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  • US senator on visit to Venezuela amid diplomatic detente

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is making a surprise visit to Venezuela amid a U.S. effort to reduce tensions with the South American nation. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is meeting ...

  • Police replace soldiers on security duty in big Rio slum

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro have finished replacing more than 2,000 soldiers who have been stationed in the Mare complex of shantytowns to improve security and drive out the drug gangs that ruled the slum ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 3-3-5 (three, three, five)

  • State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. The release comes as part of a court mandate that the agency release batches of Clinton's email correspondence ...

  • Yemen fighting allows 1,200 prisoners to flee

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says some 1,200 inmates fled a prison in a southwestern city after guards deserted their posts amid fierce fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents. The official says the Tuesday jailbreak in ...

  • Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said among those sent home Tuesday was former ...

  • Suspect handed preliminary charges of murder, terrorism over beheading at French gas factory

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Suspect handed preliminary charges of murder, terrorism over beheading at French gas factory.

  • 1 year after Mexico army slayings, calls for justice mount

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — One year after soldiers killed as many as 15 suspects at a grain warehouse in southern Mexico, many say justice has still not been done. None of the seven soldiers detained has been convicted in the ...

  • Jobs program needed for Syrian refugees, UN official says

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency in Jordan has called for jobs programs for Syrian refugees to deal with the fallout from the protracted Syria crisis and dwindling funding for aid programs. Andrew Harper spoke ...

  • Rights group says airstrikes in Yemen killed many civilians

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human Rights Watch says in a new report that airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Saada city in northern Yemen killed dozens of civilians in an apparent violation of the laws of war. The ...

  • UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths. The U.N. ...

  • Romania Parliament approves new spy chief in blow to premier

    4 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Parliament has approved a new spy chief opposed by the prime minister, dealing a blow to the leader who faces increasing pressure to resign amid a corruption investigation. The vote was a major test for ...

  • Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks in Israeli spy expo

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology has offered a rare peek into the secretive world of Israeli espionage and special forces operations. Some two dozen Israeli companies exhibited their products used by Israeli and international ...

  • Former French security chief Charles Pasqua dies at 88

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Charles Pasqua, a French Resistance fighter who went on to become the country's top security chief and a powerful player on the right, has died. He was 88. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the death in a ...

  • Turkey fails to elect new speaker in initial voting

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has failed to elect its new speaker after two rounds of voting that were being watched for an early indication of the Turkish parties' strength in the coalition-building process. Ismet Yilmaz, the ruling party's ...

  • Tunisian official says beach gunman trained in Libya, at the same time as museum attacker

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian official says beach gunman trained in Libya, at the same time as museum attacker.

  • Indonesian air force spokesman says death toll in military plane crash has risen to 74

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian air force spokesman says death toll in military plane crash has risen to 74.

  • Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

    7 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina ...

  • New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Pointing to New Mexico's slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited the state last year, making it a record-breaking year for tourism. Martinez said that's ...

  • Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. Ray ...

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