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  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year. Swiss federal prosecutors said in a statement Friday that ...

  • Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Anti-government protesters gathered again Friday morning in Burkina Faso's capital. The crowds used violent demonstrations Thursday to prevent the parliament from voting to allow President Blaise Compaore, in power for 27 years, to seek another ...

  • Official: Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country. Han Li, a propaganda official for Yiyang ...

  • AP Top Business News At 5:46 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe APNewsBreak: Medicare ...

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Muslim worshippers on Friday made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known ...

  • Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional ...

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever. A top anti-graft prosecutor, ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 4:19 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks Florida State not shocked by another rally Saints get their revenge, beat Panthers 28-10 Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension ...

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and ...

  • Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term. Since then, Landrieu has ...

  • TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

    7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Hours ...

  • Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has crossed paths recently with two possible Democratic presidential primary competitors: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. At the University of Maryland on Thursday, Clinton praised O'Malley's record, along ...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original ...

  • US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

    8 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday began a two-day visit to Fiji and announced that ...

  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

    9 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois seems like a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor. The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of ...

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    9 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights. Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from running for president in ...

  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    10 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    10 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments. Marron has battled ...

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday. Brandon Tremaine Morris, whom investigators ...

  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

    10 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared. Friday's suit was the first filed by ...

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