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  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the ...

  • After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has been ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 6:12 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Man fighting charges for painting Main Street Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola Dancing priests become Internet sensation ...

  • 4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen. General prosecutor Francisco Dominguez says the gunmen parked a ...

  • Public donations pay for Argentine national park

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost. Congress this week passed legislation creating ...

  • Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died. The San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister, Ruth, said ...

  • Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Election officials in Mozambique say the ruling party's candidate, Filipe Nyusi, has won the presidential election with about 57 percent of the vote. The National Elections Commission said Friday that the leader of the main opposition ...

  • Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate. But is ...

  • Hillary Clinton rallies women in New England

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls show her party could be losing ground among women in next month's elections. Clinton was rallying Democrats in Boston on behalf ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 7-8-1 (seven, eight, one)

  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply. In an emotional ...

  • 'Kissing' congressman confronts scandal

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MONROE, La. (AP) — Republican congressman Vance McAllister is trying to make up to Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee. The first-term congressman was caught on tape earlier this year kissing a woman not his ...

  • Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decision

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government called the decision "unacceptable" and "biased" in ...

  • Senate candidate Weiland keeps at populist message

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Democrat Rick Weiland wasn't national Democrats' first choice to run for South Dakota's open Senate seat. But the 56-year-old businessman and former Tom Daschle aide has stuck it out, running a populist campaign that until recently ...

  • Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian ...

  • Navajo election at standstill amid confusion

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are trying to figure out how they'll proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate over the tribe's language. ...

  • AP Top International News At 3:16 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) Attack on Egypt army post kills 26 Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria Queen sends first tweet, ...

  • GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, voice concern for the environment, the economy or ...

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

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-03-09-10-11-13-15-17-18-19 (two, three, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen)

  • Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

    4 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras. The report published ...

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