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  • Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in ...

  • Australian minister resigns for breaching code of conduct

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An embattled Australian government minister has resigned for breaching ministerial standards through a business trip to China, clearing the way for the prime minister to announce a final Cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections due this year. ...

  • France consulting on new UN resolution on Burundi violence

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France is consulting United Nations Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international involvement in Burundi, and Britain says it could include "a policing element." Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft ...

  • Taiwanese leaders and victims' families hold quake memorial

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese leaders and relatives have held a memorial service for victims of last weekend's earthquake that claimed at least 94 lives. President Ma Ying-jeou and president-elect Tsai Ing-wen attended the Friday ceremony, offering flowers and shaking ...

  • Japanese lawmaker pushing women's rights resigns over affair

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A married Japanese ruling party lawmaker has resigned for allegedly having an affair while publicly announcing he would seek to take paternity leave to promote women's rights. Kensuke Miyazaki bowed repeatedly and apologized profusely at a news ...

  • Britain hopes UN will agree soon on tough NKorea sanctions

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's United Nations ambassador says he hopes the U.N. Security Council will agree as soon as possible on a resolution imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear test and long-range ...

  • Drug smuggling charge dropped against 92-year-old Sydney man

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a charge against a 92-year-old retired surgeon that alleged he had smuggled 1 million Australian dollars ($700,000) in cocaine hidden on bars of soap into Sydney airport. Victor Twartz was due to appear in ...

  • Irish leaders hold 1st TV debate ahead of Feb. 26 election

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland's four major parties have traded blows in the first live debate of the country's Feb. 26 election campaign. Prime Minister Enda Kenny's centrist Fine Gael party seeks to retain power alongside his coalition ...

  • The Latest: Cop guilty of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): 7 p.m. A New York ...

  • Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope

    6 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Executive ...

  • Kerry: Diplomats agree to implement "cessation of hostilities" in Syria, aim to start in a week's time

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — Kerry: Diplomats agree to implement "cessation of hostilities" in Syria, aim to start in a week's time.

  • GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against ...

  • National Park Service, Google sharing US artifacts online

    8 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home. The federal agency and the technology giant announced a partnership Thursday in which images of more than 3,800 ...

  • 3 killed in attack on customs post in central Mali

    9 hours ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's Defense Ministry and a witness say three people have been killed in the central Mopti region by armed men attacking a customs post. Col. Diarran Kone, spokesman for Mali's Defense Ministry, said Thursday that two ...

  • Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

    9 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided to nominate John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration. King has served as acting secretary since Arne Duncan ...

  • Judge orders Clinton's last emails public before Super Tues.

    9 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton's remaining emails from her time as secretary of state to be released by the end of the month, just before the presidential primary day known as Super Tuesday. The State ...

  • Man on trial charged with abducting teen he later married

    10 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors saw Isidro Garcia as a doting father who liked to host parties at his home with the wife he adored. But it was all a facade, according to prosecutors, who say the wife was 15 ...

  • Clinton, Sanders to debate after splitting contests

    10 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — After splitting the first two voting contests, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night. Both candidates are jockeying for an advantage ...

  • Moroccan freed from Guantanamo now out of jail in homeland

    10 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was jailed again after returning to Morocco in September has been released, but still waits to learn whether he will be charged with "conspiring against national security." Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, ...

  • Syrian saved from tip of submerged boat unsure of future

    11 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BALIKESIR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian man saved in a dramatic rescue operation following a migrant boat accident says his goal was to reach Germany but now he is unsure of his future. Pelan Huseyin, 20, was rescued by a ...

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