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  • Biden apologizes to Turkey president in phone call

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that …


  • Jean-Claude Duvalier, ousted Haitian dictator known as “Baby Doc,” dies at 63

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday …


  • Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A month-long cease-fire in Donetsk looks like this: nine civilians killed on Wednesday, a Red Cross staffer killed Thursday, scores killed and wounded since the fighting …


  • Turkish president demands apology from Biden

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday demanded an apology from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and warned he would become “history for me” over comments in …


  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in …


  • Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuring 11

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and injuring at least 11 people, including seven who lost consciousness. …


  • Spain readies for beatification of Opus Dei leader

    MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Madrid for the beatification of an early leader of the Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei. At a large outdoor …


  • Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of …


  • US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish …


  • Munich expects 6 million visitors at Oktoberfest

    MUNICH (AP) — Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow. Munich mayor Dieter Reiter opened the city’s annual Oktoberfest with the traditional call of “Ozapft is” …


  • Kurds head to Syria from Turkey to fight militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say hundreds of Kurdish fighters are crossing into Syria from Turkey to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory …


  • Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

    Pope Francis today appointed Spokane’s Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone …


  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved …


  • Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


  • Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    LONDON (AP) — The family of a British aid worker believed to be held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. …


  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks …


  • Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and …


  • Teacher in accidental shooting in good condition

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a Utah teacher is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a concealed firearm in a faculty bathroom at …


  • 9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror …


  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, …


  • Police say they ID’d 5 teens in ice bucket prank

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the “Ice Bucket …


  • New, larger iPhones unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s larger iPhones won’t just have bigger screens. They’ll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. The iPhone 6 will have …


  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but …


  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


  • Monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan, 108 in India

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in …


  • Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the …


  • US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a …


  • Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and …


  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …


  • Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The third American sickened with Ebola is a Boston-area doctor who decided to return to Liberia after the two others fell ill with the deadly virus, …

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