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  • Air force copters douse massive forest fires in north India

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Massive forest fires are sweeping through the north Indian state of Uttarakhand and have killed at least seven people in recent weeks with no signs of abating. The Indian government joined state firefighters over the weekend ...

  • Police: 2 US missionaries found slain in rural Jamaica

    4 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police in Jamaica say two U.S. missionaries have been found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. In a Sunday statement, the Jamaica Constabulary ...

  • Colombia deports man called Peru's most-wanted drug lord

    8 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police have announced the capture of a man described as Peru*s most-wanted drug trafficker. Officials say Gerson Galvez, or alias "Caracol," was arrested at a Medellin shopping center and expelled on Sunday to Peru because ...

  • 5-year-old boy fatally mauled in Greece by Rottweiler dogs

    9 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by two Rottweiler dogs. Police said the boy and his mother were visiting a friend for the Orthodox Easter festivities in the northern village of ...

  • Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer. The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face ...

  • Kurdish group claims attack in Turkish city of Bursa

    11 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Turkish city of Bursa that wounded 13 people earlier this week. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, also known as TAK, issued a statement on Sunday ...

  • Saudi police capture man wanted for bombing, assassination

    13 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a number of terrorist acts, including a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque inside a special forces compound, killing 15 people ...

  • Yemen security chief in Aden survives suicide attack, 5 dead

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's security directorate in Aden says a suicide bomber attacked the security chief's motorcade in the southern port city, killing five of his bodyguards. In a statement, it says Shallal Shayei was unharmed in Sunday's attack, ...

  • Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group

    14 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland. The members of the Russian Night Wolves had hoped to cross Poland as part of a ride paying homage ...

  • 6 people, including 4 children die, in Florida car wreck

    14 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say six people, including four children, have been killed in a highway crash in South Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash involving a minivan and an SUV occurred Saturday on Interstate 95 in ...

  • Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town

    14 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters stormed Runirgod, in the ...

  • The Latest: Top adviser says Trump will help GOP lawmakers

    14 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 11:06 a.m. Donald Trump's top adviser says the GOP front-runner is willing to help House and Senate Republicans raise ...

  • Grenade explodes during drunken argument in Russia; 1 killed

    14 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Local police say a grenade explosion during a drunken argument in Russia's north has killed one person and wounded four others. Police said Sunday that the argument at a village bus stop about 150 kilometers (95 miles) ...

  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after taking year off

    15 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. The White House announced the news on Sunday. Malia is the eldest of the Obamas' two daughters. She's ...

  • White House: Malia Obama to take a year off before attending Harvard University in 2017

    15 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Malia Obama to take a year off before attending Harvard University in 2017.

  • Frenchman flies more than a mile on a hoverboard

    15 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a hoverboard in an apparent new world record. The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky Zapata travelled 2,252 meters (7,388 feet) ...

  • Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) An appeals court has cleared the way for Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume by rejecting prosecutors' argument that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on classified documents. The United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals denied prosecutors' appeal ...

  • Egypt labor activist says police blocking workers assembly

    15 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An independent Egyptian trade union leader says hundreds of workers from several provinces who came to hold a meeting in Cairo for International Workers' Day have been prevented from assembling by police. Kamal Abbas, of the Center ...

  • Neighbors deny rescue of quake-buried man in Ecuador

    15 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean news media say relatives, neighbors and a nurse are denying reports that a 72-year-old man had been buried in his quake-damaged house for two weeks before being rescued. The major newspaper El Universo says relatives ...

  • Trump to use Sanders' 'unqualified' comment against Clinton

    16 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Look out for Bernie Sanders to help front-runner Donald Trump compete against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Not purposely, of course. But the Republican front-runner says that he'll use Sanders' sound bite calling Clinton unqualified later in the campaign. ...

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