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  • British rights activist on trial in Thai court

    6 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the Thai company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. ...

  • Mexico turns to army, drones for security

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government say it is increasingly using the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of Marine forces. In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, President ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 02-08-19-23-36 (two, eight, nineteen, twenty-three, thirty-six) The numbers are listed in sequential order, but any combination wins.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:1 Gold Rush-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:40.96 (1st: 1 Gold Rush, 2nd: 7 Eureka, 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; Race Time: ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were: 4-4-3-2 (four, four, three, two) Ticket-holders with all four winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts are ...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister ...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    8 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed ...

  • Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

    8 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. One of those taken from the boat died while being taken ...

  • Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

    8 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of ...

  • Maine ready for colorful fall foliage season

    8 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — As summer winds down, Maine conservation officials say they're expecting a vibrant fall foliage season. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Office of Tourism will begin releasing their weekly fall foliage ...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer, National ...

  • Ski resort to offer Utah's longest zip line tour

    8 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort has announced plans to add one of the longest zip line tours in the country. Resort officials say construction is scheduled to begin in September on the 2-mile zip line tour, which ...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    8 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to ...

  • 'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    8 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was the location of the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" movie, inspired ...

  • Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

    8 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting ...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    9 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported late Monday that the man, who cannot be identified for legal ...

  • New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder. John Tully was arrested Monday evening following a seven-hour manhunt that kept ...

  • Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

    10 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons). Seized in a raid last week, the drugs ...

  • McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

    10 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 5:17 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves Bouchard loses to Makarova in US Open's 4th round Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready Stewart back ...

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