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  • Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

    16 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad. Iraqi police officials say the attack took place Friday afternoon when a suicide bomber set off his explosives belt at a gathering ...

  • Extremists shell northern Syrian town

    16 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops. Idriss Nassan, a senior official in Kobani, said the Saturday ...

  • Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

    16 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election, which appears all but assured. ...

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    17 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Campaigning material was taken down across the country Saturday in line with ...

  • AP Top International News At 8:29 a.m. EDT

    18 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters' WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar ...

  • Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election

    18 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana's independent electoral commission says preliminary results show the ruling party has an early lead in the national election. Results for local council constituencies released on Saturday show the Botswana Democratic Party, led by President Ian Khama, ...

  • Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

    22 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director ...

  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    22 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic ...

  • Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections

    23 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011. This comparatively well-educated, middle class country of 11 million people faces the challenges ...

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

    23 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced ...

  • Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

    1 day, 1 hour 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 ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 12:35 a.m. EDT

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe Back in the Bay Area, Guthrie gets Series win Vargas to take on Vogelsong in ...

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

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 02-03-04-06-09-10-12-14-15-17 (two, three, four, six, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Winnings' game

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Weekly Winnings" game were: 02-22-44-45 (two, twenty-two, forty-four, forty-five)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Megaplier" game were: 3 (three)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 02-14-21-28-55, Mega Ball: 3 (two, fourteen, twenty-one, twenty-eight, fifty-five; Mega Ball: three)

  • CA Lottery

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Friday: Daily 3 Evening 9-4-2 (nine, four, two) Daily 3 Midday 7-8-1 (seven, eight, one) Daily 4 6-0-4-5 (six, zero, four, five) Daily Derby 1st:2 Lucky Star-2nd:8 Gorgeous George-3rd:6 Whirl Win, Race ...

  • Nepal bus crash kills 14, injures dozens

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal bus packed with people, including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for a Hindu festival, veered off a mountain highway, killing 14 and injuring dozens, police said Saturday. Among those killed was at least ...

  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship. Four others received ...

  • Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation. Protest organizers said late Friday they would register public opinion at the ...

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