• Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street. The rally initially was organized by a Phoenix man who says he is a former Marine who fought in the Iraq War and believes...

  • Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection. Demonstrators placed 16 coffins with the bodies of their dead in front...

  • McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heighten over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. McCain says he wants to see a gradual removal of the U.S....

  • Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge. The jury's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old...

  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the...

  • Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others. Now, eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert's own legacy is threatened by an indictment charging financial misdeeds — and cryptically referring to "misconduct"...

  • Religious Protesters Square Off in Arizona

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept the two groups sparring about Islam separated on opposite sides of the street. Jon Ritzheimer, who says he believes Islam is a faith of violence, organized the rally. (May 29) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • 15 wounded in 2 explosions in restive southern Philippines

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say at least 15 people have been wounded in two separate blasts that hit a police camp in a restive southern province where Muslim militants operate. According to a police report, the first explosion was caused by a grenade near a mosque at...

  • Turkey seizes bank associated with US-based Muslim cleric

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government. The banking agency said late Friday the...

  • Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood. A soggy teddy...

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