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  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery

    21 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced an ultraconservative Islamist who is an ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to seven years in prison after convicting him of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was ...

  • German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey

    21 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd. Her owner ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 9 a.m. EDT

    21 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency 79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860 Washington state sewage plant invites weddings Crocodile caught wandering ...

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

    22 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands can't be met with ...

  • Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    22 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. ...

  • Baseball Calendar

    22 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) May 14-15 — Owners meetings, New York. June 5 — Amateur draft. July 15 — All-Star game, Minneapolis. July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — ...

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    23 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO says the alliance is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO will immediately deploy forces to the region. ...

  • Officials say attacks kill 8 in western Iraq

    23 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say suicide attacks against security forces in a restive western city have killed at least eight security personnel. A police officer says two suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into security checkpoints leading to ...

  • Parliament to elect Lebanon president on April 23

    23 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — An aide to the speaker of the Lebanese parliament says that a parliamentary session to elect the country's new president has been set for next week. Aide Mohammed Ballout said Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri made the announcement ...

  • UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses

    1 day ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses. Paul Flowers, a Methodist minister, resigned from the bank last year amid claims of drug use and inappropriate expenses payments. He was arrested ...

  • AP Top International News At 6:28 a.m. EDT

    1 day ago

    (AP) Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane If filed, plane lawsuits might not get ...

  • Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

    1 day ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two. Lawmaker Maryam Koofi was recovering Wednesday after the shooting the ...

  • Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project

    1 day ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul ...

  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    1 day ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines. The House of Commons Defense Committee ...

  • Baby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mum

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother. The Daily Trust newspaper says 10-month-old ...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say that Syrian airstrikes have killed at least four people in the town of Zabadani, one of the last rebel-held towns on the Lebanese border. Activist Ammar al-Hassan says the strike occurred early Wednesday. He says ...

  • UN seeks $272 million for Central African Republic

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic. The funds will be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought ...

  • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags. AP's Yuras Karmanau says six armored vehicles rolled into the city ...

  • Israeli police enter holy site to disperse riot

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple ...

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday. One day after Ukraine's first military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east ...

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