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  • EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet

    2 hours ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive is opting not to sanction France or Italy just yet over their failure to meet targets on their public finances. Instead, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving them until ...

  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace. The debate in France's National Assembly on Friday comes amid growing European support ...

  • Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West title

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field. It happened at Minnesota on Nov. 23, 2013, a 20-7 victory for Wisconsin. The Badgers won their 10th straight in the ...

  • Lions begin crucial homestand with win over Bears

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for. Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and a pair of touchdowns to ...

  • India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 Indian citizens abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi town of Mosul are alive. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says efforts are continuing to locate ...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The ...

  • Illinois beats Indiana State 88-62

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illinois wasted no time in making sure of an appearance in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game. The Illini converted eight of their first nine field-goal attempts against Indiana State and Rayvonte Rice's 21 points helped ...

  • Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from ...

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday. Ginsburg, 81, experienced discomfort during ...

  • Southern Democrats urge a return to party basics

    3 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies Justice sent home after heart stent implanted Southern Democrats urge a return to party basics Presidents pick up the check for their meals Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys Eyeing ...

  • Quotations in the News

    3 hours ago

    (AP) "Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly ...

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese human rights activist is standing trial for public disturbance, more than 15 months after he was detained by police. Zhang Lei, defense lawyer for Yang Maodong, said on his microblog that Yang's trial at ...

  • Rebels push forward in southern Syria

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to ...

  • Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of ...

  • Energy revolution spells doom for German village

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath. Lignite, as this form of compressed peat is known, is ...

  • Baylor pulls from Memphis in 2nd half, wins 71-47

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 with five rebounds and Royce O'Neale added 16 to lead Baylor past Memphis 71-47 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational Thursday night. Baylor (5-0) held Memphis to 19 percent ...

  • Chalmers takes 2nd-round lead at Australian Open

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66 while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring. Chalmers had ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:03 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Ease of immigrants lives depend on state policies that vary from tough to welcoming 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' becomes rallying cry despite questions whether hands were raised high 10 Things to Know for Friday Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with Macy's parade, ...

  • Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests ...

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