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  • Briton slain in Australian stabbing recognized for bravery

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A British man who died after trying to save the life of a woman killed in a stabbing attack at an Australian hostel has been nominated for a national bravery award. Thomas Jackson died on Tuesday from ...

  • After easy win, Rubio has bigger challenge to keep seat

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn't hurt him with GOP voters. Now it's time to see if the rest of Florida will be as forgiving as ...

  • More Mitsubishi models in Japan found with inflated mileage

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    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated. The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April it systematically falsified mileage data ...

  • WHY IT MATTERS: All will be touched by choice in November

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the ...

  • Indian-Americans clash with cowboy town over proposed center

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    (AP) NORCO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has rejected plans for a proposed Hindu cultural center partly because officials say the large, domed building doesn't fit in with its Old West-style motif. The decision last month by the city ...

  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Role of Government

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: It's the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right? Few think it's just right. Ever since the first Americans bucked their colonial overlords in Britain, America ...

  • Swiss: 17-year-old girl wounded in Aug. 13 train attack dies

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say a 17-year-old girl who was wounded Aug. 13 after a man attacked passengers aboard a Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid has died of her injuries. Police in St. Gallen canton (state) ...

  • Thailand embarks on program to ensure citizens speak English

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — With just one hour of English classes per week in primary schools, it is no surprise that most Thais have little to no ability to speak the language. The government wants to change that. The Ministry of ...

  • Feds to distribute $53 million to states to fight opioids

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says the funding will focus on reducing over-prescribing of pain killers, ...

  • Bill Clinton eyes exit from charity that has shaped legacy

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bill Clinton told the staff of his global charity he would have to step down if Hillary Clinton won the White House, he was vividly clear about how that felt: Worse than a root canal, he ...

  • Jewish avengers unapologetic for targeting Nazis after WWII

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge against their former tormentors, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret — that to his knowledge he didn't ...

  • Cyprus, Egypt sign deal paving way for gas pipeline

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement paving the way for the supply of Cypriot gas to the Arab nation through an envisioned pipeline. Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Egypt's Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla say ...

  • Questions Trump may tackle in anticipated immigration speech

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — After an unexpected visit to Mexico on Wednesday, Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated speech on immigration in Arizona. He'll do so under pressure to clarify where he stands on the finer points of an ...

  • Uzbek PM leads national celebration; president still ill

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's prime minister is leading the nation's Independence Day celebration in the capital of Tashkent amid reports of President Islam Karimov's illness. The government announced Sunday that the 78-year-old Karimov had been hospitalized, and his daughter issued ...

  • Tropical weather expected to drench North Carolina coast

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says the Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by. But forecasters say the storm isn't expected to surpass tropical-storm strength as it lashes North Carolina beaches ...

  • Quotations in the News

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    (AP) "I voted for Marco only because I've been a longstanding supporter. It's unfortunate he didn't do his job fully in Washington this term. I do think he deserves another chance. He thought he was doing the right thing (by running ...

  • Trump heading to Mexico ahead of immigration speech

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    (AP) EVERETT, Washington (AP) — Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick visit to Mexico, a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals as he launched ...

  • New Tokyo leader postpones plan to move famous fish market

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    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A newly elected leader of Tokyo has postponed a plan to relocate the world's biggest fish market, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Wednesday that she would decide on a date only ...

  • Duterte ready to discuss Philippine drug killings with Obama

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he is ready to discuss his bloody anti-drugs campaign, which has sparked U.S. concerns as the body count in the crackdown climbs alarmingly, with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an ...

  • Malaysia detains 3 suspected militants, foils attacks

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say they have foiled possible attacks on the eve of the country's Independence Day with the detention of three suspected Islamic State members. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar says the three ...

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