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  • Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional ...

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever. A top anti-graft prosecutor, ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 4:19 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks Florida State not shocked by another rally Saints get their revenge, beat Panthers 28-10 Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension ...

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and ...

  • Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term. Since then, Landrieu has ...

  • TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Hours ...

  • Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has crossed paths recently with two possible Democratic presidential primary competitors: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. At the University of Maryland on Thursday, Clinton praised O'Malley's record, along ...

  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week. Disaster officials estimate that about 100 people were killed Wednesday ...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original ...

  • Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — For 48 tense days, hundreds of law enforcement officials fanned out across the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in a grueling manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with killing a state police trooper and wounding ...

  • US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday began a two-day visit to Fiji and announced that ...

  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois seems like a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor. The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of ...

  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming. The Higher People's Court of Yunnan Province ...

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights. Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from running for president in ...

  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments. Marron has battled ...

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday. Brandon Tremaine Morris, whom investigators ...

  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared. Friday's suit was the first filed by ...

  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 4-5-7 (four, five, seven) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

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