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  • Chile aims to end dictatorship-era election rules

    13 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she is determined to make her country's democracy more representative, and she may have just enough votes in Congress to achieve it. Bachelet proposed Wednesday that Chile end its "binomial" system, ...

  • Hillary Clinton dares women to compete

    13 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016. The former secretary of state addressed a women's leadership conference in Boston on Wednesday. She called on members of the ...

  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    13 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. Hagel made the comment Wednesday to reporters traveling with him to Mexico ...

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

    14 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in ...

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

    14 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — The lawyer for a U.S. man jailed for nearly five years in Cuba says he is determined to go home in the next year, be it alive or dead. Scott Gilbert is the attorney for Alan Gross. ...

  • Skechers and KB Home are big market movers

    14 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Skechers USA Inc., up $1.66 to $38.53 The winner of the Boston Marathon crossed the finish ...

  • Puerto Rico sees jump in cruise ship passengers

    15 hours ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has jumped more than 15 percent in nearly one year. Port Authority Director Victor Suarez says an additional 124,619 people ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    15 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 4-7-8 (four, seven, eight)

  • AP Top International News At 4:07 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at ...

  • UN denies S. Sudan government statement

    15 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre. The U.N. mission on Wednesday said South Sudan's Minister of Information incorrectly told a news conference that residents ...

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4

    15 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Nairobi say a car bomb has exploded outside a police station in central Nairobi and killed four people. David Kimaiya, the inspector general of police, says two officers are among the dead from Wednesday ...

  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    15 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates ...

  • American arrested in Venezuela on murder charges

    15 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan police have arrested an American on attempted murder and weapons charges. Venezuela's Supreme Court said Todd Michael Leininger was arrested after a raid on his house in the Western border state of Tachira. Police arrested ...

  • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    16 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. WOWO-AM and WANE-TV report the 10-year-old cat named Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne ...

  • Officials say car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9

    16 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb has killed nine people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north. Police officials said the explosion Wednesday night was in Bay Boukh, a village inhabited by families from ...

  • UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    16 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council says it is gravely concerned at reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, which caused deaths and injuries, and is calling for an investigation. Nigeria's U.N. Ambassador U. Joy ...

  • Mauritanian president says he will run again

    16 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz came to power in 2008 in a putsch that ousted the West African country's ...

  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    16 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says it has detained extremist suspects in the central-east state of Taraba, strengthening fears that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading. A Defense Ministry statement Wednesday said one of the detainees confessed to belonging ...

  • Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    16 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ...

  • Ex-Senegalese president's trip home in limbo

    16 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An opposition party official says Senegalese authorities are refusing landing rights in Dakar to a plane carrying the former president in what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad. Senegal, a rare ...

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