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  • Ex-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandal

    18 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary. Guatemala's Public Ministry says prosecutors and members of a U.N. ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    18 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:2 Lucky Star-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:12 Lucky Charms, Race Time: 1:41.67 (1st: 2 Lucky Star, 2nd: 4 Big Ben, 3rd: 12 Lucky Charms; ...

  • Thai official says boat people crisis at "alarming level," calls for root causes to be solved.

    19 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai official says boat people crisis at "alarming level," calls for root causes to be solved.

  • Regional talks to tackle human trafficking in Asia begin in Bangkok amid boat people crisis

    19 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Regional talks to tackle human trafficking in Asia begin in Bangkok amid boat people crisis.

  • Strong reactions to allowing state funds at private schools

    20 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada bill that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school is drawing strong reactions on both sides. Members of the Assembly Education Committee held ...

  • Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

    20 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have advised residents to evacuate from the immediate area. Mount Shindake erupted about 10 a.m. Monday, sending a large plume into the sky. About ...

  • Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate

    20 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate.

  • Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

    20 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis ...

  • Lawmakers unveil plan to close entertainment tax loopholes

    20 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are unveiling changes to Nevada's live entertainment tax that they say will capture revenue from an evolving entertainment landscape and close confusing loopholes. Republican Sen. Mark Lipparelli presented the much-anticipated changes on Thursday as ...

  • 8-foot-tall typewriter coming to Boston

    21 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Get ready to break out the white-out Boston. An 8-foot-tall typewriter is coming to the Rose F. Kenney Greenway this summer. A group of artists and designers is building a 24-to-1-scale model of a 1927 Underwood Standard ...

  • Clinton to unveil platform at June campaign kickoff rally

    23 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect ...

  • 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq

    23 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late ...

  • Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27

    23 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27.

  • 200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port

    1 day ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million. Col. Rommel Tapia, head of ...

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    1 day ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — The lawyer for the man in the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals says his client has died at 93. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a ...

  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led ...

  • Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor.

  • Lithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee'

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states. Linas ...

  • Oxford University nominates 1st female vice-chancellor

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Oxford University has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its history. The university said Louise Richardson, currently the principal of Scotland's University of St. Andrews, is set to take up the university's second-highest role at the start ...

  • O'Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign. The launch of Generation Forward came two days before a scheduled news ...

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