• Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the specular displays at Paris' haute couture week Wednesday. Sophie Hunter, the fiancée of Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, meanwhile, caused much fracas...

  • Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro...

  • Israel: UN must live up to mission of war against genocide

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of Israel urged the world's nations Wednesday to wage an all-out war against genocide saying "the Holocaust of the Jews was not the final chapter in the brutal scheme of man against his fellow man." Reuven Rivlin told the U.N. commemoration of the...

  • Rights groups also doubt Mexico account on missing students

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — International human rights groups on Wednesday questioned the Mexican government's official account of the disappearance of 43 college students last fall in the southern state of Guerrero. Hours after parents of the missing young men rejected the attorney general's...

  • Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war. The...

  • Samsung's 4Q earnings drop 27 percent, beats forecast

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its quarterly earnings dropped 27 percent in the fourth quarter but its result beat forecasts. The world's top smartphone maker reported Thursday that its October-December earnings were 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared...

  • 4 buddies did unheard of in 'World Series' of NFL betting

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting $736,575, they aren't giving it up. The four sports bettors from Los Angeles and Boston achieved a feat that was unheard of...

  • Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. Those who...

  • Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and homeowners,...

  • McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. The company said Thompson, who has been CEO for two-and-a-half years, will be replaced by Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook....

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