• Baltimore health officials confirm baby doesn't have measles

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Health Department says testing has confirmed that a baby does not have the measles. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen says the department was "fairly certain" the possible measles case was a false alarm but needed to take every precaution...

  • Poultry quarantine in Okanogan County for avian flu

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture imposed a poultry quarantine Thursday in part of Okanogan County after avian flu was discovered in turkeys and pheasants. The quarantine restricts the movement of eggs and poultry within six miles of the site where the flu was...

  • Theater prize inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman gears up

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new theater prize inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman has been launched, seeking play submissions that "exhibit fearlessness." The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play, comes with an...

  • Reliever Neal Cotts and Brewers agree to $3 million contract

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief appearances for Texas last season, a year after going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58...

  • Perry attorneys again seek dismissal of felony case

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Gov. Rick Perry's legal team for the third time is seeking to have felony abuse-of-power charges against him quashed. Attorneys filed a motion Friday raising minor but potentially key legal issues about the case. That came three days after state Judge Bert...

  • Russian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — The chief of Russia's General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation's economic downturn. Gen. Valery Gerasimov's statement Friday comes amid spiraling...

  • Report: 8 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least eight people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank Friday amid gales off Morocco, near the Spanish enclave of Melilla, the latest victims of the treacherous effort to seek a better life in Europe. The boat was carrying 20 people when it sank...

  • NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday. Jens Stoltenberg said the units in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,...

  • Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told thousands of supporters in south...

  • Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. Thursday's bombing marked the first such action by foreign...

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