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  • Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness who claims soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a June confrontation in rural southern town. The U.S. State Department ...

  • Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations. The countries ...

  • AP Top Business News At 4:49 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August ...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions ...

  • Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London. The Chimalpahin codex was long part of ...

  • Paraguay: 3 guerrillas die in clash with troops

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country. Col. Victor Urdapilleta says the Agrupacion Campesina Armada fighters battled a joint ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 9-0-3 (nine, zero, three)

  • Kobach reverses course on Kansas Senate ballots

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas Saturday without having a Democratic nominee listed for the U.S. Senate. The Democrat dropped out of the race ...

  • Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race.

  • Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) — Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again. Yet, ...

  • 2 Iranians arrested in Kenya with forged passports

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi. The man and woman were taken into custody Friday as they were about to board a flight out of the country, ...

  • France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back. The man who led France from 2007 to 2012 announced Friday on Facebook that he's joining the race to lead his conservative UMP party in elections next month. The ...

  • No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction ...

  • US chief justice worried about partisanship

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body. Roberts told an audience at the University ...

  • Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. The extremists' ...

  • UN envoy says Iraq looks to countries for help

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is telling the U.N. Security Council the country is looking to the international community to remove the "life-threatening danger" to its security posed by the Islamic State terrorist group. Nickolay ...

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

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-03-05-06-07-09-10-11-17-18 (two, three, five, six, seven, nine, ten, eleven, seventeen, eighteen)

  • In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday. The change came in the wake of the beheadings of two American journalists and ...

  • Sweden: Russian military jets violate air space

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said the planes crossed into Swedish air space south of the Baltic Sea island of ...

  • Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction

    4 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets. The Greenbrier Express cars were ...

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