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  • Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an...

  • Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the law Friday, and critics in Kenya have said it will be used to crush dissent by curbing civil...

  • French police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Officials say a man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the Interior Ministry says the man entered the station in the Joue-les-Tours suburb on Saturday afternoon and...

  • Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey. Riverdale police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1wX1laR ) that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Friday morning wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume. Lt....

  • Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by...

  • AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. While the U.S. economy, the world's largest, is showing clear signs that its recovery is self-sustaining, the picture elsewhere is far less rosy entering 2015....

  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. But as the dead bodies — mostly children — started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148...

  • Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night"). Then, during that first...

  • Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office. President Barack Obama's surprise decision this week to restore diplomatic relations with the...

  • Officer kills teen who was attacked with machete

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete. CHP Capt. Adam Jager said Friday that the officer stopped to help the boy, who had hit a telephone pole in Humboldt County, when the teen...

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