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Israel strikes Gaza militant sites after projectile fired

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck a pair of Hamas militant sites in Gaza after a projectile fired from the seaside territory landed...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 22:36

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 22:34

Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt rises

BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 22:24

14-year-old excites Japan with record chess debut

TOKYO (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess. Sota Fujii broke a...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 22:05

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:53

Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest China

BEIJING (AP) — A second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:49

U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:49

AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:46

China premier: Beijing can control financial risks

BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official, Premier Li Keqiang, has tried to quell concern about rising debt, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's development targets...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:29

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of albino children from Tanzania whose limbs were hacked off by witch doctors now have new lives thanks to American medicine and an international...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:26

California father accused of killing son to appear in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man suspected of killing his 5-year-old son, who has been missing for more than two months, is due in a Las Vegas courtroom for...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:22

Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:18

What's next for Brazil's Temer following corruption charge?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Embattled in Congress and unpopular on the streets, President Michel Temer has now been charged with corruption by Brazil's top prosecutor in the wake of a...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:16

'Baby Doe' mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is scheduled to be sentenced...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:09

14-year-old excites country with record Japanese chess debut

TOKYO (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking debut in Japanese chess. Sota Fujii (soh-tah foo-gee) broke a 30-year-old record with his 29th...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:08

Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case

NEW YORK (AP) — Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial. Jury selection...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:08

Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The stage for Bill Cosby's next trial shifts to California. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Santa Monica to set a trial date in a...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:05

Corruption charge increases pressure on Brazil's president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil's top prosecutor described a scheming, arrogant and corrupt President Michel Temer who lined his pockets with illegal money while...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:03

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27, 1957, Hurricane...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 21:01

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 20,213.62...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:45

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:42

Mother, 3 children struck by car while walking along road

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say a mother and her three children have been struck by a car and injured while walking along the shoulder of a...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:24

The Latest: Car accident sparks major wildfire in California

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. (all times local): 9 p.m. A wildfire sparked by...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:13

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP Award after setting single-season record for triple-doubles

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP Award after setting single-season record for triple-doubles.
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:08

Pay of new Australian postal service boss more than halved

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The new boss of Australia's postal service will be paid less than half the 5.6 million Australian dollar ($4.3 million) salary package that made her predecessor...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:06

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