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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

    Updated: 52 min ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court. For the state law to take effect, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would have to overturn a federal...

  • Fired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture

    Updated: 52 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month...

  • Hearing reset for suspect in UN soldier deaths

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal immigration court judge delayed a hearing Thursday for a Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the deaths of two United Nations peacekeeping soldiers in Lebanon in 1980. Mahmoud Bazzi's initial immigration court appearance was rescheduled for...

  • White House decries House vote on deportations

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing an effort in the House of Representatives to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants who are in the country illegally. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says in a statement that the...

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory....

  • China denies hacking Canadian tech research group

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official said Thursday that Canada should withdraw its accusation that China was behind the hacking of Canada's top technology development organization. "It is irresponsible for the Canadian side to make groundless accusations against China when there is no...

  • Eurozone inflation down again but ECB seen on hold

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that adds pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy. Extremely low inflation is a concern because it can lead to...

  • Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county. The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday in Greenville County because the state's ban on gay marriage still stands. The couples are part of...

  • Lebanese Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — A commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was recently killed while on a "jihadi mission" in Iraq, officials in Lebanon said Thursday. The officials, who are close to the Shiite Hezbollah, said that Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed sometime in the past...

  • Spain court studies paternity suit against ex-king

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court says it will consider an appeal of a rejected paternity suit filed against the recently abdicated King Juan Carlos. The court said Thursday the case of Alberto Sola, who claims he may be the ex-monarch's illegitimate son, had been under review in a...

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