• Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years. While Kiev looks to the distant future, however, anxiety is heightening over the...

  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says the twin threat of extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat them has led to "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history." The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists released its...

  • German-Moroccan man charged with training, fighting in Syria

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they have charged a German-Moroccan dual citizen with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations he went to Syria to train and fight with an al-Qaida linked group. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Soufiane K., whose...

  • Hamas-run Gaza court scraps election of Fatah union leader

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas-run court has suspended the results of a rare free union vote in Gaza that ended with a landslide victory by the rival Fatah party. The decision is the latest setback in Palestinian reconciliation efforts between the bitter rivals. The April 6...

  • Japan's prime minister speaks at Harvard; next stop MIT

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Japan's prime minister says his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage. Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) gave brief remarks and took student questions Monday...

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text message...

  • US diplomat recalls racial tension in Baltimore

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat opened her speech on Iranian nuclear negotiations talking about how she grew up going to civil rights marches and says her father once helped baseball star Frank Robinson find a home in an all-white neighborhood of Baltimore. The recent case of...

  • Shooting at Washington high school; reportedly no one hurt

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — District officials say reportedly no one has been injured in a school shooting in Washington state, and the gunman has been apprehended by staff. The North Thurston School District says on its Facebook page that the incident happened Monday morning at North...

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    TERESPOL, Poland (AP) — Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. The bikers — who have stirred controversy with...

  • Klobuchar: Consider broader compensation for poultry farmers

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the federal government should consider whether poultry producers struggling with bird flu should be compensated for every bird lost to the virus, not just those that are euthanized when it's found in a flock. A federal program pays producers...

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