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  • US chief justice worried about partisanship

    12 hours, 45 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

    13 hours, 5 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

    13 hours, 31 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

    13 hours, 34 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

    13 hours, 35 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

    14 hours, 21 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

    14 hours, 35 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 ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 18-22-25-28-34 (eighteen, twenty-two, twenty-five, twenty-eight, thirty-four) Estimated jackpot: $80,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • New round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles

    15 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement. Iran claims its nuclear program ...

  • AP Top International News At 12:46 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE Scotland picks UK over independence in referendum Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital ...

  • Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine

    15 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Peace talks to regulate the ongoing crisis in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have battled Ukrainian troops since April, started late Friday in the capital of Belarus. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and the Moscow-backed rebels arrived ...

  • Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans

    15 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Witnesses say thousands of opposition supporters have rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain to protest a proposal outlined by the country's leadership related to legislative, security and judicial reforms. Friday's rally by members of ...

  • Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

    15 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead. The revelation came Thursday after The Associated Press quoted ...

  • Quebec separatists look for positives in Scot vote

    16 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec separatists are trying to find the silver lining in Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom. Members of Quebec's movement to break away from Canada had hoped a victory for the Scottish Yes side would ...

  • 3 Eastern European countries form joint brigade

    16 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions. Defense ministers from the three countries ...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was ...

  • Mizzou journalism school gets $10M donation

    16 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's journalism school on Friday announced a $10 million gift from a charitable foundation whose total contributions now exceed $100 million in a first for the flagship Columbia campus. The donation by the ...

  • Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister

    16 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.

  • Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

    16 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, ...

  • Court again delays Kenya president's trial

    17 hours ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential ...

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