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  • Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of FDR, dies at 86

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Curtis Roosevelt, who lived in the White House as a child when his grandfather was president and worked for two decades at the United Nations, has died at 86. The oldest grandchild of Franklin D. and Eleanor ...

  • The Latest: Clinton raises $154 million in September

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 campaign (all times EDT): 4 p.m. Hillary Clinton's campaign says she raised $154 million last month for her presidential bid. September was Clinton's best fundraising month yet, landing $84 million plus another ...

  • Republic of Congo police say 14 killed in train attack

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Republic of Congo police say 14 people have been killed in an attack on a train in the country's southeast. Police officials said Saturday that Friday's attack took place near the Mindouli train station ...

  • Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday. Jacob had ...

  • Congo plans to delay a national vote for 2 years to 2018

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's electoral commission president says a national election, originally scheduled for November this year, will likely take place at the end of 2018 — a two-year delay likely to cause more unrest in the tense central ...

  • Life normal in Pakistani Kashmir, but tense on Indian side

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGSAR, Pakistan (AP) — Life seems quite normal in the villages along the Pakistani side of Kashmir. But on the Indian side, villagers are spending sleepless nights in temporary shelters amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. On the ...

  • Judge orders reopening of El Salvador military massacre case

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge in El Salvador is reopening a probe into one of the most notorious massacres in recent history: the murder of hundreds of people in the village of El Mozote. Human rights advocate ...

  • Pakistanis turn flag ceremony near Indian border into rally

    4 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WAGHA, Pakistan (AP) — A routine daily flag-lowering ceremony at an Indian-Pakistani border crossing has become a show of strength and patriotism on the Pakistani side thanks to simmering tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Thousands of Pakistanis thronged the ...

  • Turkish leader accuses EU of insincerity on visa promise

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the European Union wants to back out of lifting visa restrictions for Turks — a key incentive offered Turkey in a deal to stop thousands of migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece. ...

  • Missouri woman accuses fellow Legislature candidate of rape

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman running for a seat in the Missouri Legislature has accused a fellow Democratic candidate of raping her. Cora Faith Walker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2dztzc5 ) that the attack happened the night of ...

  • Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, 3 hamlets evacuated

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico have led authorities to evacuate two small hamlets on the volcano's slopes. The government of the state of Colima said 230 people had been evacuated from the hamlet ...

  • French police clash with protesters backing Calais migrants

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) CALAIS, France (AP) — French police have fired tear gas and water cannons on protesters defending migrants in the northern city of Calais as the government prepares to shut down the city's notorious migrant camp. The demonstrators — including activists ...

  • Syrians refuse attempted relocation along Jordan border

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan are refusing to move five kilometers (3.1 miles) west to a soon-to-be opened aid distribution center. Videos sent to the Associated Press on Saturday showed a protest against any ...

  • Ukrainian rebels, govt report partial weapons withdrawal

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels say they have pulled back heavy weapons in only one out of three planned locations on the front line in eastern Ukraine. Both sides in the conflict that has killed more ...

  • Tall fish tale: Tourists fooled by octopus ferry disaster

    6 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new museum and memorial in New York City dedicated to the memory of 400 passengers who perished at the tentacles of a giant ferry-attacking octopus in 1963. But don't worry if you've never heard ...

  • Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis

    6 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is promising to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children. The United Nations has warned ...

  • Spain's divided Socialists to vote in leadership battle

    6 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Rent by internal divisions, members of Spain's Socialist Party are voting Saturday to decide if they will keep or oust leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been blocking acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from building a minority ...

  • Serbia to keep Kosovo police official in 30-day detention

    6 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has ordered a senior Kosovo police official to be detained for 30 days to prevent him from fleeing after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism. The arrest of Nehat Thaci, the head of ...

  • Roadside bomb hits security vehicle in Egypt's Sinai, 9 hurt

    6 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Police in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula say nine policemen have been wounded when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic State militants. A statement by local ...

  • Afghan military kill 6 security forces in air strike mistake

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says five soldiers and a police officer were killed in an air strike carried out by an Afghan military helicopter in western Farah province. The ministry said in a statement Saturday the ...

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