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  • Marine's life sentence upheld in prostitute murder

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMP SMITH, Hawaii (AP) — The commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific is upholding the life sentence and dishonorable discharge of a Marine convicted of murdering a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii. Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'The Pick' game

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday night's $1.6 million drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "The Pick" drawing were: 7, 10, 23, 27, 30, 44. (seven, ten, twenty-three, twenty-seven, thirty, forty-four) Lottery officials said that without a jackpot winner, ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 16-20-31-32-33 (sixteen, twenty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three) Estimated jackpot: $307,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in WEdnesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 4-8-21-38-40, Powerball: 3 (four, eight,twenty-one, thirty-eight, forty, Powerball: three) Estimated jackpot: $100 million ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot 0 5 of ...

  • Hunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster'

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Police and security services in Germany's eastern state of Thuringia bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis, who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree, according to an official report published ...

  • Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was ...

  • Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most ...

  • 5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not ...

  • Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear ...

  • Flights to Libya canceled amid militia fighting

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Tunisia and Egypt have canceled flights to neighboring Libya citing security concerns, as militias battle in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, where a renegade general has launched airstrikes on Islamist militia barracks. Tunisia's ...

  • Kuwait questions 2 on US terror-funding list

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwaiti police have briefly detained and questioned two men designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as financiers of terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. The tiny Gulf emirate has been called the "epicenter" of ...

  • Reports: At least 7 people stabbed in south China

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed in an apparently random attack Thursday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said seven people were slashed in the city's Tianhe district ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 11:18 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck 378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks Stolen shopping ...

  • Sri Lankan activist: Gov't trying to hurt UN probe

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday. Paikiyasothy Saravanamuttu, chief of the independent Sri ...

  • Saudi court sentences 18 to prison for terrorism

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to prison on charges of financing terrorism, collecting information about compounds where foreigners reside, providing hideouts for fugitives and possessing unlicensed weapons. The men, whose nationalities ...

  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is telling jurors that his time in public office took a toll on his marriage. McDonnell went back on the witness stand Thursday as his public corruption trial resumed in federal ...

  • Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist, capsizes boat

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials in Nepal say a tourist from United States died while trying to cross a flooded river in western Nepal and an overcrowded boat crossing another swollen river capsized leaving at least two people missing. Police ...

  • Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed for "understanding" Thursday while the Amphipolis excavation ...

  • AP Top Business News At 10 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month Stocks open higher; S&P 500 heading for a ...

  • Indonesia court rejects election loser's appeal

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month's polls. The verdict Thursday removes any lingering uncertainty around the victory of former Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, ...

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