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  • CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN has changed its criteria for who qualifies for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 prime-time affair. The news network announced the change ...

  • Charges sought against Brazil's former chief-of-staff

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say they have asked prosecutors to file charges against former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras. Dirceu is the most ...

  • Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet. Carson's campaign told The Associated Press that he raised $6 million for his 2016 Republican ...

  • Protests block Guatemala Congress as impeachment considered

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Protesters backing Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina are blocking access to Congress where lawmakers are scheduled to consider a move to withdraw his immunity from prosecution in a widening corruption scandal. A number of other people ...

  • US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week. A spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on ...

  • Shots fired from Syria kill Turkish soldier

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The military says a Turkish soldier was killed from shots fired from Islamic State-controlled area across the border in Syria. A second soldier is reported missing. The military said the incident occurred Tuesday at a border ...

  • Moldovan police chief briefly detained at Moscow airport

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Authorities say Moldova's police chief was detained for three hours at an airport in Moscow before being released. Interim police chief Gheorghe Cavaliuc was stopped by Russian border police Tuesday and held at Domodedovo airport. He ...

  • Trump, other non-Texans may have Cruz defending home turf

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In tea party friendly Texas, no political star has burned brighter in recent years than Republican Ted Cruz. But he may soon be finding himself defending his home turf. The first-term senator gave a speech Tuesday ...

  • Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday it has filed ...

  • Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag

    5 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel is urging the United Nations secretary-general and General Assembly president to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters. Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor accused the Palestinians in letters to the U.N. ...

  • Bush-Trump dispute intensifies, Bush hitting back harder

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The feud between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush appears to be intensifying. Bush's 2016 presidential campaign has put out a video that shows Trump talking more like a Democrat than a Republican. And while campaigning in Miami ...

  • Correction: Great Escape anniversary story

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a story from March 25, 2014, about a 1944 escape of Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner camp, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nationality of one of the survivors. He was Dutch, not Danish. ...

  • NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp 'personhood' case

    6 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group seeking "legal personhood" for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in New York's highest court. The Court of Appeals, without comment Tuesday, declined to hear the appeal by The Nonhuman Rights Project on ...

  • UK police: Mother, 4 children detained in Turkey

    6 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say a mother and her four young children from London who were believed to be on their way to Syria have been detained in Turkey. British counter-terrorism officials appealed for information after the 33-year-old woman ...

  • Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world. The government announced ...

  • Kuwait refers 26 to court following major weapons bust

    6 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's public prosecutor says his office has referred 26 people to court on allegations that include illegal weapons possession, committing acts harmful to the country's unity, and having "furtive contacts" with Iran and the Lebanese militant ...

  • Palestinians: Abbas says won't seek top PLO, Fatah posts

    7 hours ago

    (AP) RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two officials say Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told confidants he won't seek re-election to the top posts in the Palestine Liberation Organization or his Fatah movement in upcoming elections. Abbas would retain his most ...

  • Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he's been in elected office since he was 25 years old. The 47-year-old Republican presidential candidate says in an interview with CNBC that he ...

  • UN agency predicts El Nino to be among strongest since 1950

    7 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Experts at the World Meteorological Organization say the El Nino event may be on track for one of the strongest in more than a half-century. The Geneva-based U.N. body says ocean and atmosphere conditions over the tropical ...

  • UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple 'intolerable'

    8 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the U.N. cultural agency says Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the Temple of Bel, one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments. The militants used explosives ...

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