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  • Michigan man wins big appeal in gun ownership case

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Michigan man who can't buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems after a divorce in the 1980s. Clifford Tyler of Hillsdale says his constitutional right to bear arms is violated by a...

  • New Mexico records drop in teens' birth rates

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexican teens' birth rates are down. The Department of Health announced Thursday that vital records show a 10 percent drop between 2012 and 2013 for teens 15-17 years old and for teens 18-19 years old. The department says the drop is New Mexico's largest in...

  • Harlon Hill finalist Vander Laan leads AP Little All-America

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA. Vander Laan is responsible for 50 touchdowns (30 TD passes and 20 touchdowns...

  • Broncos re-sign tight end Dominique Jones

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have re-signed tight end Dominique Jones to their active roster and added offensive tackle DeMarcus Love to their practice squad. The Broncos signed Jones 48 hours after waiving him. He played four snaps in the Broncos' 22-10 victory at San...

  • Aer Lingus rejects bid by British Airways parent

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish airline Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover bid by the International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia. Shares in the Dublin-based carrier surged by as much as 21 percent Thursday amid rumors of a bid. Those gains...

  • Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties....

  • Parliament OKs German soldiers for Afghan mission

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Lawmakers have given the go-ahead for Germany to contribute up to 850 soldiers to the NATO-organized training and advisory mission in Afghanistan that will start work next month. The lower house of Parliament voted 473-102 on Thursday to support the deployment, with 18...

  • FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: ___ ON THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY: PUTIN: "We will rely on these reserves. And I'm sure we will be able to...

  • Referendum sought in Italy about use of the euro

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — An opposition party in Italy is conducting a petition drive for a referendum that would ask citizens if they want to keep the euro as the country's currency. The 5-Star Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, would need to collect 500,000 signatures that were certified by a...

  • FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report. Garcia quit...

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