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  • McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita." The former Beatle told the Daily Mirror he doesn't want to set a bad example for ...

  • Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say seven people were killed by rocket-propelled grenades shot into several homes in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram extremists unleash a new kind of violence. Resident Mari Madu said he counted ...

  • Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany. Merkel's then-chief of staff, Ronald Pofalla, said a few weeks before Germany's 2013 election ...

  • Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A meteorologist says showers and thunderstorms have eased sizzling summer temperatures in southern India, where a weekslong heat wave has claimed nearly 2,000 lives. Y.K. Reddy, an Indian Meteorological Department director, says the heat wave is ...

  • Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations. The rescues, from 13 boats and nine motorized rubber dinghies, took place Friday. The coast ...

  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 45 people in Aleppo

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say at least 45 people have been killed, most of them civilians, and scores of others wounded in Syrian army airstrikes that struck civilian areas in the northern province of Aleppo. The deaths occurred in ...

  • The Latest: Strap in, get excited: mammoth French Open day

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 11:22 p.m. A mammoth Saturday of tennis at the French Open, with potential upsets on the cards for high-ranked seeds who fail to up their game. An announcer has been ...

  • Egypt frees US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say authorities have freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who had been sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news." Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member ...

  • THE LATEST: Putin congratulates Blatter on FIFA election win

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA: ___ 10:55 a.m. (0855 GMT, 4:55 a.m. EDT) The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the 2018 World Cup, has sent a telegram to Sepp Blatter congratulating him on winning ...

  • Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico. The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land. Andres had maximum sustained winds of ...

  • UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure ...

  • Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption. Blatter tells Swiss broadcaster RTS "there is something that smells" about the timing of dawn raids to arrest ...

  • Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter says he will not forget attempts by European soccer leaders to stop him being re-elected as FIFA president and warned that UEFA cannot live without soccer's global governing body. UEFA President Michel Platini, who helped ...

  • Quotations in the News

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) "Justice was not served today. Cody Devine did not deserve to die for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." — The Rev. Howard Dotson after Wayne Burgarello was acquitted of murder in Nevada in the latest case ...

  • McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heighten over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. McCain says he wants ...

  • LEADING OFF: Lincecum looks to keep up strong start

    4 hours ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SURGING TIM Giants starter Tim Lincecum (5-2, 2.56) looks to continue his strong start this season against the Atlanta Braves and starter Williams Perez (0-0, 4.05). Lincecum is ...

  • Lightning strike: Tampa Bay heads to Cup finals

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — One thing to count on when the Tampa Bay Lightning play for the Stanley Cup: They won't be intimidated by anything. Not by the surroundings after handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss ...

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Martin O'Malley

    4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Here's a snapshot of things to know about former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who's expected to open a 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday in Baltimore: ___ THE BRIEF The liberal O'Malley has long been ...

  • O'Malley readying presidential announcement in Baltimore

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential race, challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton in an underdog bid for the party's nomination. O'Malley is set to announce his decision in Baltimore on Saturday, where ...

  • US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are accelerating nuclear talks with a month to go until the deadline for a final deal and several of the biggest questions still unanswered. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian ...

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