• Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes on Yemen's southern port city of Aden Saturday, as Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies mobilized hundreds of reinforcements in an effort to wrest control of the city from militias supporting embattled...

  • Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province. The takeover prompted retaliatory government air raids in...

  • Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's government activated an environmental emergency alert Saturday over oil slicks that threaten pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands. The government activated a level 2 alert after analyzing ocean current data from Spain's Oceanographic Institute,...

  • Another condemned Ala inmate claiming innocence

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on Alabama's death row for two murders despite his claims of innocence, walked free earlier this month after prosecutors admitted they couldn't prove his guilt. Another inmate who maintains he was wrongly convicted in a...

  • Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD. Police collared the creature near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning. The coyote was spotted shortly after 7:30 a.m. in the Battery Park City neighborhood. Officers tailed her up and down a marina and a...

  • Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended. Serge Atlaoui is among 10 foreigners slated for execution in the coming days in Indonesia. His case has drawn...

  • European authorities stop illegal horse meat network

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat. Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial cooperation, said in a statement late Friday that the network falsified...

  • Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While investigators declined to speculate on a...

  • Man who shot himself outside courthouse during sex case dies

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man has died after shooting himself in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Seventy-five-year-old John Goodwin went on trial this week...

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs, resulting in...

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