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  • Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar border

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months. The defense ministry says in a statement that the annual training exercise involved ...

  • New York foster father faces trial in sex abuse case

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. In addition to the alleged ...

  • Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were convicted last November on ...

  • Salvador gang arranged 'black widow' killing for insurance

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's brutal street gangs have been involved in every kind of criminal activity imaginable: drugs, extortion, prostitution, murder, kidnapping. But even authorities were surprised when a woman escaped the Mara Salvatrucha gang and ...

  • Australian probe yet to explain plane crash that killed 5

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Investigators say a cockpit voice recorder failed to capture audio of the doomed flight of a light plane that crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall last month killing a pilot and four Americana ...

  • Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegations

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a northern Mexico state says his predecessor has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption. Chihuahua Gov. Javier Corral says ex-Gov. Cesar Duarte has gone to the border city of El Paso ...

  • Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency ...

  • The Latest: UN to conduct inquiry into experts' deaths

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BENI, Congo (AP) — The latest on the discovery of the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter in Congo (all times local): 12:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world body will conduct ...

  • 1st sex reassignment inmate gets razor, other property

    7 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery again has access to a razor after she complained that she was being forced to grow a beard and mustache in a women's prison, a state ...

  • Emmett Till relative meets with attorney general

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members of Emmett Till are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to push for enforcement of a law that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. The meeting between Sessions and members of the Emmett ...

  • University founded by Soros says targeted by new Hungary law

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University says government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years. University President and Rector Michael Ignatieff says in ...

  • Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BENI, Congo (AP) — Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities .

  • May vows Brexit deal for all in UK, including EU nationals

    8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain — including millions of EU nationals living in the U.K. May plans to ask the EU for a divorce on Wednesday, ...

  • The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs

    8 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs .

  • Former Czech Academy of Sciences head to run for president

    9 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Drahos, the former president of the Czech Academy of Sciences says he wants to run for president of the Czech Republic next year's election. Jiri Drahos announced his candidacy on Tuesday. The 68-year-old Drahos is considered ...

  • Ivory Coast court finds ex-president's wife not guilty

    9 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An Ivory Coast judge says former first lady Simone Gbagbo has been found not guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Kouadio Bouatchi said Tuesday that Gbagbo was acquitted. The prosecution had asked for ...

  • NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

    9 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top editors at National Public Radio are challenging the firing of an affiliate reporter who covered meetings between Tennessee high school students discussing LGBT issues with Republican lawmakers. Jacqui Helbert was dismissed from her job at ...

  • The Latest: Trump envoy holds talks on Mideast peace efforts

    10 hours ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab Summit (all times local): 9:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's envoy has met with the Palestinian leader, the foreign ministers of Qatar and Egypt, and the EU foreign policy chief to talk ...

  • Campus 'free speech zones' face new round of scrutiny

    10 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) So-called "free speech zones" on college campuses are facing renewed scrutiny from lawmakers and students. A 27-year-old student at Los Angeles Pierce College is suing the school in federal court over policies that limit free speech to an area about ...

  • Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

    10 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Attorney General Jeff ...

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