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  • Gunmen kill foreign woman on Kenya coast

    1 minute ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenya police official says a female tourist has been shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month. Henry Ondiek, the Criminal Investigations chief in Mombasa, said ...

  • Ricky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin. The Puerto Rican pop star will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini as the judges for the singing contest. ...

  • UN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as U.N. staff. The U.N. ...

  • 2 hurt, $2M damage in South Tahoe hotel fire

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    (AP) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials at South Lake Tahoe are investigating the cause of a blaze that did more than $2 million damage to a two-story hotel on Ski Run Boulevard and sent two people to the ...

  • Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment. Joseph ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Amid Gaza war, Israel swears in new President Reuven Rivlin, replacing Shimon Peres.

  • AP Top Sports News At 12:08 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) NCAA enforcement director defends investigators Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint AP source: Gordon ...

  • UN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war'

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help. ...

  • Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances. "Why does any explorer undertake the necessary risks ...

  • Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Jewish American group is asking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award it gave him in 2004, accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric" and "inciting violence against the Jewish people." In ...

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

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014 GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs Ford 2Q net income rises 6 percent to $1.3 billion Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing ...

  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns. The Peace Corps said Thursday it is closely monitoring the security environment and will ...

  • Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears.

  • Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Police in the central city of Braunschweig said Thursday that the fire service ...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I ...

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning

    2 hours ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is resigning.

  • 6 dead in Mexico border shootings

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border. The Tamaulipas state government says the shootings followed a series of gun battles between rival gangs in ...

  • Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise. TV stations WWTV-WWUP and WPBN-WTOM and MLive.com report the alligator named Carlos got out ...

  • AP Top International News At 10:25 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15 Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine 2 ...

  • German prosecutors criticized in Nazi probe

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer for families of alleged victims of a suspected Nazi death camp guard who died this week before he could be extradited for trial says German investigators should have acted more quickly to bring charges. Thomas ...

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