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  • Under-fire German spy chief says his agency not a 'US tool'

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top spy has rejected opposition charges that the country's foreign intelligence agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts. Opposition lawmakers have called on spy chief Gerhard Schindler to resign following reports the agency ...

  • New McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothers

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough's latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just two. "Among the people I turned up were the ...

  • Rhode Island man advertising to find wife a kidney

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    (AP) WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is getting creative in his search to secure a kidney donor for his wife. Jim Small, of Warwick, is exhausting all avenues to find a donor to match his wife's rare type ...

  • Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday. The U.S. is pushing for a "humanitarian pause" in the fighting in Yemen that would allow much-needed food, ...

  • Dow Chemical to trim about 3 pct of global workforce

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal it announced earlier this year with Olin Corp. The company says the cuts ...

  • Paralyzed North Carolina woman welcomes baby via surrogate

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman paralyzed from the chest down after a bachelorette party accident has welcomed a newborn baby via surrogate. WRAL-TV ( reports 29-year-old Rachel Friedman Chapman and husband Chris Chapman welcomed daughter Kaylee Rae ...

  • Comedian and activist Russell Brand backs Labour

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Comedian turned political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election. Instead, Brand on Monday used his YouTube channel to urge his more than 1 ...

  • UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — The leader of the United Nations Development Program has praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow. Helen Clark, the UNDP administrator, met with Premier Li Keqiang and ...

  • Israeli foreign minister takes party into opposition

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition. Monday's announcement by Avigdor Lieberman dealt a setback to Netanyahu, who ...

  • Murray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — Andy Murray won his first clay-court title when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open on Monday. The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive ...

  • 26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in southern Greece say 26 wild horses have been shot and killed on a remote mountainside, but the motive for the attack remains unclear. The dead horses were first discovered Thursday on rugged slopes of ...

  • EU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice. The EU's executive Commission says Canberra does not respect the international standard on protecting ...

  • German official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group. The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves have declared their intention to ...

  • Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after ...

  • Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong; helps poor

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to contribute money toward helping poor people. The Clinton Foundation has faced persistent questions about its acceptance of donations from foreign countries and its corporate ...

  • Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview Monday morning. Fiorina says she believes ...

  • Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama." Nick ...

  • Former technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.

  • EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck are attending the state funeral ceremonies for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust. Bartoszewski, ...

  • Image of Asia: Digging for clams at the beach in Japan

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Koji Sasahara, beachgoers dig for clams on a beach during the Golden Week holidays in Yokohama, Japan. The week encompasses several national holidays and is one of the most popular times of the year for Japanese ...

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