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  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina ...

  • GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Early returns are trickling in as Georgia Republicans await the outcome of an expensive, bitter Senate primary runoff between businessman David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. Perdue led an initial primary in May, but neither candidate ...

  • Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    8 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April ...

  • Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young man has died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes. CalFire Coastside Capt. Jonathan Cox ...

  • AP Top Business News At 7 p.m. EDT

    9 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession Protect yourself from identity theft Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition Solid earnings drive more ...

  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    9 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court ...

  • Physician detained for defaming Ecuador president

    9 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa. The arrest was confirmed Tuesday on the Interior Ministry's ...

  • Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Vice President Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs. It's a move that could help Biden fashion himself as a more liberal alternative ...

  • Qatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talks

    9 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A senior Saudi official says Qatar's emir has flown to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip. The crown prince and deputy crown ...

  • Puerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs

    9 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago ...

  • Mexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat

    10 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, as a growing movement to ban circus animals meets growing anger from circus workers. The head of the nation's circus owners' association said Tuesday that there have been messages posted ...

  • General: Guard to take observation role at border

    10 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission. Texas Adjutant General ...

  • At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

    10 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post. Police officials say there was a long line of cars ...

  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    11 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape. ...

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who ...

  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    11 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's haphazard ...

  • US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring

    11 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland have been indicted, authorities said Tuesday. The indictment charges members of ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    11 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 9-8-1 (nine, eight, one)

  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    12 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary ...

  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    12 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation ...

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