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  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the U.S. has no independent confirmation of reports of a ...

  • Niger lawmaker flees before being questioned

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The president of Niger's National Assembly has fled the country after his immunity was lifted so he could be questioned about a baby trafficking scandal that has shaken the country's political class A statement read out ...

  • Relatives criticize Mexico's new number on missing

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of people missing in Mexico blasted authorities Wednesday as seemingly more interested in manipulating the data on the disappeared than on conducting thorough investigations. The government last week revised the number of people believed to ...

  • Ecuadoran police sentenced for attack on president

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010. A sentencing tribunal on Tuesday found the six officers were responsible for the attack, ...

  • New police force sent to Mexican town near capital

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first assignment for members of a new police force is Valle de Bravo, a chic resort town near Mexico City that has seen a recent spate of kidnappings, an official said Tuesday. Hundreds of members ...

  • Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so. The government opened the registration period Wednesday as the South American country rolls out its marijuana legalization program ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 4:41 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed Arizona man drives hour ...

  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting alongside the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of foreign fighters recruited to fight alongside terror groups. White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Wednesday ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 5-5-1 (five, five, one)

  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    5 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised ...

  • Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in the Texas governor's race. The state senator's push ...

  • US marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded

    5 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday. It ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-04-05-08-13-14-16-17-19 (one, two, four, five, eight, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen)

  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that former ...

  • EU beefs up border agency to deal with migrants

    6 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — The European Commission has agreed to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans Wednesday ...

  • Foul play not suspected in Truckee man death

    6 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains discovered near Donner Lake in July have been identified as a 60-year-old Truckee man who'd been missing since March. Colin's family had reported him missing on March 28 when he last was seen ...

  • Girl's death stirs debate about kids and guns

    7 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is ...

  • Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report

    7 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rights group alleges that corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the gangs slaughtering the country's elephants. Muslims for Human Rights documented the disappearances and extrajudicial killings of ...

  • Libya's UN envoy warns of 'full-blown civil war'

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is warning of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that he had ...

  • Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that "Hamas ...

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