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  • Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine represent dangerous escalations of tensions by Moscow. The...

  • Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says it will be several weeks before a decision is made. Here is a look...

  • A Brazil World Cup bonanza _ for other countries

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion. But the bank's Friday report says Brazilians themselves spent even more abroad — $4.4 billion...

  • Colombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase. Peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia taking place in Cuba's capital the...

  • Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Friday as a cluster of storms swirled across the northern Caribbean. The National Weather Service in San Juan said the region could be hit with up to 6 inches (15 centimeters)...

  • UN Security Council condemns James Foley's killing

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly" killing of American journalist James Foley and said the Islamic State militant group "must be defeated." In a statement, the council called the killing "a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers...

  • Correction: Baby Sitter Killed story

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about an Ogden woman sentenced to prison for her role in the death of her baby sitter, The Associated Press reported erroneously who, according to her attorney, abused the woman in the past. The attorney said she was abused by a previous boyfriend,...

  • 3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday. The eight students were trapped in the 2000 Honda Prelude after the crash late...

  • Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby...

  • Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama. Charges of sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and six criminal counts involving a teacher having...

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