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  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon....

  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. It was an impenetrable Cold War barrier — and for some inhabitants of the Czech Republic it still is. Deer still balk at crossing the border with Germany...

  • AP PHOTOS: Entering the monkhood a rite of passage

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — With golden umbrellas covering them from the equatorial sun, boys in princely attire are hoisted onto the shoulders of their fathers and uncles, part of a ritual carried out this time every year at Buddhist pagodas all over Myanmar: young would-be-novices...

  • US Sugar finishes season with 5.5M tons of harvest

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation's biggest sugar producers has wrapped up the season's harvest. U.S. Sugar says its 198-day season yielded 5.5 million tons of sugarcane. That's down from 5.8 million tons last year, in part because of wet weather that flooded some fields and...

  • Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January. Grand jury...

  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal. William Rousan's last words were, "My trials and transgressions have been many. But...

  • Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday. Marine police deputy commander Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the tanker was sailing from...

  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first...

  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the...

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims...

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