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  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate. HHS spokeswoman Dori Salcido said in an email Thursday night to The Associated Press that Sebelius ...

  • Algeria's ailing president wins 4th term

    7 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote. His chief opponent, Ali Benflis, already criticized the election as marked by "fraud on a ...

  • Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote.

  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    8 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year. Axelrod will join Labour's election campaign team as senior ...

  • US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5

    8 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5.

  • Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north. Tuareg rebels, who want an independent homeland in Mali's north, launched a rebellion in 2012 ...

  • Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital. There is no immediate word of damage or casualties and seismologists have not yet issued a calculation of its power or epicenter. Mexico City is vulnerable even to ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 10:30 a.m. EDT

    20 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West? Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for ...

  • NY, Ontario events mark War of 1812 bicentennial

    9 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Battle re-enactments, tours, exhibits and other events are set for this year's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The U.S. and Britain fought some of the war's bloodiest battles two centuries ago this ...

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone ...

  • Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs

    10 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs.

  • 57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    10 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. But ...

  • UK looking into death of teenager in Syria

    10 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria. British media identified the teen as 18-year-old Abdullah Deghayes, who was due to go to university but had run away from his ...

  • Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts

    11 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports. Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement Friday that ...

  • Turkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan

    11 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year. Gul said Friday he opposes a model similar to ...

  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Police officers say the explosion took place in the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhood of ...

  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    12 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. Prosecutors said Friday that they ...

  • Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank

    12 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.

  • 7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

    12 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh ...

  • Al-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syria

    13 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria. The spokesman for the Islamic State of ...

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