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April 16, 2014

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  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 2:41 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency 79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860 ...

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran Leyva gang

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police say they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel. The head of Mexico's federal police said Wednesday that suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested ...

  • Prominent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi

    2 hours ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital. Activists say Waleed Abu al-Khair was taken into custody Tuesday after attending a court hearing in Riyadh where he faces ...

  • 4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1hLWAvX ) that Edgar Manuel Valencia ...

  • Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill. The official said Marcello Dell'Utri is in stable condition. A ...

  • Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-shattered country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index, joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely ...

  • Algeria police violently disperse election protest

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police violently dispersed an attempt by opposition activists to stage a protest in the capital against the president's running for a fourth term in Thursday's elections. Only a few members of the grass-root organization Barakat ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    17 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 9-18-20-25-28 (nine, eighteen, twenty, twenty-five, twenty-eight) Estimated jackpot: $108,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    16 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday's evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 3-6-2 (three, six, two) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in AZ '2 BY 2' game

    16 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday night's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "2 BY 2" game were: Red Balls: 8-19, White Balls: 4-20 (Red Balls: eight, nineteen; White Balls: four, twenty) Top Prize: $20,000

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Winnings' game

    16 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Weekly Winnings" game were: 18-20-21-30 (eightteen, twenty, twenty-one, thirty)

  • Mega Millions winning numbers

    16 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 4-39-46-47-70, Mega Ball: 13 (four, thirty-nine, forty-six, forty-seven, seventy, Mega Ball: thirteen) Estimated jackpot: $28,000,000 ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize      No. AZ Winners Jackpot                         0 5 of ...

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors ...

  • Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers — Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white ...

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and ...

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority — and for ...

  • Pakistan Taliban: Truce over but talks continue

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban says it will not renew a ceasefire it called to facilitate peace negotiations with the government but says talks will continue. In a statement emailed Wednesday to reporters, the organization's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said ...

  • AP Top International News At 11:39 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster If ...

  • AP Top Business News At 11:19 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth US stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade US home building up in March after frigid winter US factory output extended solid gains ...

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