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  • Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public." Women were sharing photos on Twitter of themselves laughing Wednesday after Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc's...

  • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous...

  • Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women. Commissioner Frank Noonan said identical requirements...

  • Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher has challenged the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult. The teen, Philip Chism, is charged with raping and killing Danvers High School teacher Colleen...

  • Fiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America. Fiat, whose shareholders vote Friday on the merger with Chrysler, said net profit was 197 million...

  • Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said. According to...

  • Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts. Between the two, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow spent nearly 13 years running Utah's top law enforcement...

  • Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. The victims included children as young as 10, and most bodies brought to...

  • South Korean ruling party wins by-elections

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling party won most of the seats at stake Wednesday in legislative by-elections, cementing its majority and giving a boost to President Park Geun-hye's conservative government after April's ferry disaster. Park's Saenuri Party won 11 of the 15...

  • UN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country's future. The council stressed in a resolution adopted unanimously Wednesday extending the...

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