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  • Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday. The disclosure comes on the heels of similar reports from the Syrian border town of Kobani, indicating that the...

  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

    Updated: 44 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom. Kerry said North Korea should free Matthew Miller and...

  • Detectives say they followed reputed ex-mob boss

    Updated: 45 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Detectives with an FBI task force say they followed a reputed former Philadelphia mob boss in Florida as part of an unspecified investigation — not to catch him in a parole violation. The alleged breach landed Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino in federal court Friday in...

  • Terror supporter sentencing delayed in FBI sting

    Updated: 45 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro on Friday postponed sentencing until November because...

  • Botswana votes as president seeks second term

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation. Long lines of voters waited to cast their ballots. They were...

  • Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their...

  • Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively. Campaigns hope...

  • UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium. The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist...

  • Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui described the six women and one man killed as...

  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday. It released a military...

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