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  • Power gradually being restored in Colombia city

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia say electricity is gradually being restored in the port city of Buenaventura, which was blacked out Monday night when suspected rebels blew up a transmission tower. Pacific Power Co. said Thursday that a team of more than 50 workers...

  • Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Promising to visit New Hampshire often, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday defended his economic record against Democratic attacks while courting voters in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the second time in little more than a month...

  • US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. The announcement came hours...

  • Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it. A federal judge has been asked to determine...

  • NYC mayor seeks to ease tension after arrest death

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a scene not witnessed at City Hall for decades, the mayor sat between his police commissioner and one of the police department's most outspoken critics on Thursday, trying to ease tensions with minority communities after the in-custody death of a black man who was...

  • American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating. Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, published...

  • Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said. The boy is suspected in the killing of 54-year old Thomas Trent after being identified in a surveillance...

  • Challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson rejected the claims of a New Jersey couple who said...

  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams — the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife — was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to stock in the company he led. The former Star...

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the Palestinian death toll soared past 1,400 — surpassing the number killed in Israel's last major...

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