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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Michael Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. ___...

  • IOC's Bach says sports tied to politics

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    INCHEON, China (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business, while still maintaining its neutrality. In a speech at the Asian Games Saturday, Bach said the IOC and other sporting bodies need to...

  • BC-OLY--Bach-Sports and Politics

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    INCHEON, China (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business, while still maintaining its neutrality. In a speech at the Asian Games Saturday, Bach said the IOC and other sporting bodies need to...

  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as...

  • Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained strength and battered the country's northernmost provinces Saturday with heavy downpours and strong winds. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

  • Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis. The hostages were seized from the Turkish Consulate in...

  • Polls close in New Zealand election

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Polling booths have closed in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office. Full results are expected by 11:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) Saturday. Earlier opinion polls indicated Key's center-right National Party is...

  • Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies. Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, who was released by Jordan in June after serving a five-year sentence...

  • Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside of the administration argue that even more may be needed...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    The supervisor is Vin Cherwoo, followed by Rick Freeman at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, and the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from...

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