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  • Marathon bombing suspect due in court Thursday

    9 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been seen in public since he was arraigned on 30 federal charges in July 2013, when he still bore signs of the bloody standoff with police that led to ...

  • Russian sailors leaving French port without warship

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Russian sailors are leaving a French Atlantic port without the French-made warship they were supposed to take home. France suspended the delivery of the ship to Russia "until further notice" last month because of the conflict in ...

  • Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country ...

  • Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing ...

  • Portugal gov't issues order to stop airline strike

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government has issued an executive order to stop a planned four-day strike by national airline staff during the busy Christmas holiday season. Unions representing most of state-owned TAP Air Portugal's 7,500 or so employees, including ...

  • Police: 3 killed as car hits people leaving church

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say three people — including two women in their 80s — were killed when a driver struck a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended. Redondo Beach police ...

  • Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial. Rizwan Abbasi says judge Kausar Abbas in Thursday's hearing held in the garrison city of Rawalpindi found ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 8:17 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama's Cuba push reignites political debate over American relations with communist nation Cubans hope for better future with renewal of relations with US 10 Things to Know for Today AP IMPACT: At least 786 kids die of abuse or neglect ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:17 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect 'Stand your ground' defense fails in Montana murder trial Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form 14 charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64 N Korea-linked Sony hack may ...

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies ...

  • EU bans investment in Crimean, targets tourism

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed a ban on investment in Crimea, and other economic sanctions including measures aimed at keeping tourists away. The new measures on investment, services and trade, announced Thursday, beef up the EU's previous ...

  • AP Top Political News At 8:11 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy Obama reignites political debate over Cuba AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking Sony emails show a studio ripe for ...

  • Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous." Carter rejects accusations that President Barack Obama is appeasing Cuba's ...

  • In botched cyberattack on Syria group, some see hand of IS

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious software to its arsenal. Internet watchdog Citizen Lab says an attempt to hack into systems operated by dissidents ...

  • AP Top News at 8:10 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama reignites political debate over Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary ...

  • UK police probe murder claims in child abuse case

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating three allegations of murder as part of an inquiry into claims that prominent people sexually abused children several decades ago. London's Metropolitan Police force says a man who says he was ...

  • Man dies 2 weeks after police used stun gun on him

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner is reviewing the case of a 28-year-old man who died about two weeks after sheriff's deputies used a stun gun on him. The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1J7EdwP) reports the incident happened Dec. 1 ...

  • Gulf stocks gain with Dubai closing 13 percent up

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's main stock market has gained 13 percent after closing at its lowest point of the year earlier in the week. Abu Dhabi's stock market also closed 6.7 percent higher on Thursday while the ...

  • Egypt sends 41 Islamists to prison for rioting

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — A criminal court in southern Egypt has convicted 41 Islamists on charges of rioting in August last year, and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from one to 15 years. Prosecutors in the city of Assiut ...

  • AP Top International News At 7:42 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba N Korea-linked Sony hack may be ...

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