• Australia warns children of foreign fighters risk charges

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian boy who was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return to Australia with his mother and siblings, prompting the prime minister to warn Wednesday that children as well as adults who break terrorism laws face...

  • Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the airstrikes targeted...

  • Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country's biggest recovery of stolen artifacts. The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that the operation rescued 1,168 cultural relics...

  • State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month. The agency proposed in a court filing that it would begin posting the emails on the department's...

  • Murder arrest after woman's burned, cut body found in bath

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Las Vegas man for murder after finding the partially burned and dismembered body of a woman in his apartment's bathtub. Nathanael Martinez allegedly told officers he choked the woman inside his apartment after she revealed she was a...

  • AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma. More than two dozen people died in the severe weather that hit over Memorial Day weekend,...

  • Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life. Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner's shift during a...

  • 12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the 12...

  • Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt. The state Senate unanimously passed the bill, which would make it a misdemeanor...

  • By the numbers: Severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The weekend's severe weather left behind a trail of destruction stretching from Oklahoma to Texas and a border town in Mexico, including heavy flooding and a deadly tornado. Here's the count: 30: Deaths since Friday — 13 in Texas, 4 in Oklahoma, 13 in tornado that hit...

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