• Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard from his life...

  • Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri." It was the feisty nature, admired by some and criticized by others, that led to the ouster of "El Piojo," an...

  • Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done. Soldiers drenched a then 18-year-old Quintana and 19-year-old Rodrigo...

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year, debuted...

  • Baby giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo in accident

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A baby giraffe whose birth at the Dallas Zoo was viewed live on the Internet worldwide has died in an accident. A Dallas Zoo statement says Kipenzi (kih-PEHN'-zee), the 3-month-old giraffe, died about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when she ran into a perimeter edge of the barn...

  • Magnitude-6.3 quake felt by some in Anchorage, Kodiak

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck near Redoubt Volcano on the Kenai Peninsula, 140 miles southwest of Anchorage, at about 6:35 p.m. KTUU...

  • Mexico sentences 5 men to 697 years for killings of 11 women

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Tuesday that they had won "historic" convictions and sentences of 697 years in prison against five men for killing 11 women near the border city of Ciudad Juarez. The state prosecutor's office in Chihuahua state said the men lured women...

  • Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the...

  • Ohio State coach Meyer, mascot celebrated in butter at fair

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Winning another national championship has made Urban Meyer a butter man. The Ohio State University football coach and Buckeyes mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday in Columbus. The life-size...

  • Asian stocks post cautious gains ahead of Fed statement

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly made modest gains Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai...

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