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  • AP Top Strange News At 11 a.m. EDT

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Pittsburgh ...

  • Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former Polish foreign minister has come under fire from the prime minister and political opponents for giving a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve ...

  • Morocco court doubles activist's prison sentence

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A lawyer says a Moroccan court has doubled the prison sentence of an activist who was convicted of falsely claiming she was tortured. Activist Ouafa Charaf had said she was attacked by police for her political ...

  • Bulgarian court refuses Russian extradition plea

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that he could suffer because of his political activities and views. Nikolai Koblyakov, a dual citizen of ...

  • Hurricane remnants lash UK; 1 woman killed by tree

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds. London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 9:46 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Pittsburgh ...

  • Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in Berlin, ...

  • Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al Jazeera staff

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The brother of an imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter says a Cairo court has set the appeals hearing for three staffers of the Qatar-based broadcaster convicted in Egypt. Adel Fahmy, the brother of Mohammed Fahmy, Cairo acting bureau chief ...

  • Australia premier credited with 1970s reforms dies

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, whose government was credited with instituting lasting social reforms during a short tenure that ended in a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98. Although national leader ...

  • AP Top Business News At 8:47 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) China relief helps shore up markets Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit Staples investigating possible data breach Turner pulls CNN from Dish as pact deadline passes Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette ...

  • Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week. Tourism Department official Tulasi Gautam ...

  • Syrian airstrikes kill 8 in town near Jordan

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government airstrikes hit a rebel-held town along the country's southern border with Jordan, killing at least eight people. Activists with the Local Coordination Committees, and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say the ...

  • UK suspect extradited to US to face terror charges

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon has been extradited to the U.S. after losing a nine-year legal battle. London's Metropolitan Police says Haroon Aswat was taken ...

  • Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered a stone with Latin engravings that could help answer questions surrounding a Jewish revolt nearly 2,000 years ago. Israel's Antiquities Authority announced the discovery Tuesday of a large stone bearing the ...

  • Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday. A seven-day pass for each car entering Yosemite could go up from ...

  • AP Top International News At 7:35 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk HK leader: Room to discuss election committee Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana ...

  • Top Romanian lawmaker in corruption probe resigns

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A key lawmaker in Romania has quit Parliament after prosecutors announced they are seeking his arrest on suspicion of influence peddling two weeks before a presidential election. Viorel Hrebenciuc, deputy speaker and a senior member of ...

  • Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said. Marine ...

  • British surveillance drones to fly over Syria

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. operations against the Islamic State group beyond Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Tuesday that British Reaper drones ...

  • Canadian soldier in apparent terror attack dies

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries. Quebec provincial police said he died early Tuesday. The soldier's name was not released at the request of ...

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