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  • 'Twilight' anniversary edition reverses genders

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Call them Edythe and Beau. For the 10th anniversary of her "Twilight" series, Stephenie Meyer is offering a gender swap for those millions caught up in the saga of Bella and Edward. Little, Brown Books for ...

  • Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio inmates who volunteer to help fellow prisoners face death say they see their job as a privilege that also helps them. The offenders comfort the chronically ill or elderly in hospice rooms at the Franklin ...

  • Bob Saget to appear in Broadway play 'Hand to God'

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Bob Saget is returning to Broadway — as a pastor. "Hand to God" lead producer Kevin McCollum said Wednesday that the former "Full House" star will replace Marc Kudisch as the pastor in the play ...

  • Woman found inside portable toilet gets arrested on warrants

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside. The Register-Guard reports ( ) that 27-year-old Treasure ...

  • Move aside budget travel, meet Chanel's luxury airline

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The sky was the limit in Karl Lagerfeld's aviation-themed Chanel show on Tuesday, which saw an entire airport re-created under the lofty expanse of Paris' Grand Palais. Guests couldn't quite believe their eyes as they entered one ...

  • Bosnia convicts 4 of supporting the Islamic State group

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court has convicted and sentenced four men for recruiting and attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The Bosnian State Court said Tuesday that Husein Erdic was sentenced to 3 ...

  • Judge tosses conviction in infamous '90 NYC tourist killing

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has thrown out the conviction of man who has spent a quarter-century behind bars in a notorious New York City tourist killing. The ruling means a new trial in a case that helped crystallize ...

  • Workers remove Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

    6 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was moved early Tuesday to a private conservative think tank for storage. The Oklahoma Supreme Court decided ...

  • Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean parks official says 14 elephants were poisoned by cyanide in three separate incidents. Parks spokeswoman Caroline Washaya Moyo said three elephants were killed in Matusadona National Park in the Kariba area in northern Zimbabwe ...

  • Judge throws out man's NYC conviction in 1990 death of tennis tourist, orders new trial

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Judge throws out man's NYC conviction in 1990 death of tennis tourist, orders new trial.

  • Woman sues after she was punched in head by officer

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, California, over her July 2013 arrest, which was captured on a cellphone video and showed her being punched in the head by an officer. The San Diego Union ...

  • Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remains closed following reported cases of dog poisoning. Orange tape surrounded the fenced in dog area of Parque Mexico in the wealthy Condesa neighborhood Tuesday. Large ...

  • Belgian director Chantal Akerman is dead at 65

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian film director Chantal Akerman, a champion of feminism during the heady days of French filmmaking in the 1970s and beyond, has died. She was 65. Artemis Productions in Brussels, which worked with Akerman, confirmed her death ...

  • Burkina Faso prime minister lashes out at ex-president

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's prime minister is lashing out at the country's former president who spent nearly 30 years in power. Yacouba Isaac Zida said Tuesday that former President Blaise Compaore used his presidential guard "to stop ...

  • County wants God's mercy after gay marriage ruling

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee county will consider a resolution asking God for mercy as it is forced to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide. The resolution says Blount County must comply ...

  • Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' family say his rights are being "undermined" by delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest. Speaking out for the first time over the drawn ...

  • Be 'Happy': Pharrell Williams to open MTV EMAs in Milan

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — Pharrell Williams will be the opening performer at the 2015 MTV European Music Award ceremony this month in Italy's fashion capital of Milan. The singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer will also be vying for the best ...

  • Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy's mother says she didn't know her son was writing a book and she didn't help him with it in any way. Kennedy's memoir, "A Common Struggle" came out Monday and details family secrecy, ...

  • Philadelphia college searched after report of armed person

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say they are searching the Community College of Philadelphia after a report of a person with a gun. A police spokeswoman says there has been no report of a shooting or injuries, but people are being ...

  • Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is warning of too much government meddling with Internet-based "on-demand companies." Speaking Tuesday in New York, the Florida senator praised Uber and Airbnb. He says such "disruptive" companies and the people ...

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