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  • Saudi citizen killed by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens was killed when a house inside the kingdom was struck by fire from neighboring Yemen. A civil defense spokesman, Ali bin Omair al-Shahrani, said in comments Sunday to ...

  • Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot

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    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe wildlife authorities have dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July. The Zimbabwe National Parks ...

  • Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists. At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu said Israel was united against "the criminals among our people" following a pair of attacks ...

  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel

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    (AP) COQUELLES, France (AP) — French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel. The group, which broke down several security fences late Saturday, was forced to retreat by riot police as ...

  • Obama to mandate steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ...

  • Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has postponed announcing the verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists to Aug. 29. This is the latest postponement to affect the long-running trial, criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human ...

  • Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives has resigned following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel. Bronwyn Bishop has faced fierce criticism since it emerged last month that ...

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian officials

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Egyptian state television aired live ...

  • Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out ...

  • As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) — On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he ...

  • First race back for Triple Crown winners usually a success

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — American Pharoah will attempt to do what many Triple Crown champions have done throughout history — win the first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Racing's 12th Triple Crown winner takes ...

  • Veteran actress to step into Valerie Harper's role in play

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Performer Brenda Vaccaro will replace Valerie Harper in a play in Maine as Harper recovers from an illness and brief hospitalization. The Ogunquit Playhouse says in a release Saturday night that Vaccaro will step into the ...

  • Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban has issued a written statement purportedly quoting Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the notoriously brutal Haqqani insurgent group, in an effort to quell rumors of his death. The statement, posted Sunday to the ...

  • 'Downton' producer open to possibility of big-screen film

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: 'DOWNTON ABBEY,' THE MOVIE? With "Downton Abbey" coming to ...

  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight ...

  • Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday about an officer being shot. ...

  • Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run.

  • AP Source: Seattle nearing extension with Bobby Wagner

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner are close to finalizing a contract extension that would keep the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season. The person spoke ...

  • More on line, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices. Martin ...

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier. Leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of ...

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