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

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-04-06-12-13-14-15-18-19-20 (two, four, six, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty)

  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight ...

  • Israel media: Israel's security cabinet unanimously rejects Kerry's proposal for Gaza truce

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel media: Israel's security cabinet unanimously rejects Kerry's proposal for Gaza truce.

  • Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two biggest airlines decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns. Germany's Lufthansa said it would resume flights in stages starting Saturday morning. The ...

  • Turkish high-speed rail opens between main cities

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey inaugurated a high-speed rail service Friday linking Ankara to Istanbul which will cut travel time between the country's main two cities by half. The launch suffered a mishap however, with a technical fault causing the ...

  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. In a blow to hopes for peace talks, ...

  • Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request. Hugo Carvajal was arrested Thursday upon ...

  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped ...

  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. Palestinian health officials say more than 800 Palestinians have ...

  • Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has vowed to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza. In his first remarks on the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that erupted on July 8, Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that it's ...

  • US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a plane bound for Panama City back to Toronto's Pearson Airport about 45 minutes after departure after a passenger threatened the aircraft. Sunwing Airlines spokeswoman Janine Chapman said Friday that Flight ...

  • Ex-Nev. lawmaker Brooks sentenced to Calif. prison

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison. Steven Brooks was ...

  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas. Lt. Todd Ojile said Friday the 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of aggravated ...

  • Oil company worker from Malta is abducted in Libya

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's foreign ministry says a Maltese man who works for an oil company in Libya has been kidnapped by rebels on the outskirts of Tripoli. The ministry on Friday said Martin Galea, 42, is a retired ...

  • Top German court rejects suit on Eichmann files

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has rejected a newspaper's suit against a ruling that the country's foreign intelligence service can keep parts of its files on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Holocaust, secret. The Federal Constitutional ...

  • Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem Al-Saqqa and Ismail Jabr, the Gaza court public prosecutor, started legal proceedings Friday via ...

  • Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon. A spokeswoman said Friday that such findings could be published ...

  • Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian security official says gunmen killed two senior officers in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. The official says the attackers opened fire on the officers' vehicle near the city of el-Arish on Friday, sprayed it ...

  • A prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias. Abdullah Banoun told The Associated Press on Friday that his son Abdel-Moaz was ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 10:53 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape? Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times Man run over by own truck during road rage ...

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