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  • Animal control mistakes life-sized toy for tiger

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police. Turns ...

  • Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol ...

  • Mexico: Shootout in Baja California Sur kills 2 suspects

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say a clash between armed men and police killed two gunmen and wounded an officer in the state of Baja California Sur. State Attorney General Adonai Carrion says the gunbattle took place late ...

  • Lawmakers want to pare down HOAs' power in foreclosure

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers who say a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision gives homeowners associations too much power to foreclose over unpaid dues are pushing a last-minute legislative fix. Republican Assemblyman David Gardner is sponsoring AB359, which would ...

  • Guatemala: Ex-VP's bank accounts frozen amid graft probe

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge on Friday froze bank accounts linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned this month after a corruption scandal reached into her office. Judge Marco Villeda's order covers seven accounts containing some ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 8-8-7 (eight, eight, seven)

  • Canada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting video

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Newly released footage of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack. Police on Friday ...

  • Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says armed men hijacked two buses in the southwestern Baluchistan province and killed 19 passengers. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti says the gunmen let around 50 passengers go after hijacking the buses on ...

  • Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.

  • Russia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage. Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, told reporters Friday that ...

  • Canada strips citizenship from dual-national terror suspects

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Canada has enabled measures to revoke citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason or spying for foreign governments. The government said Friday that Canadian citizenship can now also be revoked from dual citizens for taking up ...

  • Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department says investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a man in Mississippi was a homicide. The agency said in a news release Friday that the civil rights investigation into the ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-05-06-08-09-10-11-15-16-17 (two, five, six, eight, nine, ten, eleven, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen)

  • Experts urge Hungary to probe domestic human trafficking

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A report by the Council of Europe is urging Hungary to investigate the scale of human trafficking within the country, which it says is on the rise. The report issued Friday by the Group of Experts ...

  • Deputies recover body found near Summit

    4 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The Iron County Sheriff's Office is working with Las Vegas police to determine how a man's body ended up near Summit. The Spectrum reports (http://bit.ly/1G860i2) officials say deputies recovered the body that was in advanced ...

  • Croatian war vets end protest after PM promises to meet them

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A dramatic two-day protest by over 100 Croatian war veterans ended Friday after Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic promised he would meet with them and hear their demands for more rights. The nationalist veterans from Croatia's war ...

  • Syrian militants advance after seizing government stronghold

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say militants led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria are advancing in the northwestern province of Idlib after capturing a government stronghold. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said Friday that the ...

  • Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags

    6 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals. Thin plastic shopping bags, ...

  • Tunisia PM: Destroying migrant boats won't stop Europe flow

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister says a European Union proposal to destroy boats used by smugglers to ferry migrants to Europe from Libya probably won't work and is risky because it is similar to military intervention. Prime Minister ...

  • Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Another prominent member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not see re-election in October. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, a former foreign affairs minister and defense minister, will make the announcement later Friday. The prime minister's office ...

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