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  • Macedonian premier, opposition leader, go to court

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    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian court is hearing a private lawsuit by the country's prime minister against the opposition leader for alleged slanderous allegations concerning a bank sale. Governing conservative leader Nikola Gruevski is seeking €50,000 in compensation from ...

  • Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

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    (AP) NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens. In fields around the ...

  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

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    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-05-07-10-12-13-15-16-19-20 (one, five, seven, ten, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 10-17-27-32-40 (ten, seventeen, twenty-seven, thirty-two, forty) Estimated jackpot: $473,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator

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    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian senator says thousands of people are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic militants. Sen. Ali Ndume said Tuesday the military is claiming it has ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 2:10 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds Irsay pleads guilty to misdemeanor in drug case Peng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis US Open 15-year-old CiCi Bellis loses ...

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

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    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in ...

  • AP Top International News At 1:37 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Video purports to show beheading of US journalist Group says world is losing battle against Ebola Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike Syrian ...

  • Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license

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    (AP) CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic last spring. The ...

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until ...

  • AP Top Business News At 1:05 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits US stock market turns lower in midday trading Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline Politico founder ...

  • Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. ...

  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in northern Mali, 6 hurt

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    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says at least four peacekeepers are dead and six have been seriously wounded after their convoy hit a mine in the country's violent north. Olivier Salgado said ...

  • After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by ...

  • Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government says it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five ...

  • 3 Frenchmen arrested over hedgehog hunting

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's animal protection society says it's filed a lawsuit against three men arrested last month in a northwestern Paris suburb for illegally hunting hedgehogs to eat. Tamara Guelton of the Animal Protection Society says they were contacted ...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85 kph) and some strengthening was possible as Dolly's center approaches the coast in ...

  • APNewsbreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her ...

  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

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    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. The fighting erupted late on Monday, ...

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