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  • Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl. The baby's father, David Davis, tells WVIT-TV (http://bit.ly/1mZ4HlM ) that he was forced to deliver the newborn in the bathroom of his West Haven home Friday morning after his wife,...

  • London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale. The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, is expected to generate interest all over the globe. Accountancy firm Deloitte LLP was appointed...

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly...

  • Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents. Here's how Hawaii's longstanding law compares with federal reforms: WHO...

  • Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security. Here's a look at Hamas'...

  • Anti-Semitic graffiti appears in Rome amid turmoil

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is near." Mayor Ignazio Marino offered his...

  • Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives. Yobe state resident Malam Garba said soldiers guarding the bridge were outnumbered and outgunned by suspected Boko Haram...

  • Myanmar information and health ministers step down

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reported Tuesday, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months. The evening news read a statement signed by President Thein Sein announcing the resignations...

  • Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday. Classmates found the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta in the middle of a mat...

  • Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An opposition group said Tuesday it would ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state." Viktor Szigetvari,...

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