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  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. London's Metropolitan Police said Saturday it had submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service ...

  • 4 men face court hearing in Hungary for migrant truck deaths

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    (AP) KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors are asking a court to keep in custody four men detained in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. Prosecutors in Kecskemet said they would request the ...

  • 5 killed, 24 injured in attacks in southeast Turkey

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials and media reports say three attacks or clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have killed five people and injured 24 others in southeast Turkey. The Tunceli governor's office said Saturday the rebels of ...

  • 2nd dangerous bear in a week euthanized at Lake Tahoe

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    (AP) STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — For the second time in a week, Nevada wildlife officials say they've been forced to euthanize a dangerous bear at Lake Tahoe. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the 18-month-old female was trapped late ...

  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

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    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Swaziland rights group says 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival. The Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement on Saturday that about 20 others were ...

  • Where to house Europe's migrants? Schools, barracks, parks

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep? Tent camps are the most widespread solution for migrants in ...

  • As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told ...

  • Syrian rebels say cease-fire with Hezbollah collapses

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A coalition of Syrian rebels say a cease-fire negotiated with Hezbollah fighters in a Syrian town and two Shiite villages in northern Syria has collapsed, for the second time this month. The Islamic Army, or Jaysh Fatah ...

  • UK police say woman and 4 children may be Syria-bound

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say a 33-year-old woman and her four children aged 4 to 12 may be trying to reach an Islamic State group-controlled area of Syria. The Metropolitan Police says Zahera Tariq and her children left their ...

  • Rival Koreas fix date for talks preparing family reunions

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have fixed a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. South Korea's Unification Ministry said Saturday that the first preparatory talk will be held ...

  • Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing in Bangkok. National deputy police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said Saturday: "It is most likely he is related to the bombing ...

  • Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in Bangkok shrine bombing investigation

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in Bangkok shrine bombing investigation.

  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were all arrested in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights ...

  • 2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities have handed two journalists preliminary extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI. The Paris prosecutor's office said Saturday that French writers Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet were released under ...

  • Al-Jazeera English acting director-general: Court verdict 'defies logic and common sense'

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al-Jazeera English acting director-general: Court verdict 'defies logic and common sense'

  • A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English trial

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trials of three Al-Jazeera English journalists in Egypt: Dec. 29, 2013: Security forces storm into a five-star hotel suite in Cairo and arrest Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian Peter ...

  • Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison

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    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison.

  • LEADING OFF: Fiers to make 1st start since no-hitter

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ NO-NO ENCORE Houston righty Mike Fiers takes the mound for the first time since throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Aug. 21. After needing 134 pitches to ...

  • Prison scrambles as Legionnaires' disease sickens inmate

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials at California's oldest state prison scrambled to provide safe drinking water to thousands of inmates after waterborne Legionnaires' disease hospitalized one inmate and was suspected of sickening more than two dozen others. Water was quickly ...

  • Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut

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    (AP) EDISON, N.J. (AP) — By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category — the PGA Tour money list. He has earned just under $10.4 million this year, so missing the cut ...

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