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  • Obama endorses Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with ...

  • US Forecast

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) US Forecast for Thursday, October 17, 2019 _____ City/Town, State;Yesterday’s High Temp (F);Yesterday’s Low Temp (F);Today’s High Temp (F);Today’s Low Temp (F);Weather Condition;Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Albany, NY;62;46;51;46;Strong winds;WNW;23;76%;87%;1 Albuquerque, NM;73;47;73;52;Partly sunny, nice;S;6;30%;0%;5 Anchorage, AK;39;31;44;32;Cloudy;NNE;7;69%;59%;1 ...

  • In Iraq, concern that Syria chaos would bring back IS

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RABIAA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday expressed concerns that the Islamic State group could take advantage of Turkey's invasion of northern Syria to destabilize Iraq, saying that a number of militants have been able to escape detention ...

  • Troops in Kashmir exchange fire, 4 civilians killed

    7 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both sides said Wednesday, as tensions remain high between the two South Asian ...

  • Syrian troops enter northern town of Kobani, where Kurds and US first defeated IS together 4 years ago

    8 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops enter northern town of Kobani, where Kurds and US first defeated IS together 4 years ago.

  • Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family

    9 hours ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years. Prosecutors announced on Twitter that ...

  • Parents of UK teen killed in crash criticize Trump meeting

    9 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The parents of a British teenager who was killed in a traffic accident involving an American diplomat's wife say they were treated poorly during a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn ...

  • Japan searches for North Korean boat crew who fell into sea

    10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard was searching for seven crew members who went missing after a wooden North Korean fishing boat carrying 14 people capsized off Japan's northwestern coast, officials said Wednesday. The coast guard said it dispatched ...

  • 9 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president's bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores of people wounded, a doctor told ...

  • Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

    10 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its ...

  • Strong earthquake rattles southern Philippines

    12 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake struck a southern Philippine province and outlying areas Wednesday night, damaging a small college building in one city and prompting residents to dash out of homes and shopping malls in panic, ...

  • Turkish invasion sparks NATO crisis but eviction is unlikely

    12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world's biggest military alliance. ...

  • Jordan calls on Israel to release woman on hunger strike

    12 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is calling on Israel to release a Jordanian woman detained for over a month without trial on security charges. Heba al-Labadi's attorney said Wednesday that she was arrested Aug. 20 at the Allenby Bridge crossing ...

  • Iran detained 2nd French researcher; France seeks release

    13 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Iranian government has been holding a French researcher in custody for four months, the second French academic held in Iran at a time of high tensions and diplomatic maneuvering in the Persian Gulf. France's government denounced ...

  • Polish couple sentenced for sprawling pyramid scheme

    13 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The two founders of a pyramid scheme in Poland have been sentenced to years in prison for cheating thousands of people out of their savings in one of the nation's biggest financial scandals, calculated at 200 ...

  • U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Mindanao, Philippines

    13 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Mindanao, Philippines.

  • Bosnian authorities round up migrants amid crisis warnings

    14 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Bosnia have rounded up hundreds of migrants and moved them to a refugee center while warning of a looming crisis ahead of upcoming winter. A video published by local media on Wednesday shows ...

  • Warren and Sanders stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals

    14 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the ...

  • Gazans call on Saudi Arabia to free imprisoned relatives

    15 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several families of Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Saudi Arabia are holding a rare protest in Gaza and are calling on Riyadh to free them. The families gathered Wednesday outside the International Committee of the ...

  • Mozambique counts votes, amid sporadic protests

    15 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Vote counting continues Wednesday in Mozambique's presidential and parliamentary elections, after isolated incidents of vandalism and violence tainted a generally peaceful night of tallying the ballots. Local media report that one person was killed by police ...

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