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  • Image of Asia: Welcoming Turkey's president to Beijing

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Ng Han Guan, a child plays with Chinese and Turkish national flags before a welcome ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. About two dozen children waved ...

  • Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and decided to move closer when the animals seemed ...

  • Maine land giveaway essay contest ends amid lack of entries

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands has abandoned the effort because she didn't get enough entries. Martha Manchester of Edgecomb has owned the land in Whitefield since 1994. ...

  • Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia. Police say the 46-year-old was hit at about 2:45 a.m. ...

  • Coast Guard continues search for missing Florida boys

    5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast: 7:40 a.m. The search continued Wednesday for two Florida teens who have been missing ...

  • Major events in the life of Taliban leader Mullah Omar

    5 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) Here is a list of major events in the life of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar: 1962 — Omar is born in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan. He spends much of his early life in the village of ...

  • Non-lethal traps set for lion-like animal seen in Milwaukee

    5 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Animal control workers in Milwaukee have set non-lethal traps baited with human food in the hopes of capturing a lion-like animal that several people have reported seeing. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WISN-TV say the traps were ...

  • Man pleads guilty over shot outside military recruiting site

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A civilian who accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside an Ohio military recruiting center while trying to guard it has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Police in Lancaster say 28-year-old Christopher Reed ...

  • Men accused in plot to kill blogger due in Boston court

    6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims are heading back to court. David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, of ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TURKISH STRIKES VEX ISLAMIC STATE PLAN Ankara's air campaign against IS militants and Kurdish forces creates a conundrum for Obama, who is ...

  • Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist

    8 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The attorney for a man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach says he's no extremist. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges ...

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud

    8 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and scams. Over the past decade or so, Miami-Dade, Broward ...

  • Quotations in the News

    10 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) "He took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and he failed it." — M.E. "Spike" Bowman, a former FBI deputy general counsel, after convicted U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard was granted parole and will be released from ...

  • Colorado theater shooter's dad unaware he saw psychiatrist

    10 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home for winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions that looked similar to the wide-eyed smirk he flashed in one of his first jail booking photos after he ...

  • Authorities seek cause of tree fall that injured 8 children

    10 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It was another sunny and hot day in the fourth year of a severe, unrelenting drought when dozens of children who had just spent the day splashing and playing at a "Water Wonders Camp" heard a ...

  • Killing of girl by teen neighbor stuns artist community

    11 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A close-knit community of artists in Northern California grieved the death of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at their housing complex and expressed shock that one of their own ...

  • Northern California wildfire contained after jumping line

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews stopped the progress of a fire that jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley, prompting the mandatory evacuation of more than 200 people from their homes. The flare-up in the rugged, steep ...

  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of ...

  • New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape told investigators her relationship with the two inmates included sex acts and naked photos. Joyce Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop ...

  • New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    12 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing ...

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