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  • India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

    7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism. The U.S. ambassador to India, ...

  • Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

    9 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions after the Senate approved a bill to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident. The ...

  • Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl

    9 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That was a fairly civil discussion. Then came the brawls: First, ...

  • Last of 116 dead in Taiwan quake is pulled from rubble

    9 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan pulled out the remains of the final victims of last week's earthquake and with a minute of silence ended the search with the death toll of 116, most of them in a collapsed ...

  • Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes New Zealand city of Christchurch

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has shaken the New Zealand city of Christchurch but there are no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The quake Sunday comes nearly five years after a 2011 earthquake destroyed much ...

  • 2 heavily armed British men arrested near Turkish border

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested two heavily armed suspects near the border with Turkey. A high-ranking security official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on ...

  • Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor

    15 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say the alleged head of an auto theft gang has been arrested in connection with last month's killing of a prosecutor. Corrections Secretary Einar Ramos Lopez says 33-year-old James O. ...

  • Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone

    18 hours ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange ...

  • Counselors on hand at Phoenix-area school day after shooting

    18 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social workers are offering counsel to students at a suburban Phoenix high school a day after two 15-year-old girls died in a murder-suicide shooting. Officials at Independence High School in Glendale say counseling was being made ...

  • Ugandan presidential candidates in debate ahead of vote

    18 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's long-time president is attending a televised debate in which he faces seven challengers, including his former prime minister. President Yoweri Museveni missed the first presidential debate and later said such events "should be left to ...

  • Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement

    18 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Washington (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not so different on immigration policy. That's the message a Republican group is pushing in a new online ad aimed at voters in the coming Nevada Democratic presidential contest. American Crossroads ...

  • Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders

    18 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis is softening his dismissal of Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality. Lewis — who's endorsed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the Democratic presidential race — said this ...

  • 2 people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow darts

    18 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say two pedestrians were hit by blow darts while walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. The California Highway Patrol says an officer patrolling the bridge on bicycle was flagged down Friday by a man who ...

  • Police dog stabbed while helping to end 12-hour standoff

    19 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police dog Nicky was hospitalized with stab wounds after she helped end a 12-hour standoff between authorities and a potentially armed man. Authorities responded to reports of possible gunshots fired from an apartment Thursday night. KLAS-TV ...

  • Allies of Bush, Kasich spar over military spending

    19 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina. ...

  • Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

    20 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States. The 39-year-old was first appointed to the ...

  • Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges

    20 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Around 600 protesters have marched through the southern Spanish city of Granada calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism. The puppeteers were detained without bail Feb. 6 for using a ...

  • Burundi government has nationwide protests against Rwanda

    20 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) BUJUMBURA, Burundi' (AP) — Thousands of Burundians participated in government-sanctioned demonstrations against neighboring Rwanda whom it accuses of supporting a rebellion to topple Burundi's president. The demonstrations illustrate the souring of relations between the Central African neighbors since Burundi President ...

  • South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position

    21 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek ...

  • The Latest: Activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

    21 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say Turkish troops ...

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