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Man charged in death of 4-year-old who shot himself

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a central Florida man in the death of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the face with a gun he...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 05:01

Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge

NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market? U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump's...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 04:48

Witnesses: Man used slurs before shooting 2 Indians at bar

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:35

Norway, Germany give $394 million to help African region

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country is giving 1.6 billion kroner ($192 million) over a three-year period to prevent a famine in the African...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:21

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:17

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:17

Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:15

Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance

TOKYO (AP) — Some workers in Japan are enjoying an early start to their weekend under a new initiative to encourage a better work-life balance. Company and government offices were...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:11

Greece's Tsipras paints positive picture of future reforms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:02

Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decade

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says Kenya has complied with international safety standards and can have direct flights to the U.S. after waiting for more than...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:58

Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighborhood in western Mosul on Friday and took full control of the international airport on the city's southwestern edge from the...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:55

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:54

NAACP to announce plans for North Carolina economic boycott

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NAACP is announcing plans for an economic boycott of North Carolina to protest laws enacted by the state's conservative General Assembly, including one limiting LGBT...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:47

Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from Mali connected to the deadly attacks in Ivory Coast last year. Police late Thursday said one...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:46

Witnesses say deadly Kansas shooting was racially motivated

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:43

Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is hoping to ring up investment deals worth billions of dollars when Saudi Arabia's King Salman and an entourage of 1,500 officials, princes and businesspeople...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:36

Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

BOSTON (AP) — A new book and a movie are in the works about Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:31

Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany after failed coup

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is continuing to receive requests for asylum from Turks with diplomatic passports in the wake of a crackdown on the opposition following the July 15 failed...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:14

China names new officials to key economic posts

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has replaced the commerce minister and the head of its top economic planning body as part of a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the national legislature's...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:14

Cab driver who tried to help Islamic State faces sentence

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A taxi driver caught helping a friend try to join the Islamic State group during an FBI sting faces a sentence of anywhere from four to...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:14

The Latest: Iraqi troops enter first west Mosul neighborhood

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State militants (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Iraqi officials say...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:12

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers

The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:08

French presidency: Green candidate bows out, joins Socialist

PARIS (AP) — The French environmental party's presidential candidate is giving up his bid and joining the campaign of Socialist Benoit Hamon, in hopes of boosting the floundering left's chances...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:07

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves on the same side in historic...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:03

AP FACT CHECK: Too much credit going to President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving himself too much credit for sending criminal foreigners out of the country and saving money on fighter planes. He's getting too much...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:02

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