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  • AP Top Business News At 9:07 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain US home price gains slow in November on weaker sales Orders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in December American Airlines tops Street 4Q forecasts Russia announces anti-crisis plan ...

  • Philippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder case

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year. A Department of Justice panel said evidence ...

  • Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis. A ...

  • Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tanks

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say a raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks. The engine-less tanks were found Monday inside a warehouse in Sacoma, a low-income district in ...

  • Zimbabwe's white farmers face threats of new evictions

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Most of Zimbabwe's white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the remaining white farmers are on edge because of threats of new evictions linked to the country's ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Renewed violence in Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists this week set off threats from the West of further sanctions against Moscow, while Greek voters weary of austerity measures elected the anti-bailout Syriza party to lead ...

  • Kosovo police use tear gas to clear anti-gov't protesters

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police in Kosovo have fired volleys of tear gas at thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of a minister who had denied that war crimes were committed against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war with ...

  • Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge has approved the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. Tuesday's ruling at The Hague District Court clears the way for Vladimir Drinkman ...

  • Russia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes. U.S. prosecutors said the defendants were directed by Russia ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8 a.m. EST

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana Naked violinist sues over arrest in Portland last year ...

  • Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach. Belfast City Council is advising its citizens: Don't eat fish found lying on the roadside. They're too fishy. Tuesday's health warning follows the accidental ...

  • AP Top International News At 7:49 a.m. EST

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base Kurds press offensive after driving IS group from Syria town 5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin ...

  • Obama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudis

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he traveled to the kingdom to pay respects ...

  • Libyan security official tells TV station that 5 foreigners killed in attack on Tripoli hotel

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan security official tells TV station that 5 foreigners killed in attack on Tripoli hotel.

  • France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new measures to make transactions more transparent. Interior minister ...

  • Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day. Armed forces spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said Tuesday that some of the fiercest fighting was around the ...

  • Egypt court upholds verdict against 3 prominent activists

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A defense lawyer says Egypt's highest appeal court has upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three prominent activists for violating a draconian law on protests. Tuesday's court decision leaves the three — Ahmed ...

  • Kurds press offensive after driving IS group from Syria town

    5 hours ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish fighters are advancing after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani a day earlier. Mustafa Bali, a Kobani-based activist, says Tuesday's fighting is centered on the village of Shiran, southeast ...

  • Denmark spends $9 million on de-radicalization programs

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has earmarked 60.9 million kroner ($9.2 million) over the next three years for programs to de-radicalize Islamic extremists, including those who have fought with jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq. Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen said ...

  • Israel says 'several rockets' strike Golan Heights

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says "several" rockets have struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and that it responded with artillery fire. The military says sirens sounded in the area earlier Tuesday. The origin of the fire was not immediately ...

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