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February 21, 2019

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  • Nicaragua's Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Thursday he will restart talks with his opponents, seven months after the last round of dialogue broke down and the government unleashed a round of arrests. Ortega said he hopes to ...

  • Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine and U.S. officials say a little-known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior secretary says the rise of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan (SAWA'-jahn) shows ...

  • UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning point

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The peace agreement signed earlier this month by the Central African Republic's government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the history of the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers, the U.N. envoy for ...

  • Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan has emerged as the new best hope of a small ...

  • UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen's key port and the situation in Venezuela. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Yemen and ...

  • US Forecast

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) US Forecast for Friday, February 22, 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;41;29;39;17;Partial sunshine;WNW;9;50%;0%;3 Albuquerque, NM;47;33;48;25;A little p.m. rain;W;20;56%;87%;2 Anchorage, ...

  • Italy: Teacher's 'experiment' with black pupil arouses anger

    7 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — An elementary school teacher in central Italy who told his students a black classmate was "ugly" is learning about the outrage his action caused. Several parents complained after their children told them the teacher directed the boy ...

  • More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

    10 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants ...

  • The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border

    11 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring ...

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro orders border with Brazil closed amid political turmoil

    11 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro orders border with Brazil closed amid political turmoil.

  • Sports on TV

    11 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Friday, Feb. 22 AUTO RACING 3 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Series: final practice, Atlanta, Ga. 4 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series: final practice, Atlanta, Ga. 5 p.m. ...

  • The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

    11 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Two officials say they are trying to verify reports that Fabian Clain, a Frenchman who is one of Europe's most-wanted members of Islamic State group, has ...

  • Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

    12 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other challenges may begin to fade away for the Kenyan gay community if a court rules ...

  • Germany's Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat

    12 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's ...

  • The Latest: Over 100 migrants rescued at sea, sent to Libya

    12 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Doctors Without Borders says 116 migrants have been "forcibly returned" to Libya after a day and a half at sea. The group, known ...

  • AP interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

    12 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's president says the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. President Igor Dodon told the Associated Press Thursday that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, ...

  • German police detain 2 in alleged Islamic extremist plot

    13 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A German-Moroccan couple was arrested Thursday in central Germany on charges they were planning an Islamic extremist attack. A series of raids included searches of the homes of 12 other suspects, Frankfurt prosecutors said. Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja ...

  • Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

    14 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long ...

  • Armed group caught in Haiti returned to US

    14 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. State Department said several men arrested in Haiti with a cache of weaponry at a time of violent demonstrations have been returned to the United States before a scheduled court hearing in the Caribbean ...

  • Pakistan PM authorizes use of force in case of Indian attack

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by India, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals. India has vowed a "jaw-breaking response" to a suicide bombing ...

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