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  • 10 guilty in fire deaths of 94 Indian school kids

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed. Press Trust of India says ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees. More than 50,000 refugees under the age of ...

  • Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. The regional administration said Wednesday on its website that 31 people were brought to hospitals ...

  • Pakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants. The officials say a group of about 70 militants attacked a border post in Pakistan's troubled northwestern Dir tribal region on ...

  • Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later. It was the latest in a wave of kidnappings and assassinations that ...

  • Senate likely to come up short on border bill

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate. It comes as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction, just a few days before Congress' five-week summer recess. ...

  • Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says three suspected militants have died when their car blew up south of Cairo. MENA says the explosion took place early on Wednesday in the town of el-Saf in Giza province. The report ...

  • Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains. Prabhakar Deshmukh, the local commissioner of Pune district in Maharashtra state, ...

  • Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village.

  • Filipino hostages' release sparks hope for talks

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains. New People's Army rebels released the police ...

  • Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gridlock is making it hard for senators to claim legislative achievements as they run for re-election. The logjams may boost Republicans' hopes of gaining the six seats they need this fall to claim the Senate majority. ...

  • Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute ...

  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios ...

  • Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's time ...

  • Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine. Prime Minister Tony ...

  • Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said ...

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

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 02-04-05-07-11-14-15-17-18-20 (two, four, five, seven, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 2-7-4 (two, seven, four) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Winnings' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Weekly Winnings" game were: 06-08-25-28 (six, eight, twenty-five, twenty-eight)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 01-10-12-20-31 (one, ten, twelve, twenty, thirty-one) Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts at $50,000. Tickets ...

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