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  • Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have deported a French journalist without explanation, their latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the media. The reporter, Remy Pigaglio, who worked for several publications, including Catholic daily La Croix, ...

  • Jury finds man guilty in fatal Virginia nightclub shooting

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man inside a Richmond nightclub. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/22oFd8a) a jury convicted 27-year-old Trevell A. Harvey of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in ...

  • As lines form for water, Myanmar pins hopes on Suu Kyi

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) DALA, Myanmar (AP) — Every year at this time, the ponds and wells go dry. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community ...

  • The Latest: German Cabinet approves new measures on migrants

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): Chancellor Angela Merkel says her Cabinet has agreed upon details of new measures to help Germany deal with the integration of some 1.1 million migrants ...

  • German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'milestone' in integrating migrants

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'milestone' in integrating migrants.

  • Hearing set on future of violence-plagued New Orleans jail

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether he should take the drastic step of stripping an elected sheriff of his authority to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. The U.S. Justice Department and ...

  • FBI director to speak at Birmingham civil rights conference

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is scheduled to speak in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of a conference on civil rights and law enforcement. FBI Director James Comey is listed as the guest speaker ...

  • Police find bodies believed to be missing Washington couple

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state sheriff's office says the bodies believed to those of a missing Washington state couple have been found. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that they were found in a remote spot north ...

  • AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California have sued Johnson & Johnson, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse. In the latest legal actions over the problem-prone devices, ...

  • 6 Barcelona police injured in clashes with squat protesters

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police say six officers were slightly injured in a second night of clashes with protesters supporting squatters in Spain's northeastern port city of Barcelona. A Catalonia police spokesman said some 200 demonstrators overturned 12 street trash ...

  • Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers are offering jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he stands trial on felony ethics charges. Prosecutors told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Hubbard made some $2.3 million ...

  • Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says the country's army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader. Wednesday's military statement says army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif ...

  • Guccifer to plead guilty to hacking Bush family emails

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is expected to take a guilty plea from the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who is charged with breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday ...

  • Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring to rap but the subtle message was aimed at his hosts who have been criticized ...

  • Young map experts put on the spot at National Geographic Bee

    1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten of the nation's top young experts on maps, borders, culture and history will be competing for the title of National Geographic Bee champion. The final rounds of the annual competition will be held Wednesday morning in ...

  • Planners seek to transform border town into destination

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that operates a booming border town in New Mexico is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might live. Officials in Santa Teresa are ...

  • Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress has reopened to do an official count of the votes cast May 9 for the presidential and vice presidential elections. The mayor of southern Davao city, Rodrigo Duterte, overwhelmingly won the presidential race ...

  • Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas casino magnate is proposing an extravagant water paradise in drought-stricken Nevada. The Paradise Park development proposal unveiled by Wynn Resorts in April is anchored by a 38-acre man-made lake where an 18-hole golf ...

  • Lawyer: Groundwork being laid for possible Savchenko swap

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine says the groundwork is being laid for a possible exchange with Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia. Lawyer Valentin Rybin told the state ...

  • Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father's furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington's life as a slave owner. The ...

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