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  • UK police charge 3 with terrorism offenses in Birmingham

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels. West Midlands Police said Thursday the three have been charged ...

  • Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outraged Oklahoma lawmakers say they'll move quickly to change a loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law after the state's highest criminal court found it doesn't apply to cases where the victim is unconscious or intoxicated. ...

  • Afghan prosecutor shot dead in western Herat province

    7 hours ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the chief prosecutor for Herat province has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen in western Afghanistan. Ghulam Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says Samiuddin Raheein was killed close ...

  • Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) KRNJACA, Serbia (AP) — She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa. Serbia for the country where she was born just a few days ago, Merkel for the leader of Germany, ...

  • Africa's longest-serving leader extends rule in Eq Guinea

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa's longest-serving leader is extending his rule further as election officials say the president of Equatorial Guinea has won another term. Teodoro Obiang, 73, took power in Equatorial Guinea back in 1979 following a military coup. ...

  • Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

    7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that former House Speaker John Boehner let his "inner Trump come out" when he called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a talk to students at Stanford University. Responding ...

  • Italy, Austria seek to avoid Brenner Pass closure

    7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior ministry says that Italy and Austria have reached terms to avoid closure of the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass border crossing that is an important conduit for tourists and goods transiting Europe. Angelino Alfano said in ...

  • Kenya: Large pyres set up for massive burn of ivory

    7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single destruction of ivory in history. In ...

  • UN votes to wrap up Ivory Coast peacekeeping mission in 2017

    7 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to wrap up its 12-year peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast next year. The vote is a sign of confidence in the West African nation's progress toward peace after ...

  • British officials deny reports of security breach

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British officials have admitted that a computer system used to screen for extremists crashed briefly but deny newspaper claims that national security was compromised. The Home Office Thursday challenged The Daily Telegraph's claim that the failure of ...

  • Israel rejects French peace effort proposal

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has rejected a French initiative aimed at restarting peace efforts with the Palestinians, saying direct negotiations are the best way to reach a final agreement between the sides. Paris is to host an international meeting in ...

  • Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province. Ontario Provincial Police said Thursday the investigation involved 274 charges against 80 people, including one youth. ...

  • Cologne attacks suspect nabbed in Switzerland

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man wanted in connection with the New Year's attacks in Cologne has been arrested in Switzerland. Police in Konstanz say the 19-year-old was observed shoplifting at a store in the southern German town Wednesday before ...

  • Surgeon makes tourism ad after Rhode Island's Iceland flop

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An oral surgeon made a Rhode Island tourism ad and paid for it to air on television following the botched rollout of the state's own tourism campaign that featured an image of Iceland. A tourism video ...

  • Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London

    8 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Under scrutiny in Europe for its handling of the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities are seeking to focus attention on the fate of an Egyptian who died in a London fire. The ...

  • Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders, vows crackdown

    8 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A leader of Fulani herdsmen in southeastern Nigeria has blamed "criminals and mercenaries" for an attack police say killed 20 people this week. The attack on Monday in Enugu state has been widely blamed on armed ...

  • All shaken up: Owner reunited with sentimental snow globe

    8 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When a man was forced to throw away a liquid-filled snow globe before going through security at a Florida airport, he was heartbroken: It had been a gift from his mother to celebrate his and ...

  • The Latest: Biden, Iraqi prime minister meet in Baghdad

    9 hours ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq (all times local): 6 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY'-dahr ahl ah-BAH'-dee) to discuss resolving Iraq's political crisis. The ...

  • Polish president OKs new judge for top court as crisis grows

    9 hours ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Thursday swore in a new judge to the Constitutional Tribunal as political conflict over appointments to the court seeped down to local authority level. The conservative ruling Law and Justice party and the ...

  • Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

    9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug money between the U.S. and Mexico. Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega entered the plea Wednesday ...

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