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  • UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war. Questions about the future of the 12,000-strong ...

  • 6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence. The dead men were ...

  • Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and the Moscow-backed rebels agreed that the buffer zone should be 30 ...

  • Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters.

  • Paula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama

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    (AP) PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Reto had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on her opening nine — ...

  • US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the ...

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since ...

  • Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get it

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) Oh, Roger, you still don't get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that ...

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Alan Gross was working ...

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland father whose 2-year-old and 3-year-old have been missing for almost two weeks says he refuses to believe his children are dead, as police suspect. Troy Turner's children have been the focus of a police search ...

  • Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

    1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. Biden, speaking at a meeting of the ...

  • Oilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding dies

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Severe weather claimed the life of an oilfield worker in New Mexico and forced emergency workers to rescue dozens of others as remnants of former Hurricane Odile moved throughout the state Friday. Eddy County emergency officials ...

  • Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence. Adel Abdul Bary pleaded guilty ...

  • New indictment against ex-BP exec

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction ...

  • Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Voters in New Zealand have begun casting their ballots in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office. Polls indicate Key's center-right National Party is the most popular ...

  • DA: Tests weren't back yet in Stratosphere crash

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere ...

  • Waltrip balances racing with dancing on reality TV

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Michael Waltrip could have used a heel turn or a lock step to escape his scores of fans on pit road. "Michael! Can you take a picture with my mother," one woman pleaded. "She's a 'Dancing ...

  • DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $7 million last month and has $11 million banked. The DNC on Friday filed its August fundraising documents, in which the central party revealed it continues to owe about $2 million to ...

  • Nevada jobless rate ticks down to 6-year low

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate ticked down last month to its lowest level in six years, helped by rebounds in the construction and business services industries, state officials said. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday ...

  • Ex-Salvador leader sent to prison to await trial

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment. Police assistant director Howard Cotto said Friday that a judge ...

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