpol at the border ...

  • AP Top International News At 2:30 p.m. EST

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba Cuba releasing spy for US in move to restore ties Raul Castro welcomes renewal of ...

  • Canada hosted secret meetings between Cuba and US

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Canada hosted about seven meetings between the U.S. and Cuba that helped lead to President Barack Obama's announcement that the two countries will establish full diplomatic relations. A senior Canadian government official said Wednesday that Canada did ...

  • Israeli PM slams EU taking Hamas off terror list

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling it a staggering example of European hypocrisy and an indication that many on the continent have learned nothing from ...

  • Dead in clash among Mexico vigilantes rises to 11

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says the death toll from a clash between two rural police groups has risen to 11. Federal commissioner Alfredo Castillo says the confrontation Tuesday was the result of the rivalry between two groups ...

  • Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Reaction to the killings of 148 people — almost all of them students — at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan: — "We sent our kids to this school because it is known for its high ...

  • Steps Pakistan is taking after school massacre

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — A look at steps the Pakistani government is taking to address militancy following Tuesday's Taliban massacre of 148 people at a school: __ PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN COORDINATION: Pakistan has reached out for help from neighboring Afghanistan, with which it ...

  • UN chief welcomes promise of renewed US-Cuba ties

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is welcoming the promise of full diplomatic relations between the United Nations and Cuba, saying the U.N. General Assembly has long pressed for this. The U.N. chief told a news conference Wednesday that ...

  • AP Top Business News At 1:20 p.m. EST

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama: time to boost travel, commerce with Cuba US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba Fed pondering change in rate hike signals 14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak US stocks gain on oil ...

  • Scientists: Alcatraz prisoners could have survived

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists say the three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land. Using software to study currents the ...

  • Mega Millions winning numbers

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 41-58-68-72-73, Mega Ball: 5 (forty-one, fifty-eight, sixty-eight, seventy-two, seventy-three, Mega Ball: five) Estimated jackpot: $113,000,000 ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 2-3-12-27-37 (two, three, twelve, twenty-seven, thirty-seven ) Estimated jackpot: $54,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that ...

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