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  • Belfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promoted

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rival factions in Northern Ireland's unity government are accusing each other of bias after a policeman who oversaw the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was promoted to the force's second-highest post. Adams ...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Danish courthouse shooting

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 67-year-old gunman opened fire in a Copenhagen courthouse Tuesday, killing a lawyer and seriously wounding the father of his 3-year-old grandchild in connection with a custody dispute, authorities said. The victims were a 57-year-old lawyer ...

  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security forces in full battle ...

  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of ...

  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain ...

  • AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage of Afghanistan at a ...

  • AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press. The appointment was announced ...

  • Kurdish police to get help from Czech Republic

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic says it will help train Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State militants. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec met with his counterpart in the Kurdish Regional Government, Karim Sinjari. After their meeting Tuesday, Sinjari said he ...

  • Turkish PM: Turks are not joining IS group en mass

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new prime minister strongly rejected Western media reports that many of his fellow countrymen are swelling the ranks of the Islamic State group. Ahmet Davutoglu says there are many more people from other European countries ...

  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on ...

  • South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring more nationals. Helen Achiro Lotara, undersecretary at the labor ministry, said Tuesday that South Sudan's government wants some ...

  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region. Mexico's ...

  • Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier. More ...

  • AP Top International News At 9 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola Scotland took long road to independence vote Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild Weakening Odile pushes up ...

  • South Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Human rights lawyers are pressing South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted. South Africa's Department of Home Affairs acknowledges the man, ...

  • Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand. Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency ...

  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year. Dani Dayan, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha ...

  • AP Top Business News At 8:21 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close World stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting Kremlin-friendly tycoon ...

  • Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7:54 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane California nudist ...

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