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New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

5 hours 17 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

5 hours 23 min ago
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad.The signs proclaim: "Welcome to victorious Syria."In the capital of Damascus, many of the checkpoints tha

Guess who's still a factor in Zimbabwe's election? Mugabe.

5 hours 40 min ago
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has been forced out but he's hardly faded away. Ahead of this month's historic election, dozens of people in T-shirts with his image danced to anti-government songs while vowing revenge.<

Pope appeals for end of migrant shipwrecks, prays for dead

5 hours 41 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers' boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies.Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter's Squa

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

6 hours 19 min ago
ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery.The announcement after an emergency board meeting Saturday marked th

Crackdown feared as Russian grad school faces govt penalty

6 hours 29 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's best-known graduate schools, created to avoid a brain drain among top academics in the newly open Russia of the 1990s, has lost its state accreditation, amid fears of a wider clampdown on educational institutions with stro

Kenyan school children using slingshots to plant trees

6 hours 50 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — School children in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots.It's part of an initiative by the company SeedBalls Kenya, which makes and sells seedballs globally. It encourages children to h

Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in border area

8 hours 37 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization from the volatile border area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war.

Iranian media: Southern Iran jolted by magnitude 5.7 quake

8 hours 40 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency says a magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted a town in the country's south.ISNA says the temblor rocked the town of Ruydar, in Hormozgan province, early on Sunday. The town is located some 9

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

8 hours 43 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday ni

South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4

8 hours 47 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4.

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies

9 hours 5 min ago
LONDON (AP) — What to do during Britain's hottest summer in years? Why, count butterflies, of course.Britain is holding a Big Butterfly Count to help experts assess the state of the wildlife environment. The count is being backed by celebrities,

Disappearing messages, private phones test open records laws

9 hours 16 min ago
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.Another boasts that disappearing messages "keep your message history tidy." And a popular ema

Afghan official: First vice president to return from abroad

9 hours 16 min ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan spokesman says the country's first vice president, a former Uzbek warlord, is returning home after more than a year of living in Turkey.Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri says Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum i

Indonesian teen raped by brother is jailed for abortion

9 hours 16 min ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 15-year-old Indonesian who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for abortion.Singgih Hermawan, deputy chief of Batanghari police in Jambi province, says both the girl and brother were co

The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff

9 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an active police situation at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):7:25Authorities say a woman was fatally wounded when a gunman being chased by police in Los Angeles fled into a supermarket and

Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

11 hours 29 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter has a garden in his backyard that was planted by teammate Adam Wainwright. The infielder is using the fresh ingredients to make his own salsa, and he brought some on St. Louis' road trip for the first time.Apparentl


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Ryan Reynolds teases 'Deadpool 2' extended cut at Comic-Con

11 hours 33 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Reynolds has made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the release of a "Deadpool 2" extended cut.Speaking to a packed Hall H audience, Reynolds said that the first "Deadpool" was made because of t

Murphy's homer in 8th lifts Rockies past Diamondbacks 6-5

11 hours 34 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Murphy went almost two years between major-league home runs, but his first of the season came at the perfect time.Murphy's two-out, pinch-hit solo home run in the eighth inning was the big hit in the Colorado Rockies' 6-5 win