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  • NKorea accuses UN of discussing its rights, not US torture

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A North Korean diplomat is accusing Western nations on the United Nations Security Council of "turning a blind eye" to acts of torture and spying by the United States and focusing only on human rights violations ...

  • Bombs blamed on extremists kill 26 in northeast Nigeria

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said. A car bomb at a bus station in Gombe city killed at least 20 ...

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether Maricopa County ...

  • Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the World Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 6-3-2 (six, three, two)

  • Spain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lottery

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spaniards and Latin American immigrants who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from ...

  • Belfast leaders near deal to save power-sharing

    2 hours ago

    (AP) BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders say they are close to reaching a new agreement to sustain their Catholic-Protestant government, but face all-night talks to see whether they can seal a deal. Irish Catholic and British Protestant politicians ...

  • Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. It was a place most attractive to hard-core, expert-level skiers — often guys, or as a ...

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

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-05-07-08-11-13-14-15-18-20 (one, five, seven, eight, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty)

  • UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes ...

  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three spies imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, as well as the fact that one of their wives is expecting a baby in two weeks. Adriana Perez's ...

  • Argentina: Court grants orangutan basic rights

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court says an orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans. The ruling comes a month after a local animal rights ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Spain searches for Franco-era graves

    3 hours ago

    (AP) ESTEPAR, Spain (AP) — Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves — a legacy of Spain's fascist past. Frequently watching them are the elderly sons ...

  • Thousands stage anti-Islam protest in Germany

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam demonstrations that have alarmed the country's politicians. Police estimated that some 17,500 people attended Monday's rally ...

  • AP Top International News At 2:44 p.m. EST

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this ...

  • Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin of Russia, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela ...

  • Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island. In the country's first detailed public response ...

  • Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations.

  • AP Top Strange News At 2:09 p.m. EST

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI Soviet threat ...

  • Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam ...

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