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Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. He wrote in Tuesday's edition of The Daily Telegraph that...
Jun. 19, 2018

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni military officials say fighting has escalated outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led...
Jun. 19, 2018

Moment of silence to mark attack near London mosque

LONDON (AP) — Survivors of an attack near a London mosque have been invited to gather for a moment of silence to remember the victim and others hurt when a...
Jun. 19, 2018

Engine catches fire on plane with Saudi WCup team, none hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials say an engine of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city has caught fire during landing, but nobody...
Jun. 19, 2018

Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 31 years for conspiracy

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug kingpin has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that U.S. District Judge Donald Graham sentenced 48-year-old Henry De...
Jun. 19, 2018

Kasuo Kashio, co-founder of Casio of G-Shock fame, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Kazuo Kashio, one of four brothers who founded Casio Computer Co., the Japanese company behind G-Shock watches, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 89. Kashio,...
Jun. 19, 2018

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three of the six men who were injured in a drive-by shooting in the center of Sweden's third-largest city, have died, Swedish authorities said Tuesday. Police...
Jun. 19, 2018

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea...
Jun. 19, 2018

Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn. The Greenwood...
Jun. 19, 2018

IraqForeign Ministry condemns strikes it says killed Iraqis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has condemned the targeting of pro-Syria paramilitary troops in eastern Syria after an airstrike killed mostly Iraqi Shiite forces. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Iraqi...
Jun. 19, 2018

2 die of 6 men wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two of the six men who were injured in a drive-by shooting in the center of Sweden's third-largest city, have died. Police in...
Jun. 19, 2018

Not just heat: Climate change signs can be seen all around

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don't just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change's effects have been measured:...
Jun. 19, 2018

Indian police arrest 19 in test-cheating scams

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in north India have broken up a series of scams that used professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test...
Jun. 19, 2018

Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first...
Jun. 19, 2018

German, French leaders meet to mold plans for EU's future

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers' positions on the future of the European Union, ahead of next week's...
Jun. 18, 2018

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana...
Jun. 18, 2018

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government has ordered an inspection of schools walls across the country after two of the four deaths in Monday's earthquake in Osaka were caused by falling...
Jun. 18, 2018

Sacked US Embassy guards in Cambodia stage protest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Almost three dozen security guards fired by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia for allegedly sharing pornography on smartphones they used for work have held a...
Jun. 18, 2018

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — Turkey is showing it's in northern Syria for the long-term, building up its enclave on the model of its own towns, using its own administrators. In...
Jun. 18, 2018

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana...
Jun. 18, 2018

The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline

NEW YORK (AP) — Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game's hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch...
Jun. 18, 2018

Man who killed teen is Thailand's 1st execution since 2009

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand carried out its first execution in nine years, putting to death a man who killed a teenager for his mobile phone, in a move that has...
Jun. 18, 2018

California lawmakers debate creating regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee. California has...
Jun. 18, 2018

Philippine Supreme Court upholds expulsion of chief justice

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president's highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling that critics warned is unconstitutional...
Jun. 18, 2018

Afghan official says Taliban assault kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least four security forces were killed when Taliban fighters targeted army and local police checkpoints in northern Kunduz province. Nematullah Temori,...
Jun. 18, 2018

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