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  • Prison theater transforms Colombian inmates

    Updated: 28 min ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as prison guards carrying assault rifles watch nervously from the sparsely filled seats of Colombia's National Theater. On the playbill is the Greek tragedy "Antigone." The play is the marquee...

  • Europeans debate common stand on Palestine

    Updated: 28 min ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. That movement took a step forward Wednesday as members of the European Parliament began debating...

  • Central African rebels release several hostages

    Updated: 28 min ago

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Several hostages, including a Polish priest, were released Wednesday after being held by rebels in Central African Republic, officials and rebels said. Cameroon's president said in a statement that special forces secured the release of 15...

  • UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

    Updated: 28 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country. Hamza and Mohommod Nawaz, from London, were arrested in September 2013 after...

  • Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

    Updated: 30 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges. The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it again is...

  • Judgment in favor of retired ATF agent voided

    Updated: 30 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has voided his earlier ruling that favored a retired federal agent who alleged the government breached a settlement of a complaint that threats made against him weren't properly examined after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club....

  • Zimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party

    Updated: 51 min ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru was barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party, on Wednesday, amid accusations she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, 90. Mujuru, 59, once seen as a top contender to succeed Mugabe,...

  • Egypt court sentences 78 minors over protests

    Updated: 51 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says a court has sentenced 78 minors to up to five years in prison over their participation in Islamist demonstrations. Alexandria Misdemeanor Juvenile Court issued its ruling Wednesday. A court official says the minors, between 13 and 17,...

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Updated: 52 min ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58. St. Louis County police said early Wednesday that 45 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, which was much calmer than...

  • Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo

    Updated: 53 min ago

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — There's a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And she's especially rare. An endangered Sumatran orangutan gave birth to a healthy female on Saturday, and the newborn was first seen nursing Sunday, officials at the Indiana zoo said. Less than...

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