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  • Browns' Thomas accused of environmental violations

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of multiple environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison. The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former Wisconsin Badgers standout a letter Wednesday accusing him of...

  • Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Daytona International Speedway said Friday he will play several hits as well as new single "First Kiss." Kid Rock's appearance coincides with the launch of his album "First Kiss." The...

  • Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said Friday that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." Rice-Davies was a...

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. On the first full day after the surprise...

  • Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists and other logistics problems are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain. Lawmaker Mahma Khalil, himself a member of Iraq's minority...

  • Air France-KLM stock drops on profit warning

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM shares have plunged more than 8 percent in the wake of the airline's warning that weak demand on several long-haul routes and other factors would wipe hundreds of millions off profits this year. Shares in Europe's largest airline were down 8.2 percent at...

  • Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines. Authorities have said the fragile site was damaged by footprints made when activists sneaked into the...

  • Kenya official: Doping much worse in Russia, China

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of Kenya's athletics federation said Friday the doping problem in his country is far less severe than in Russia or China. Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat said the federation has banned or suspended 32 athletes for doping in the past five years....

  • Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's Peshawar school massacre. Two officials and Pakistan's state television say the executions were...

  • Report: Turkish prosecutor wants US-based cleric arrested

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish prosecutor is seeking a warrant to arrest U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen — a former ally-turned-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's state-run media reported Friday. A court in Istanbul will decide whether a warrant should be issued, the...

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