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  • Father of US Senate candidate Harris dies at 89

    Updated: 10 min ago

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The father of North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Mark Harris has died. The Charlotte pastor announced Everette Harris died Thursday at age 89 at his Winston-Salem home. The Harris campaign says his father had been in declining health over the past...

  • Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

    Updated: 12 min ago

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The...

  • Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

    Updated: 13 min ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercises. Dressed in a flight suit, Victor Ponta visited the Campia Turzii military air base in northwest Romania where about 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and...

  • Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

    Updated: 22 min ago

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation." Before an overflow crowd of more than...

  • Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    Updated: 35 min ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016. "Over the past few months, as I've been planning to run for...

  • Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Updated: 35 min ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. Russia's flagship Aeroflot warned its passengers on Thursday that Ukrainian officials told the airline that Russian men between 16 and 60 are now banned from...

  • Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    Updated: 36 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. The...

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    Updated: 37 min ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses. Kenya deported 91 more Somali nationals to the...

  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Updated: 39 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden. The American who leaked a vast trove of material...

  • Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher

    Updated: 51 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the...

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