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  • Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv attacked the worker ...

  • United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ...

  • AP Was There: Shock, then terror as Columbine attack unfolds

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two ...

  • Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently. Tesla says the four directors who ...

  • India's chief justice accused of sexual harassment

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — A former employee of India's Supreme Court has accused the country's chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge. The Press Trust of India news agency says the 35-year-old woman ...

  • Attackers raid family party, kill 13 in Mexico

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in eastern Mexico say gunmen broke into a family party and opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding at least four others. The Veracruz state Public Security Department says seven men, five women and a ...

  • Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stars have been stars in these playoffs. Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles ...

  • Police: Man slashed in neck, officer hit by minivan in melee

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man was slashed in the neck during a fight at a hookah bar on Long Island and a police officer helping him was hit by a minivan. The violence erupted before 3 a.m. ...

  • Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to publicly release details next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella ...

  • Report: Up to 10 students, staff harassed at Whitewater

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An investigation has found that as many as 10 students and staff reported that they were sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper. Kopper resigned in December after her husband, ...

  • The Latest: Fires, tear gas amid Paris yellow vest protests

    5 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 2 p.m. Protesters have set small fires and police have fired tear gas on the sidelines of yellow vest demonstrations in the French capital. The ...

  • NKorea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders' ...

  • German plane evacuated Madeira bus crash survivors

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese media says that a German army plane is evacuating 12 German tourists who survived this week's bus accident on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives. Portuguese state broadcaster RTP says Saturday that one ...

  • Players boycotting social media over racism receive abuse

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Footballers in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers Association, which ...

  • UN says 220 killed in fighting over Libya's capital

    5 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. health agency says at least 15 more people died in fighting over control of Libya's capital in the past two days, bringing the total to 220 dead including civilians. The World Health Organization said ...

  • Afghan official: Blast rocks country's capital

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, Afghan officials said, a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. Police chief Gen. Sayed Mohammad Roshandil said that ...

  • Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi is heading the one-day summit between Iraq and its six neighbors: ...

  • IS militants ambush Syrian government troops, kill scores

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria war monitoring organization says an Islamic State group attack in the country's center has killed scores of government troops. The Islamic State group lost its last territories in Syria in March after months of battles ...

  • Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

    7 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others are looking on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral, regretting that they can't get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend because of the damage caused by a violent fire. The Paris ...

  • Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry says militants crossing over from Iran earlier this week carried out a deadly attack against its armed forces in the southwestern Baluchistan province. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government on ...

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