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  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC

    8 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in ...

  • Palestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war

    8 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. Abbas told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday that "it was possible for us to ...

  • Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay ...

  • Dutch government clamps down on radicalization

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government has unveiled a raft of measures aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in ...

  • 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations. Both nations ...

  • Closing arguments begin in ex-governor's trial

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments have started in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans ...

  • Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next ...

  • Britain raises terror threat level

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat. The threat level means that a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely," ...

  • AP Top International News At 9:07 a.m. EDT

    9 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong German economic fears growing but Merkel strong Icelandic officials say ...

  • 2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

    9 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame. Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara and Col. Tom Byabagamba were also charged in a military court Friday with illegal ...

  • Libyan interim government submits resignation

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while militias in the capital accepted a U.N. call for a cease-fire. ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8:07 a.m. EDT

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton Vermont bistro scolded for removing ...

  • 4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with militants

    10 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have killed four soldiers. The hour-long clashes took place in Latifiyah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of ...

  • Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door. Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment ...

  • US delivers military aid to Lebanon

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. The weapons were ...

  • Turkey's Davutoglu announces new government

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday reappointed all key ministers who served under the new president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting a course of continuity for the new government. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics ...

  • UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

    13 hours ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the U.N. human rights office ...

  • With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst. But this isn't a Taliban attack in the heart of ...

  • Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

    13 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Nawaz Sharif's remarks ...

  • Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat

    14 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's ...

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