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  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on ...

  • 2 painters killed in Ohio water tower accident

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower. The Butler County sheriff's office says the men fell some 100 feet after their scaffolding failed in a ...

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified ...

  • Goffin beats Coric to reach Swiss Indoors final

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — David Goffin kept up his remarkable form as he beat teenage wild card Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach the Swiss Indoors final. It was Goffin's 43rd victory in 45 matches since his straight-sets ...

  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit ...

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the ...

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than ...

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth "How does it feel to ...

  • Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman. Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a statement Saturday morning that the on-scene investigation ...

  • Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad. Iraqi police officials say the attack took place Friday afternoon when a suicide bomber set off his explosives belt at a gathering ...

  • Extremists shell northern Syrian town

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops. Idriss Nassan, a senior official in Kobani, said the Saturday ...

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a ...

  • Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence. The attorney general's office says the four face first-degree robbery charges after using a ...

  • Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election, which appears all but assured. ...

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Campaigning material was taken down across the country Saturday in line with ...

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    4 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the ...

  • Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

    4 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy. He scarcely mentions his many years on the House and Senate agriculture committees ...

  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. "Without the athletes, the games ...

  • Australia's Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 8 shots

    4 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship. The 19-year-old Australian took a 1-shot lead into the third round ...

  • Saturday's Sports Scoreboard

    5 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern World Series Kansas City vs San Francisco, 8:07 p.m. National Football League No games today. National Basketball Association Preseason No games today. National Hockey League Buffalo vs San Jose, 4 p.m. Boston vs Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas ...

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