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  • AP names Victor Caivano director for Southern Cone

    5 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Victor Caivano, a veteran photographer who has led photo coverage for The Associated Press in Spain and Brazil, has been named news director for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. The appointment ...

  • Flights still canceled in Chicago after sabotage

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Department of Aviation data show flights are still canceled at O'Hare International Airport after sabotage last week at a suburban air traffic control center. The department said Wednesday morning that O'Hare had more than 170 canceled ...

  • British warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq

    6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days. RAF Akrotiri station commander ...

  • East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

    6 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem. In a statement Wednesday, the municipality said Deputy Mayor Kobi Kahlon has signed an order approving ...

  • Officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 13

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad. Several cars were damaged in the attack on Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed the casualty ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 11:30 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember Buffalo grain silos being turned into huge beer ad Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations FTC to retailers: Drop ...

  • APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned. The Wiesenthal Center's ...

  • Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The director of the organization tasked with dismantling Syria's chemical weapons facilities says the work is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November. ...

  • AP Top International News At 11:12 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47 Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible APNewsBreak: ...

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem. A draft resolution circulated to council members ...

  • AP Top Business News At 10:43 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Pace of US factory activity slipped in September US construction spending down 0.8 percent Stocks sink on US, European economic worries GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars GM's US sales up 19 percent in September Truck ...

  • NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

    8 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new chief is calling on Russia to comply with international law, but says there's now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West. "We see opportunity in the cease-fire that has now been established ...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other ...

  • Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

    8 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. People on ...

  • Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

    8 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died ...

  • Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88. Mock's grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in ...

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    8 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on ...

  • Lithuania protests Russian seizure of fishing ship

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has accused Russia of violating international maritime law by seizing a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its 28-member crew in Arctic waters. Rasa Jakilaitiene, a spokeswoman of Lithuania's Foreign Ministry, told reporters Wednesday that the "Juros ...

  • Spaniard rescued after 12 days in Peru cave

    9 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region. Rescuers brought 44-year-old Cecilio Lopez out of the mouth of ...

  • Homes of Peary, Perkins become national landmarks

    9 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The island home of arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary and the homestead of labor leader Frances Perkins have been designated as national historic landmarks in Maine. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine said Tuesday ...

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