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  • Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say they have foiled a bomb attack by a far-left militant group planned for the weekend. They say the suspected target was the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party, which heads the ...

  • Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign.

  • Hong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters.

  • AP Top Business News At 11:38 a.m. EDT

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer Sears to raise cash through Canadian ops sale US factory orders posted record drop in August MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project Applications ...

  • RNC chair releases GOP goals as elections approach

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is outlining a series of "unifying goals" for the GOP that include an improved immigration system, a strong national defense and conservative family values. He delivered a speech at Georgetown University ...

  • Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) BOYARKA, Ukraine (AP) — Since Ukraine's conflict with Russia erupted, Oleksandr Federenko has gone from village kid to army cadet, trading computer games for knife-throwing classes and morning marches. He is only 13. Federenko's shy laugh and wisp of upper ...

  • Hong Kong police, protesters brace for conflict

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters prepared face masks and goggles and police brought in supplies of tear gas and other riot gear as tensions grew Thursday in a standoff outside of the government headquarters. Police warned of ...

  • Lawyer: Bahrain rights activist detained for tweet

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The defense lawyer for the head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights says his client was ordered detained for seven days over a tweet in which he said that many Bahraini men who joined terrorist ...

  • Lesotho to hold early elections in 2015

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A mediator says the southern African country of Lesotho will reconvene parliament this month and hold early elections in February 2015 in an effort to resolve political tension. Elections had previously been scheduled for 2017. Cyril Ramaphosa, ...

  • South Africa: White extremist's house stirs debate

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A proposal to turn the South African home of a slain white extremist into a state-funded museum has angered some South Africans who say certain symbols of their history of racial conflict should not be preserved. The ...

  • Nearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago's airports

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Weather caused delays and nearly 500 flights to be canceled at Chicago airports Thursday. The cancellations came about a week after sabotage at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center caused more than 2,000 canceled flights, disrupting ...

  • Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge. Crews have removed a beaver dam three times since August. Each time the beaver ...

  • New Swedish PM can expect struggle ahead

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven has become Sweden's new prime minister at the head of a weak, left-leaning minority government that is expected to struggle to push its agenda through Parliament. Sweden's Parliament on Thursday approved him as head ...

  • Officials say top militant killed in Egypt's Sinai

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Senior military officials in Egypt say soldiers have killed a top militant in the Sinai Peninsula amid clashes. The officials say that Mohammed Abu Sheeta, a leader of the al-Qaida-inspired group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, was killed ...

  • Iraqi forces clash with IS group over small town

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A military spokesman says fierce clashes are underway between Iraqi forces and extremists from the Islamic State group in and around a small western town. Qassim al-Moussawi says the fighting started at dawn Thursday when the militants, ...

  • For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is "special." Meijer ...

  • Jamaica sets campaign to develop sports tourism

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world's dominant sprinting hothouse. The initiative dubbed Jamaica Sport is part of an effort to diversify the tropical nation's tourism offerings. ...

  • Cuomo announces upstate NY bus tours

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is launching a new bus service that will carry tourists from New York City to destinations upstate and on Long Island. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new I Love New York bus program Wednesday. ...

  • Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was surfing at Wylie Bay in the town ...

  • De Blasio a fan but not a visitor of the High Line

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is a fan of New York City's High Line but says he has never been to the elevated public park. The mayor said Wednesday the popular park has "done a lot of ...

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