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  • Spain police nab 19 suspected of trafficking women

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 19 people suspected of smuggling Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian women into the country for the purpose of prostitution. Police say women were enticed from various locations in Russia through travel agencies ...

  • 8 convicted for alleged same-sex wedding in Egypt

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison. The Internet video shows two ...

  • UN panel scrambling to finish climate report

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — After an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate science is scrambling to finish a report on global warming that's meant to guide negotiations on a new international climate deal. Combining the findings of three ...

  • Russia's top radio station slapped by government

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine. Roskomadzor's warning to Ekho Moskvy related to this week's program, in which two journalists exchanged first-hand accounts ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7:53 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice' Bikers cancel party after police recover bar Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge Woman ...

  • Bikers cancel party after police recover bar

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — No bar, no party. Danish police say members of a biker gang have called off a planned party after officers raided a new club house in western Denmark and took away the bar that had been ...

  • List of Senate candidates with House backgrounds

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Current or former House members who are Senate candidates in Tuesday's elections: Incumbent senators with House backgrounds: Mark Udall, D-Colo. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. Ed Markey, D-Mass. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Jack Reed, D-R.I. Lindsey Graham, ...

  • Senate changes as more former House members join

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is becoming nearly as rancorous as the House, and many say one reason is an influx of senators who served in that sharp-elbowed lower chamber. Tuesday's elections may leave the august Senate with more former ...

  • Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue ...

  • Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province.

  • UN: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October

    2 hours ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations mission in Baghdad says at least 1,273 Iraqis were killed in violence in October, a slight increase compared to last month amid the ongoing assault by the extremist Islamic State group. The U.N. report ...

  • 2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A largely unknown military colonel has emerged to say he has taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of ...

  • UK warns travelers they could be terror targets

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the ...

  • Yemen Shiite rebels kill 4 Islamist party guards

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen security officials say Shiite rebels have attacked an Islamist party headquarters in a central province, killing four guards and blowing up the building. The officials said the rebels, also known as Houthis, attacked the Islamist ...

  • As election closes in, Obama on center stage

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Clashing views over the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before the midterm election. President Barack Obama is emphasizing economic growth during his tenure. The Senate's Republican leader is depicting events he says seem to ...

  • Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling. Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of ...

  • Suicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Logar province. Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday that ...

  • 2 Vietnamese arrested in South Africa on poaching

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say they have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation. Police said in a statement Saturday that the suspects were detained Friday night while ...

  • Body of Zambian president arrives home

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata has arrived in Zambia from London, where he died in a hospital after a long illness. Mourners, some carrying pictures of Sata, gathered Saturday at ...

  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

    3 hours, 37 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 ...

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