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  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised ...

  • Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in the Texas governor's race. The state senator's push ...

  • US marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday. It ...

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

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-04-05-08-13-14-16-17-19 (one, two, four, five, eight, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen)

  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that former ...

  • EU beefs up border agency to deal with migrants

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — The European Commission has agreed to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans Wednesday ...

  • Foul play not suspected in Truckee man death

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains discovered near Donner Lake in July have been identified as a 60-year-old Truckee man who'd been missing since March. Colin's family had reported him missing on March 28 when he last was seen ...

  • Girl's death stirs debate about kids and guns

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is ...

  • Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rights group alleges that corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the gangs slaughtering the country's elephants. Muslims for Human Rights documented the disappearances and extrajudicial killings of ...

  • Libya's UN envoy warns of 'full-blown civil war'

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is warning of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that he had ...

  • Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that "Hamas ...

  • Israeli prime minister: 'Hamas was hit hard,' won few concessions in Gaza war cease-fire

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister: 'Hamas was hit hard,' won few concessions in Gaza war cease-fire.

  • US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as ...

  • Mega Millions winning numbers

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 29-31-51-60-64, Mega Ball: 01 (twenty-nine, thirty-one, fifty-one, sixty, sixty-four, Mega Ball:one) Estimated jackpot: $15,000,000 ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot 0 ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday's evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 5-8-0 (five, eight, zero) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 06-07-17-32-38 (six, seven, seventeen, thirty-two, thirty-eight) Estimated jackpot: $382,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling. Novoazovsk, a resort town of ...

  • Pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner Ahmed Seif has died from complications of heart surgery. He was 63. Seif died Wednesday in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive ...

  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter. U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. ...

  • AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially ...

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