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  • Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.  It happens dozens of times in a long match and is in full glory on the courts at Flushing Meadows:...

  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy. Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and...

  • Sudan government closes Iranian cultural centers

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Foreign Ministry says it has ordered the closure of the Iranian cultural centers, calling it a social and ideological threat to the largely Sunni country. Foreign Ministry spokesman Youssef al-Kordofani said Tuesday the Iranian cultural consular in Khartoum and...

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about...

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Now the team...

  • Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004. No matter. European Union leaders instead focused on his talents — a rare political acumen and a pro-European bent — before unanimously...

  • Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say Tuesday that the incident happened Friday...

  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. In a new report, Amnesty...

  • VENICE WATCH: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press. ___ HONOREE SCHOONMAKER TALKS SCORSESE The Venice Film Festival...

  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point,...

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