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  • Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country's biggest recovery of stolen artifacts. The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that the operation ...

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in Mexico

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said. Henry Solis, 27, was captured by Mexican security forces in the border ...

  • Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes. Amnesty International ...

  • Envoys from S. Korea, US and Japan discuss N. Korean threat

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    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are meeting for talks on North Korea amid worries about the country's atomic weapons programs. Wednesday's meeting in Seoul comes after North Korea recently ...

  • Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — States may cap political donors' campaign contributions only if they can show that those limits are preventing corruption or the appearance of corruption, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling, which affects the nine states ...

  • California man collapses, dies at Grand Canyon National Park

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an 82-year-old California man has died after collapsing near the visitor center. Park officials identified the man Tuesday as Khushalbai F. Patel, of Pleasanton, who was ...

  • McConnell: 2016 goal is to maintain, not grow, GOP majority

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Mitch McConnell says he expects to maintain but not grow the U.S. Senate's Republican majority next year. The Senate majority leader said Tuesday the GOP's chances of gaining seats are "pretty slim" because Republicans must defend ...

  • Time Warner Cable, McDermott are big market movers

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Time Warner Cable Inc., up $12.42 to $183.60 The cable company is being bought by rival ...

  • AP NewsBreak: Russia, US close on Iran 'snap-back' sanctions

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Officials say Moscow and Washington are nearing agreement on a formula that bridges differences over U.S. demands to quickly re-impose U.N. sanctions if Iran violates its commitments under a nuclear deal. Washington sees a "snap-back" mechanism that ...

  • Mexican rights agency condemns violence, probes shootout

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's governmental human rights commission says it condemns violent incidents like a shootout between federal police and suspected criminals that left 42 suspects and one policeman dead. The rights commission said Tuesday it has opened a ...

  • Libya's internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate prime minister

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate prime minister.

  • First count shows Bouterse party gets majority in Suriname

    5 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Preliminary results show that the party of former military dictator Desi Bouterse has obtained the majority of Parliament seats in the South American country of Suriname. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that Bouterse's National ...

  • UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered the postponement of a Yemen conference aimed at restoring peace following a request from Yemen's government and other parties for more time to prepare. The peace talks had been scheduled to ...

  • Egypt president to respond to emails from public in speeches

    7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian president's media office says that an email address will be created to receive letters from citizens so that he can answer them in monthly speeches. A statement Tuesday said that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is keen ...

  • 14-year-old planned to blow up Austrian train station

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has found a 14-year-old boy guilty of planning to blow up Vienna's main railway station after being radicalized by Islamic extremists. The court also found the defendant guilty of planning to join extremist fighters ...

  • Brazil leads way in Latin America in taking Syrian refugees

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — The comfortable life Muna Hassan Derweech and her family enjoyed in the Syrian port city of Latakia collapsed in 2013 amid civil war. Now, she, her husband and their four children have joined nearly 2,000 other ...

  • Suspected Camorra boss arrested in Brazil after 30-year run

    7 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — A suspected boss of the Naples-based organized crime syndicate known as the Camorra was arrested Tuesday in Brazil after more than 30 years on the run, police said. Brazil's Federal Police said Pasquale Scotti was arrested ...

  • Syria says air support to rebels would be 'aggression'

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's deputy foreign minister says air support provided by any country to rebels fighting against Islamic State extremists would be considered an "aggression." Faisal Mekdad's comments on Tuesday were in response to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...

  • Reindeer and northern lights on summer hike in Arctic Circle

    8 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ABISKO, Sweden (AP) — A multi-day hike above the Arctic Circle is no place for an iPhone to die. "There goes my camera," I thought, and yet the loss was freeing. I was out of Internet and mobile phone range ...

  • Report: German man loses legs, arm in streetcar accident

    8 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A 20-year-old German man lost both legs and an arm after becoming pinned between two streetcar wagons and dragged three kilometers (nearly two miles) through a western German city until a passenger noticed and pulled the emergency ...

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