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  • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    9 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. The legislators chanted slogans ...

  • Activists: Heavy clashes in Syria's Golan Heights

    10 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels are clashing with government troops in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fighting on ...

  • Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

    10 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. The ads come one after another in an ...

  • Pakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital

    11 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence. Pakistani television showed ...

  • Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

    12 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death. Chengguan township official Deng Yunshan says the attack ...

  • S. Korea: N. Korea fires projectile into sea

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting this year. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile ...

  • AP Top International News At Midnight EDT

    14 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim Philippine troops ...

  • Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

    14 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — On national disaster prevention day, Japan's government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 11:23 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence AP source: Chiefs' Smith agrees to 4-yr extension ...

  • CA Lottery

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Sunday: Daily 3 Evening 5-2-7 (five, two, seven) Daily 3 Midday 9-1-7 (nine, one, seven) Daily 4 9-1-0-5 (nine, one, zero, five) Daily Derby 1st:4 Big Ben-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:12 Lucky Charms, Race Time: ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    16 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:4 Big Ben-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:12 Lucky Charms, Race Time: 1:47.67 (1st: 4 Big Ben, 2nd: 7 Eureka, 3rd: 12 Lucky Charms; Race Time: ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    16 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 05-12-18-23-37 (five, twelve, eighteen, twenty-three, thirty-seven) The numbers are listed in sequential order, but any combination wins.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game

    16 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were: 9-1-0-5 (nine, one, zero, five) Ticket-holders with all four winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts are ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game

    16 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were: 5-2-7 (five, two, seven) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts are ...

  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    17 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8:24 p.m. EDT

    18 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned 1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record Austrian ...

  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    19 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea ...

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops. The getaway, combined ...

  • Mexico police: accidental blast kills 1 on border

    20 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Piedras Negras say that an apparently accidental explosion in a customs building on Mexico's border with the U.S. has killed one woman and injured five other people. Felix Alberto Lopez Arenas is the director ...

  • German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    21 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday. Preliminary results showed the party, Alternative for Germany, receiving 10 percent ...

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