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August 20, 2014

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  • US warns that Venezuela is losing airline access

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. That's what the U.S. government is warning. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to take extra care ...

  • Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because ...

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the U.S. economy through a grave crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring ...

  • Nevada's ACT test takers score above US average

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam. A report released this week showed ...

  • AP Top Science News At 12:22 p.m. EDT

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems ...

  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days. Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from ...

  • Global cruise lines set sail for China

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's ...

  • UAE ruler approves sweeping counter-terrorism law

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates has approved a sweeping new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines ...

  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for ...

  • Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bebel Gilberto isn't just about bossa nova. The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician — the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer Miúcha, — describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," ...

  • Joe Gibbs: Tony Stewart is 'a racer's racer'

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver. Stewart has been in isolation since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in an Aug. 8 ...

  • Religion news in brief

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) Captured American journalist's employer seeks prayers BOSTON (AP) — The head of a Boston media firm has asked for prayers for the family of American journalist James Foley. A video released by the extremist group Islamic State purportedly shows Foley ...

  • Nevada prison: Dead inmate had chronic condition

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say a 69-year-old convicted child sex offender who died serving a 50-years-to-life prison sentence had a chronic medical condition. The Nevada Department of Corrections released a statement Tuesday saying an autopsy will ...

  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even ...

  • Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Stone is about to get saucy — she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret." Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday that Stone will make her Broadway debut Nov. 11 as Sally Bowles, taking ...

  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950 as of noon Eastern time ...

  • Lawyer says arrested Americans under suicide watch

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A lawyer says an American couple arrested on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali are being held under a suicide watch. An Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, Haposan Sihombing, ...

  • Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina. Francis ...

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power ...

  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or ...

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