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  • UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses

    9 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses. Paul Flowers, a Methodist minister, resigned from the bank last year amid claims of drug use and inappropriate expenses payments. He was arrested ...

  • AP Top International News At 6:28 a.m. EDT

    9 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane If filed, plane lawsuits might not get ...

  • Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

    9 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two. Lawmaker Maryam Koofi was recovering Wednesday after the shooting the ...

  • Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul ...

  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    10 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines. The House of Commons Defense Committee ...

  • Baby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mum

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother. The Daily Trust newspaper says 10-month-old ...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town

    11 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say that Syrian airstrikes have killed at least four people in the town of Zabadani, one of the last rebel-held towns on the Lebanese border. Activist Ammar al-Hassan says the strike occurred early Wednesday. He says ...

  • UN seeks $272 million for Central African Republic

    11 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic. The funds will be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought ...

  • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag

    12 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags. AP's Yuras Karmanau says six armored vehicles rolled into the city ...

  • Israeli police enter holy site to disperse riot

    13 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple ...

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday. One day after Ukraine's first military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east ...

  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors last month gave more than $10 million to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November. ...

  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from convicts. White House counsel ...

  • Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

    13 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister says Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Gen. Hossein Dehghan's remarks rebuffed recent comments ...

  • South Korea government says 295 still missing several hours after ferry sinks; 2 dead

    13 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea government says 295 still missing several hours after ferry sinks; 2 dead .

  • AP Top Business News At 12:30 a.m. EDT

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks US ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in '2 BY 2' game

    16 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "2 BY 2" game were: Red Balls: 8-19, White Balls: 4-20 (Red Balls: eight, nineteen; White Balls: four, twenty) Top Prize: $20,000

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

    17 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 04-39-46-47-70, Mega Ball: 13 (four, thirty-nine, forty-six, forty-seven, seventy; Mega Ball: thirteen)

  • CA Lottery

    17 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Tuesday: Daily 3 Evening 9-1-5 (nine, one, five) Daily 3 Midday 0-8-5 (zero, eight, five) Daily 4 0-0-8-2 (zero, zero, eight, two) Daily Derby 1st:12 Lucky Charms-2nd:1 Gold Rush-3rd:5 California Classic, Race ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Megaplier' game

    17 hours, 13 minutes ago

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

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