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  • AP Top International News At 5:27 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest Kenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case Analysis: Obama ...

  • UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The British government says the first group of National Health Service volunteers has left for Sierra Leone, where they will work in Ebola treatment centers across the country. The move is part of the recent ...

  • Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests. The London Fire Brigade said Saturday that ...

  • AP Top Health News At 5:04 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response Researcher who found cause ...

  • Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says 40 people have died from the plague in Madagascar. WHO said 119 people have been diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August, with two cases found in the densely populated capital, Antananarivo. ...

  • Egypt to host major economic conference in March

    4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy. Ibrahim Mahlab said Saturday that Saudi Arabia and ...

  • Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation was going nowhere. Deportations under Obama were nearing 2 million. And the president was resisting calls to use executive action. Then in early March, ...

  • GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials. Debunking ...

  • Strong quake hits west China's Sichuan province

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the preliminary magnitude of Saturday's quake was 5.8, with ...

  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the country's military has launched a major operation to retake a section of the city of Ramadi after Islamic State group militants seized it. An official with the Anbar provincial council says the Iraqi ...

  • Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained former prime minister Jose Socrates as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud. A statement said Socrates, who was Portugal's prime minister from 2005 to 2011, ...

  • Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by ...

  • No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65

    4 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After throwing waves of stifling defense at No. 5 Kansas, top-ranked Kentucky showed that it could shoot the ball just as well against Boston University. Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15 along with ...

  • Okafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 74-54

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little. Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction ...

  • Ciganda gets tip from Olazabal and shares lead

    5 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season. Being home in Spain had its advantages. Jose Maria Olazabal, the two-time Masters champion and wizard with the flat ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration Report questions role ...

  • AP Top Business News At 3:48 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups Dow Chemical agrees to ...

  • Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:31 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan Obama launches sales mission on immigration Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful' Holder urges ...

  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. ...

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