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    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear Judge ...

  • Ex-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruption

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A federal jury has found the former executive director of the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature guilty of accepting bribes and of extortion. Louis Willis was accused of accepting bribes including $13,000 in cash ...

  • UN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee has approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis." The committee adopted the resolution by consensus Friday, ...

  • Mexico's Colima volcano spouts ash, hot rock

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Colima volcano in western Mexico has erupted, sending a column of ash about 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. Mexico's federal civil defense office said Friday that ash has fallen on towns as far ...

  • Arrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A man arrested in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators ...

  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was ...

  • 2 in Puerto Rico accused of posing as policemen

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The FBI has filed charges against two men in Puerto Rico arrested after allegedly posing as police officers while shooting a man after breaking into his home where he ran a lottery business. Special ...

  • Lava flow steams through lush forests in Hawaii

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A lava flow is steaming through lush forests as it creeps across Hawaii's Big Island. The U.S. Geological Survey has distributed a steady stream of images from the lava flow, including pictures of a breakout of ...

  • Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice." Mexicans are believed to account ...

  • Burkina Faso ex-leader's remains to be examined

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's interim president says he will allow investigations to be conducted on the remains of Thomas Sankara, a former president whose death nearly 30 years ago during a coup has never been fully explained. ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 2-1-1 (two, one, one)

  • Even for Buffalo, this storm's one for the books

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Anyone who's grown up in Buffalo or even spent a few years here has stories of the big ones. Lots of us remember the Blizzard of '77 with drifts so high kids sledded off rooftops, and ...

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

    3 days ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 03-04-06-07-09-14-15-16-18-20 (three, four, six, seven, nine, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, twenty)

  • Thousands press for term limits in Togo protests

    3 days ago

    (AP) LOME, Togo (AP) — Security forces in Togo used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for term limits that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year. Protesters threw rocks ...

  • Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

    3 days ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted. Helped by more ...

  • Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said. In a statement, ...

  • US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit follows ...

  • Pakistan air force jet crashes, killing pilot

    3 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman says a Pakistani air force fighter jet has crashed near the southern city of Karachi, killing the pilot. Air Force Spokesman Tariq Mahmood says the Mirage fighter jet was on a routine night-time training mission ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 7-11-19-26-29 (seven, eleven, nineteen, twenty-six, twenty-nine) Estimated jackpot: $89,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square. The march late Thursday ...

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