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  • Image of Asia: Commemorating Union Day in Myanmar

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Aung Shine Oo, an ethnic Shan woman takes a selfie during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Union Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Union Day marks the anniversary of a 1947 agreement among the country's ...

  • Georgia officer gunned down: Flowers, lit candles, mourning

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A small suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down this week in a law enforcement operation. Riverdale Police Chief Todd Spivey said Maj. Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran ...

  • Big crowds expected for Nevada rooftop solar rate vote

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of people are expected to show up to a Nevada Public Utilities Commission meeting where regulators are deciding how to phase in higher rates for existing solar customers. Commissioners are set to vote Friday on ...

  • Western New York postal carrier admits to role in drug ring

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 26-year-old western New York postal carrier has pleaded guilty to her role in a drug distribution ring. Briana Fugate has admitted she carried boxes of drugs shipped to specific addresses and passed ...

  • Cop placed on leave after comment about activist's suicide

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps. The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee ...

  • The Latest: Pope signals hope for visits to China, Russia

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Pope Francis is taking a big step toward improving relations with the ...

  • Fuel van without driver strikes plane at Boston airport

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A fuel van has struck a plane at Boston's Logan airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers. Authorities say the van, which did not have a driver, struck a Tampa, Florida-bound JetBlue plane ...

  • Ohio company sells classic Etch A Sketch to Toronto toy firm

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for decades has sold the classic toy to a toy firm in Toronto. Bryan-based Ohio Art Co. sold the Etch A Sketch and the ...

  • Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — Three Jewish Auschwitz survivors have testified in the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant alleged to have served as a guard in the Nazi death camp. The defendant, 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning, showed ...

  • Report: 5-story building collapses in Istanbul

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — A private news agency says a five-story building has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul and a number of people are believed to be trapped in the rubble. The Dogan news agency said the building collapsed ...

  • Police: 2 North Carolina officers shoot, kill man with knife

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDEN, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers in North Carolina have shot and killed a man who lunged at them with a knife. The Maiden Police Department issued a statement that officers were called Thursday evening about a ...

  • Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that it is harboring and training rebels opposed to the Burundian government. Rwanda is currently hosting about 75,000 refugees who fled violence ...

  • Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says there is "no intention" by any countries to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus. Bach, speaking ahead of the opening ceremony of ...

  • Turkish media say five-story building has collapsed in Istanbul; people believed trapped

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media say five-story building has collapsed in Istanbul; people believed trapped.

  • Massive New Jersey warehouse fire burning out of control

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced some school closures. Schools are closed ...

  • Portugal's PM vows to press ahead with anti-austerity plans

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prime minister says he has taken note of European Union concerns about his debt-heavy country's spending plans but is determined to make his anti-austerity program work. Prime Minister Antonio Costa says his center-left government's budget ...

  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) FENNER, N.Y. (AP) — An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( that officials in the Madison County town of Fenner say ...

  • Rights official: Poland's constitutional court 'paralyzed'

    3 hours ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top European human rights official says that Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has become "paralyzed" by the country's new government and that this threatens not only the rule of law and checks and balances on its power ...

  • English soccer set for another fan protest at Arsenal

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Fan protests have been the theme of the week in European soccer — and there could be another on the way in the most high-profile game in the English Premier League this weekend. Against a backdrop of growing anger in ...

  • German police say 3rd black box recovered from train wreck

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a third black box has been recovered from the wreckage of two trains involved in a fatal head-on crash. Eleven people died and scores were injured, some seriously, when the commuter trains ...

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