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  • 5 Chechens arrested in France, including 1 with explosives

    PARIS — Five ethnic Chechens from Russia have been arrested in southern France, including one with a cache of explosives, a local mayor said Tuesday a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless $200M received

    CAIRO — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom T ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Q&A: A look at Japan and 2 hostages being held by Islamic State group

    TOKYO — Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. A look at hostages ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Alabama man cited in Georgia for eating cheeseburger while driving

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Report: 1 dead, 1 injured in overpass collapse in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI – Officials say one person died and another person was injured when a highway overpass collapsed in Cincinnati.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Yemeni troops battle Shiite rebels in Yemeni capital

    SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's U.S.-backed leadership came under serious threat Monday as government troops clashed with Shiite rebels near the presidential p ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Officials: No sign of others in Argentine prosecutor death

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's government said Monday that a prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspe ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Pope leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millions who cheered him

    MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Deadly Israeli strike deals painful blow to Hezbollah, Iran

    BEIRUT – Beating their chests in anger and chanting "Death to Israel," thousands of mourners marched Monday in a funeral procession for a prominent He ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 5 goals from Obama’s 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a “Year of Action,” and he can claim credit for accomplishing sev ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

    WASHINGTON – Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Mystery Greek tomb contained at least 5 corpses, experts say

    ATHENS, Greece — Human bones found in a resplendent ancient tomb in northern Greece belong to at least five individuals, including an elderly woman an ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • 4-year-old Florida boy's circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce t ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Pope Francis' statement on climate change: 5 things to know

    NEW YORK — Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated en ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • To counter terrorism, Europe's police reconsider their weapons

    PARIS — One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do not ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:29 am
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