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  • Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

    17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Longtime lobbyist and Washington insider Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who for years helped lead the powerful Patton Boggs law firm, has died. He was 73. His brother-in-law, journalist Steve Roberts, said Boggs died Monday morning ...

  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    18 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican ...

  • 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

    18 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and tribal officials say at least 25 people were killed in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated to the country's Muslim Brotherhood group and Shiite rebels in a northern city. The officials said Monday that ...

  • Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley

    19 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant politicians united Monday to praise their former power-sharing leader, Ian Paisley, as his family held his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy. Paisley, 88, died Friday after a half-century of doggedly opposing ...

  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    19 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on ...

  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    19 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled." The ...

  • UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    19 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and ...

  • Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast

    20 hours ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Two boats carrying dozens of migrants to Europe capsized near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning at least 70 people, two coast guard officials said. Coast guard spokesman Qassim Ayoub told The Associated Press that rescuers are ...

  • AP Top International News At 11:43 a.m. EDT

    20 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) US won't rule out working with Iran against IS Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily A Scottish 'Yes' ...

  • NYC judge will weigh video in missing boy case

    20 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge will decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979. The parents of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) were in court as ...

  • UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

    20 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting between government forces and opposition fighters. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told The Associated Press on ...

  • Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

    21 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters have captured more than a dozen villages from Islamic militants in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday. The fighting in the mainly-Kurdish Hassakeh province came as diplomats ...

  • Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

    21 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's defense chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive. Two pilots and an Alpha jet have been missing since Friday when they left the northeast town of Yola on a ...

  • Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

    21 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Commanders and a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five. Mohammed al-Gharyani, spokesman for the Libya Dawn alliance, said ...

  • 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

    21 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as a guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. The charges against Oskar Groening come as part of a nationwide ...

  • Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    21 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the ...

  • Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

    21 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week. IOM spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume said Monday that witnesses told the ...

  • UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

    21 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — With his probe of suspected nuclear weapons work by Iran sputtering, the head of the U.N. atomic agency on Monday urged Iran to either cooperate or accept the prospect of a ruling on the allegations based on ...

  • South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

    21 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Solomon Makgale, a South African police spokesman, said Monday ...

  • Israeli ex-Mossad chief Yitzhak Hofi dead at 87

    22 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Hofi, a former Israeli general and Mossad chief who played a key role in the country's daring 1976 commando rescue raid in Uganda, has died. He was 87. Hofi fought in Israel's War of Independence in ...

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