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  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details ...

  • 10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, ...

  • Belize charges man in killing of Panama diplomat

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BELIZE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat. The country's national police force said late Wedesday that Wilsner Echeveria has been charged with the murder of Jose ...

  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    5 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country early next year. President Andrej Kiska announced the referendum Thursday, setting the date for Feb 7. Kiska's move comes after the Alliance ...

  • UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo says peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home. The six Ukrainian peacekeepers were found Wednesday with ...

  • New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down. Petro Poroshenko said a successful ...

  • Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Mexican consulates have also sounded alarms ...

  • Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents in the militant-held Iraqi city of Mosul say militants with the Islamic State group have blocked all mobile phone networks in the town. Several residents told The Associated Press that the move is to prevent residents ...

  • Russian banker, once Putin aide, on Interpol list

    7 hours ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A Russian banker once close to Vladimir Putin is now on Interpol's most-wanted list. Sergei Pugachev is wanted by Russian authorities on charges of misappropriation or embezzlement, according to the international police agency. Interpol, based in Lyon, ...

  • India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

    7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boy. ...

  • Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia

    7 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's striking lawyers are asking for European Union help to resolve a three-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the Balkan country seeking to join the bloc. Hundreds of lawyers ...

  • 14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13. The men, all from Somali backgrounds, were convicted in two trials that ...

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said. The man, 42, was made to empty his pockets, shed his ...

  • Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader is saying he won't stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke Thursday on Iranian state television, saying "I am not opposed to the ...

  • Portugal police make big hashish seizure off ship

    7 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say they seized around 20 metric tons of hashish from a fishing vessel at sea, despite the crew's efforts to sink the ship by exploding a drum of gas as authorities approached. A police ...

  • France: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda

    8 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad. The Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday that ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 7:09 a.m. EST

    8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches No. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 Football feast ...

  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget. ICRC President ...

  • AP Top International News At 6:43 a.m. EST

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut Private firms filling Latin America's security gap Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions Amsterdam warns ...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch ...

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