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  • Al-Qaida frees 300 inmates from Yemeni jail

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say al-Qaida militants in Yemen have stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates, including scores of militants, and that Shiite rebels have fought their way into the ...

  • Doctors in Nepal end strike, return to work

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal have returned to work ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands. Government chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal said Thursday a written agreement was signed between him and Dr. ...

  • Israel arrests female Palestinian lawmaker

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank. The Israeli military says it arrested Khalida Jarrar, a senior political leader of the ...

  • 3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being ...

  • Investigators find cellphones amid German crash debris

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened. Lt. Col. Jean-Marc Menichini said Thursday that the ...

  • New Mexico AG pursues case against major nursing home chain

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor is following through with a lawsuit against one of the nation's largest nursing home chains over inadequate care. The state initially sued in December, targeting several nursing homes run by Preferred Care ...

  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there. On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, which was imposed in the run-up to their May 22, 2014, ...

  • Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40.

  • Iran sees progress; talks to resume after all-night session

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says his country and six others have made "significant progress" at marathon all-night nuclear talk sessions meant to reach a preliminary understanding on the curbs Tehran must accept on atomic activities in exchange ...

  • Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst is returning to court in New Orleans, where his attorneys will argue that the FBI searched his hotel room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an ...

  • Kenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds .

  • Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road. ...

  • Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax. Obama was traveling to Kentucky on Thursday to visit a Louisville-based technology company and discuss his concerns about t$300 billion ...

  • Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels and members of al-Qaida's local affiliate have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts. Ahmad al-Masalmeh, a Syrian opposition activist based in the southern city of Daraa, ...

  • Sen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement. Dick Durbin of Illinois and ...

  • Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any ...

  • Suspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected Kashmiri rebels have shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory. Top police officer K. Rajendran says the fighting started Thursday after ...

  • School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. They are spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services. These anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school ...

  • Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under ...

  • Boston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for ...

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