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  • Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's staunchest supporters held a daylong strategy session Friday to prepare for a 2016 presidential bid — even though she has yet to announce whether she will launch one. Ready for Hillary, a Democratic ...

  • Macedonian environmentalists blast city crow hunt

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian environmental group is calling for the prosecution of a hunters' association behind a midnight massacre of crows inside the country's fourth-largest city, allegedly after residents complained that the birds' droppings were spoiling their cars. ...

  • AP Top Business News At 12:25 p.m. EST

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K Dow Chemical agrees ...

  • Polish PM: no repeat of bungled local elections

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — There will be no rerun of last Sunday's Polish local elections despite political turmoil sparked by a computer malfunction that has caused the results to be delayed by days, the prime minister said Friday. It is ...

  • Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy. The defection of Maithripala Sirisena, who is also ...

  • South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast ...

  • Polish, British troops hold exercise

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) SWIETOSZOW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Some of the troops took part in the ...

  • Lebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister on Friday cancelled official independence day celebrations planned for the following day, a move that likely stemmed from the country's tense security situation and an impasse over electing its next president. Prime Minister Tammam ...

  • Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you. The international police agency Interpol recently began a Most ...

  • AP Top International News At 10:24 a.m. EST

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) Kerry to leave nuke talks, Iran ponders next step Narco culture surrounded slain Miss Honduras Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce Grocery ...

  • Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says a package mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is being investigated by the FBI. Authorities said Friday the ...

  • Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A police commander in Zimbabwe says 11 people died in a stampede during a religious service held at a sports stadium. Police commander Shadreck Mubaiwa said Friday that four people died at the stadium and seven ...

  • UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages ...

  • Yemen minister gives award to persecuted Jews

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's culture minister, who was recently honored for her work combatting extremism and discrimination against women, says she is giving her award to Yemen's dwindling Jewish population. Arwa Othman won Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges ...

  • Judge dismisses man charged in 1975 Ohio slaying

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a man imprisoned for nearly 40 years for a 1975 Cleveland slaying after a witness in the trial recanted the testimony he gave as a young boy. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...

  • Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours later, Pakistani jets killed 22 militants ...

  • Yemen ends mutiny inside elite paramilitary unit

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni government has ended a mutiny by officers suspected to be loyalists of the country's ousted leader against the top commander of an elite paramilitary unit. Yemen's official SABA news agency reported on Friday that ...

  • Police search Indian guru's ashram after arrest

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Friday searched the sprawling ashram of a guru who was arrested on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy after a deadly siege at his fortress-like compound. Sant Rampal, a 63-year-old former engineer, had ...

  • Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to trigger a tsunami. The U.S. ...

  • Merkel: Palestinian recognition not right path

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move. Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state on Oct. 30. This week, Spain's Parliament approved ...

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