• Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    KALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas, raising her profile amid a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election. Over the weekend, President Thein visited the...

  • Charlotte officer's voluntary manslaughter trial starts

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Lawyers are expected to make opening statements as the trial begins for a white Charlotte police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the killing of an unarmed black man nearly two years ago. Randall Kerrick faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted. Testimony is expected...

  • Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent plunge

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis. Greek bank stocks suffered the most, hitting or nearing...

  • Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, who was re-elected last month, said in a televised address that he has ordered the police to...

  • Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversy

    Updated: 6 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday. Sub-prefect Philippe Castanet said that the small, isolated beach...

  • Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to take Sinjar from Islamic State

    Updated: 9 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of Iraq's Kurdish region says that Iraqi Kurds must maintain control of areas in northwestern Iraq, including the city of Sinjar, after they are recaptured from Islamic State militants. Massoud Barzani also said Sinjar will remain a Kurdish province under the...

  • Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

    Updated: 10 min ago

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar. Kerry was meeting on Monday with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf...

  • Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

    Updated: 32 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts are trying to determine whether the part comes from the plane, which disappeared on...

  • US teen Ledecky improves her own world record in 1,500 free

    Updated: 34 min ago

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — American teenager Katie Ledecky has improved her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the swimming world championships. The 18-year-old Ledecky completed the marathon-like race in 15 minutes, 27.71 seconds — shaving 0.65 seconds off the mark she set at...

  • 2 Kentucky arts groups receiving grants totaling $730,000

    Updated: 41 min ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two arts groups in Kentucky have received grants totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. The organizations are among 38 across the country receiving funding from ArtPlace America. The grants are made to artists and arts organizations to help...

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