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  • Activists: Jihadi killed near Syria-Lebanon border

    17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition group says Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the man known as Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi was killed by ...

  • Body of US woman slain on Bali to be flown to US

    17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The body of an American woman will be flown to the United States after her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend were accused of killing her on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The body of Sheila ...

  • AP Top International News At 9 a.m. EDT

    18 hours ago

    (AP) Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq Israel: Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night Liberia: ...

  • Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones

    18 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors ...

  • Child, 8, falls to death in Yellowstone canyon

    18 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It ...

  • Record number of tourists visiting Florida

    18 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Gov. Rick Scott will announce Tuesday that 24 million tourists visited the state during the second quarter of 2014. That's a three percent jump over ...

  • Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

    18 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want a word with you. Statues of some three dozen historical and fictional characters in London and Manchester are coming to life thanks to a new ...

  • Watchdog: Syria's chemical weapons destroyed

    18 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the most crucial part of its operation has been completed. The Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons said Tuesday that an operation carried ...

  • Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

    18 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the accident ...

  • Clash over Kurdish rebel statue in Turkey kills 1

    18 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Backed by military helicopters and armored vehicles, Turkish troops clashed with Kurdish protesters trying to block the removal of a statue of a Kurdish rebel fighter on Tuesday, in violence that killed one person and injured ...

  • AP Top Business News At 8:21 a.m. EDT

    18 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) Home Depot 2Q profit climbs 14 percent Global stocks up on US housing, Ukraine diplomacy Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets US won't reveal records on health website security A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices ...

  • Group protests Beijing's drone use in Xinjiang

    19 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — An overseas Uighur rights organization is protesting the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7:13 a.m. EDT

    19 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) His 101st birthday present? Another day at work Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary Woman cited for climbing into zoo's giraffe pen Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter Woman ...

  • Report: 25 more police officers detained in Turkey

    20 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says 25 more police officers have been detained across Turkey as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on officers suspected of illegally wiretapping Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials. The ...

  • Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    20 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm has almost $32 million ready to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority. Party officials said Tuesday the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee collected almost $8 million last month and is ready to spend ...

  • Ex-Romanian politician, oil tycoon dies at 64

    21 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, has died. Former Prime Minister Petre Roman, a family friend, said Patriciu died Tuesday ...

  • Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

    21 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A local official and a resident say clashes have broken out between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit. They say the clashes began early Tuesday on the southwestern outskirts of the militant-held city ...

  • Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    21 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's defense minister says the remains of at least 16 people killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last month will be returned to Malaysia this week. All 298 people onboard died when ...

  • Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city

    21 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials and military commanders say the government has captured swathes of another town near the key rebel-held stronghold. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that one soldier was killed and ...

  • Japan military holds drill as it expands role

    21 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japan's military is showcasing its ability to defend remote islands, as its role expands at home and abroad under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The military began large-scale annual "Fire Power" exercises on Tuesday at the foot ...

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