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  • Top Russian, US and Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his U.S. and Saudi counterparts. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Sergey Lavrov will confer with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister ...

  • South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food. The river is a transportation lifeline ...

  • Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes.

  • At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati. Friday night began with a candlelight vigil organized by the ...

  • UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says at least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June. The U.N. mission to Iraq said Saturday that at least ...

  • Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Authorities say Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite rebels there. Aden's airport chief Tarek Abdu Ali says Yemen Prime Minister ...

  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban leader has called for unity among his fighters, promising to continue insurgency in his first message. The audio message purportedly from Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor also included comments about ...

  • Flight 370 wing flap expected to arrive at French site

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BALMA, France (AP) — Representatives of the world's media have gathered outside a French defense site in Balma, southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. French ...

  • New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message.

  • Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support ...

  • Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. ...

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background

    4 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a letter from her doctor that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States." She is the first candidate for president in ...

  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the ...

  • For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans. Despite a warning from a state environmental agency that ...

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Driven to "desperation" in 1999, Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided to meet as many people as possible in New Hampshire at town hall meetings. It took months for the strategy to pay dividends, but when ...

  • Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million. Kyodo News service is quoting Karpeles' lawyer as saying his client is denying ...

  • Take me out to the rooftop: Wrigley changes bring new looks

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins. Christian Yelich drives a 2-2 pitch from Jason Hammel to the ...

  • Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown freely shared the life of their only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with the public. But family and friends will gather to remember the 22-year-old woman in a private funeral whose details have ...

  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel ...

  • Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom says family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England. In a tweet late Friday, Prince Mohammed ...

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