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  • Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

    7 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis ...

  • Lawmakers unveil plan to close entertainment tax loopholes

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are unveiling changes to Nevada's live entertainment tax that they say will capture revenue from an evolving entertainment landscape and close confusing loopholes. Republican Sen. Mark Lipparelli presented the much-anticipated changes on Thursday as ...

  • 8-foot-tall typewriter coming to Boston

    8 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Get ready to break out the white-out Boston. An 8-foot-tall typewriter is coming to the Rose F. Kenney Greenway this summer. A group of artists and designers is building a 24-to-1-scale model of a 1927 Underwood Standard ...

  • Clinton to unveil platform at June campaign kickoff rally

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect ...

  • 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq

    10 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late ...

  • Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27.

  • 200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million. Col. Rommel Tapia, head of ...

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — The lawyer for the man in the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals says his client has died at 93. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a ...

  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    13 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led ...

  • Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor

    14 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor.

  • Lithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee'

    14 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states. Linas ...

  • Oxford University nominates 1st female vice-chancellor

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Oxford University has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its history. The university said Louise Richardson, currently the principal of Scotland's University of St. Andrews, is set to take up the university's second-highest role at the start ...

  • O'Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC

    15 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign. The launch of Generation Forward came two days before a scheduled news ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

    15 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 8-15-34-53-59, Powerball: 23 (eight, fifteen, thirty-four, fifty-three, fifty-nine, Powerball: twenty-three) Estimated jackpot: $154 million ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize      No. AZ Winners Jackpot                         0 5 of 5 $1,000,000              0 ...

  • UK defense chief dismisses nuclear fleet safety worries

    16 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense secretary has dismissed a whistleblower's warnings about the safety of the country's nuclear fleet. Michael Fallon says a Defense Ministry investigation into claims by Able Seaman William McNeilly has found that they were either incorrect ...

  • Belarus sentences man with opposition tattoo

    16 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A court in Belarus has added two years and stiffer conditions to the prison sentence of an opposition activist known for a chest tattoo calling for the ouster of the country's authoritarian president. Yuri Rubtsov already ...

  • Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in east

    16 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials and tribesmen say Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in their northern Yemeni stronghold as fighting raged in an oil-rich eastern province. The officials say warplanes on Thursday fired at least 20 missiles in Saada, ...

  • Finland's new justice minister supportive of death penalty

    16 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's incoming justice minister from the populist Finns Party says he approves of the death penalty in "some circumstances." Jari Lindstrom was expressing his personal opinion and not speaking on behalf of the incoming government. He said ...

  • Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness

    17 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play. The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir ...

  • License decision on Ukraine TV station postponed

    17 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government broadcasting licensing authority has postponed a hearing on whether to rescind the license of one of the country's most popular TV channels. The national television and radio broadcasting council was to meet Thursday but ...

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