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  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — An official for the main Syrian Kurdish force says Iraqi peshmerga fighters are getting ready for the battle against Islamic State group extremists in the border town of Kobani. Shorsh Hassan, a spokesman for the People's ...

  • Moore, Na tied after 3 rounds of CIMB Classic

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defending champion Ryan Moore is tied for the lead with Kevin Na after both shot rounds of 5-under 67 in the third round of the CIMB Classic on Saturday. Moore had seven birdies against two ...

  • Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. Work at some polling stations in the ...

  • AP Top Science News At 5:21 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site China experimental moon orbiter returns Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again Rocket explosion setback for commercial space After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom — and ...

  • Once sleepy campaign issue, education gains clout

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Education is typically an issue that voters say they care about, but it seldom drives their decisions. But this year, schools have roared to the forefront in a handful of races for governor. Nowhere is that ...

  • Australia wildfires kill firefighter, raze 2 homes

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian wildfires in recent days. Country Fire Service chief officer Greg Nettleton says a 38-year-old volunteer firefighter died after being severely burned Friday ...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Rand Paul, ...

  • Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare triple play of government benefits. Nearly 60,000 veterans collected more than $3.5 billion last year in military retirement pay, disability benefits from Veterans Affairs and disability checks from Social Security. That's according to a ...

  • Alaska mine project splits major state industries

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans are set to vote for the third time on a mining project that pits two major industries — extractive mining and salmon fishing — against each other. This summer, the Environmental Protect Agency dealt the ...

  • Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group denies agreeing to a cease-fire and says more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange ...

  • Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Managing Director Masum-Al-Beruni says the blackout ...

  • AP Top Political News At 4:11 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office Georgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits? Military service members complain about sex survey Mostly treats at White ...

  • Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late ...

  • Military service members complain about sex survey

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, ...

  • Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco. Hundreds of thousands of people turned ...

  • Alexander Levy builds 4-shot lead in Shanghai

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SHANGHAI (AP) — Alexander Levy birdied his opening three holes and kept right on going to a 9-under 63 and a four-shot lead in the BMW Masters. On a day of extraordinary scoring at Lake Malaren, no one could keep ...

  • Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene. The girls were in a crosswalk near ...

  • It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the United States is turning back the clock this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time. For many, that means making ...

  • Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails.

  • AP Top News at 3:55 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test ...

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