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  • Alabama plans 2-year bicentennial observance

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bicentennial Commission says activities will be spread over two years. The commission says programs will begin in 2017, which is the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Alabama Territory. They will continue through ...

  • Lawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Brits

    13 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said ...

  • Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

    13 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister. Omran al-Zoubi told Syrian TV late ...

  • Sweden raises estimate of foreign fighters

    13 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's security service says up to 150 people have left the country to join IS militants in the Middle East. Anders Kassman, chief operating officer of the SAPO security service, on Wednesday said the agency has confirmed ...

  • Father of UK hostage dies after appeal to save son

    14 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The father of a British photojournalist held by the Islamic State group has died just weeks after he appealed from his hospital bed for the militants to release his son. Paul Cantlie was recovering from throat surgery ...

  • Kerry: US Congress important to Iran negotiations

    14 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration has no intention of cutting Congress out of the loop on any possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to reporters in Berlin on Wednesday, ...

  • Romanian ex-prison chief fails to show for trial

    14 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s has failed to show up for his trial, saying he is sick. It is the ...

  • Japan to send officials to North Korea next week

    14 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. Chief Cabinet ...

  • Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

    14 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) EPERNAY, France (AP) — Deep in the labyrinthine cellars of the Pol Roger champagne house, rows of century-old bottles caked in mold bear testimony to perhaps the greatest, and surely the most heroic of vintages. As champagne goes, 1914 was ...

  • Sweden closes probe into 2010 suicide bombing

    16 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have closed the investigation into a suicide bombing four years ago, saying Taimour Abdulwahab had no accomplices when he blew himself up in downtown Stockholm. The Iraqi-born Swede, who was living in Britain, was apparently ...

  • Iraqi students begin new academic year

    17 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings. Education Ministry spokeswoman Salama al-Hassan said Wednesday that students ...

  • Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

    17 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a ...

  • Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover

    17 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) — The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm. As the Sunni militants creep dangerously close to the city ...

  • AP Top International News At 2:15 a.m. EDT

    17 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained HK protest talks show gap between students, govt Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash 'Blade Runner' ...

  • Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15

    18 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake ...

  • 2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

    18 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysia's defense minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search. The Fugro Discovery is scheduled to arrive in the search area about 1,800 kilometers ...

  • NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

    19 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United ...

  • S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

    19 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe. The massive steel tower was demolished last week and South ...

  • Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing

    20 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala. Orozco says Mexican soldiers took Francis Garcia Orozco as he ...

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

    20 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 01-05-06-07-10-13-15-16-17-20 (one, five, six, seven, ten, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty)

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