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  • IS finances 'vulnerable,' tougher action needed, report says

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A global agency fighting terrorist financing says Islamic State extremists are financially vulnerable as oil prices have fallen and their ability to extort resources in Iraq and Syria is peaking. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, in ...

  • South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap

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    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her. She was living just a couple miles (kilometers) from her parents but, ...

  • Lewis leads LPGA Thailand by 3 after round 2

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    (AP) CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Stacy Lewis shot an unblemished round of 8-under-par 64 for a three-shot advantage over Amy Yang after the second round of the LPGA Thailand on Friday. Lewis, the world No. 3, enjoyed four straight birdies from ...

  • Force India finally rolls out new F1 car at 3rd test

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    (AP) MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Force India has finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season with only two days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, called the VJMO8, ...

  • 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail

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    (AP) MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior ...

  • Obama goes from interviewee to interviewer for StoryCorps

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the switch from interviewee to interviewer. The president questioned a Maryland high school senior in the My Brother's Keeper program. The interview for the StoryCorps oral history project was airing Friday on ...

  • Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards. The dramatic tumble occurred Wednesday as the 56-year-old sang "Living For Love." Madonna's ...

  • Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

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    (AP) AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002. The court in Gujarat state said Friday that it found no evidence against the accused. The ...

  • Pope promotes ex-sex crimes prosecutor in Malta

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    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor, Charles Scicluna, as archbishop of his native Malta. The Vatican announcement Friday made clear that Scicluna would continue dealing with the abuse scandal, heading a Vatican ...

  • 5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

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    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines. Capt. Mark Anthony Ruelos of the 7th Infantry Division says the soldiers were traveling in ...

  • Central New York woman convicted of health care fraud

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    (AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 45-year-old woman has been convicted for her role in a scheme to defraud Medicare while she worked for a central New York pain management practice. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse says Bonnie Meislin of ...

  • EU, others: catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recovery

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    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Japan and others have criticized Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits on Bluefin tuna set in an international agreement. Documents seen by The Associated Press and EU comments on Friday show that during ...

  • Las Vegas Strip's version of bazaar shopping opens

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is now open in front of Bally's Las Vegas. The open-air Grand Bazaar Shops opened Thursday morning after a delay and about 15 months of construction. A ...

  • UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John." Officials ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY SOME IN GOP SAY DHS FUNDING LAPSE WORTH A FIGHT Numerous House Republicans believe it's preferable to have a partial government ...

  • Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year ...

  • Attacks kill 8 people in Iraq

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say eight people have been killed in a series of bombings and mortar strikes around Baghdad. Police officials say mortar shells landed on some houses in the capital's southern district of Dora on Friday morning, ...

  • Widow of slain Briton wants to see 'Jihadi John' on trial

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The widow of a British aid worker killed by Islamic State militants says she would like to see "Jihadi John" captured and put on trial. Dragana Haines told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview ...

  • International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo. Mathieu Ngudjolo was acquitted in December 2012 of commanding ...

  • Police arrest 3rd man suspected of helping Copenhagen gunman

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month. Police in Copenhagen declined to comment further on the Friday arrest, other ...

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