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  • Jordanian fighter jet crashes; pilot killed

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot. The official says the crash took place on Thursday morning near the town of Safawi, in the ...

  • Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

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    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon. The development leaves Tehran with substantially less of the 20-percent ...

  • Nigeria: principal denies kidnapped students free

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free. Asabe Kwambura tells The Associated Press that only 14 of ...

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of ...

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • AP NewsAlert

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian school principal denies military report that 100+ abducted female students are free.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'The Pick' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "The Pick" game were: 05-12-32-35-37-44 (five, twelve, thirty-two, thirty-five, thirty-seven, forty-four) Estimated jackpot: $2.9 million Players need to match all of the six numbers drawn to ...

  • Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured. Rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the plant ...

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday. ...

  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    1 hour ago

    (AP) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days. The 60-year-old Kim ...

  • Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

    1 hour ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A labor group says a strike at the world's biggest athletic shoe maker is snowballing, with about 30,000 of its Chinese workers protesting over insufficient benefits. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want Taiwanese-owned Yu Yuen ...

  • Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. "I love this one," Blank said, looking down at the red, black and gold scarf draped over his dark suit. ...

  • Putin says no Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense." Speaking Thursday in a televised call-in show with the nation, Putin said that people in eastern Ukraine have risen against ...

  • Putin rejects claims of Russian forces' presence in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense"

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Putin rejects claims of Russian forces' presence in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense"

  • Robot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jet

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a ...

  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to ...

  • Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel was questioning materials analyst and former policeman Roger Dixon ...

  • Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at the par-five 10th, his first hole, but ...

  • Rights groups ask Nepal to scarp amnesty bill

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups say parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency. Amnesty International, ...

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