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  • Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Police in Burundi say six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura. Pierre Nkurikiye, deputy spokesman for Burundian police, said Wednesday five protesters and a ...

  • Gunmen kill 6 at bar in working class district of Sao Paulo

    9 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say six men were shot to death in a low-income working class district on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. Authorities say gunmen barged into a bar Wednesday morning and opened fire, immediately killing three ...

  • Police find car loaded with explosives in Mexico border city

    9 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives. The explosives included two tubes of ANFO, or ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, a potent ...

  • Jailed Venezuelan politician gaining weight after strike

    10 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The wife of jailed Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez says he has gained four kilograms (nine pounds) since he ended a 30-day hunger strike a week ago. But Lilian Tintori denied speculation that negotiations were underway with the ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    10 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-03-07-08-09-10-11-13-16 (one, two, three, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, thirteen, sixteen)

  • Mexico weighs ex-dictator Porfirio Diaz century after death

    11 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's reviled former dictator Porfirio Diaz is getting some unexpected respect a century after he died in exile. The government of Diaz's home state of Oaxaca planned concerts, readings and art installations starting Thursday to mark ...

  • Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe

    11 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Prosecutor General's office says a request by lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense. Spokeswoman Marina Gridneva said Wednesday the office is obliged ...

  • Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery

    11 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he moved to run for president. Bush is disclosing their ...

  • Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary

    11 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method. America's second-largest state votes March 1 as part of the ...

  • France still concerned following US-owned gas plant attack

    12 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says authorities remain concerned about the American-owned gas plant attack last week by a man with links to Islamic extremists in Syria. Hollande met with police in Lyon on Wednesday and the firefighter ...

  • A look at major militant attacks in Egypt

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 53 soldiers ...

  • Ben Carson campaign says it raised $8.3M in past 3 months

    12 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative favorite Ben Carson's presidential campaign says it has raised more than $8.3 million in the last three months. Campaign spokesman Doug Watts says the retired neurosurgeon received donations from more than 151,000 separate donors since launching ...

  • Mexican judge releases son of Jalisco cartel leader

    13 hours ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico has ordered the release of the alleged second-in-command of Mexico's most violent drug cartel, the second time the cartel leader's son has been released. The Federal Judiciary Council said Wednesday the judge ...

  • UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen

    13 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the country is one step away from famine. U.N. deputy spokesman ...

  • Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post

    13 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward ...

  • Egypt forces kill 9 Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo raid, including former lawmaker

    14 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt forces kill 9 Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo raid, including former lawmaker.

  • American dean fired from Russian university after TV show

    14 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — An American university official was fired from his job as deputy head of a Russian university after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program. His firing was seen as fallout ...

  • 9 Azerbaijani citizens sentenced for joining Islamic State

    14 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced nine people to prison terms of up to 15 years on charges of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria. The convicts have been in custody since their arrest ...

  • AP Source: Clinton on track to raise $45M in quarter

    14 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April. That's according to a Clinton campaign official who was not authorized to ...

  • UK police investigating missing family of 12 feared in Syria

    14 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria. Bedfordshire police say the group from Luton, near London, includes three children, including a one-year-old baby, and two ...

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