• After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A seventh night of searches for two Florida boys missing at sea has passed with no major break. The Coast Guard says crews are still scouring waters from Florida to South Carolina on Friday but haven't found any new clues in the disappearance....

  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine...

  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. Central African Republic has been rocked by violence since the mostly Muslim...

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. "Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend...

  • Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment and inflation were stable in the 19-nation eurozone in early summer, when the Greek crisis was raging on and raising concerns over the outlook of the currency union. The European Union's statistical agency, Eurostat, said Friday that the jobless rate stood...

  • World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict. A last-minute U.S. donation of $65 million had kept food aid...

  • Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions. Patients in the capital, Accra, lined up on Friday at medical facilities, hoping the strike wouldn't affect...

  • Pleasure boat taking on water off Louisiana found, towed

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    CAMERON, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat reported sinking in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana has been safely towed to shore and one passenger was treated for minor injuries. Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega in Houston says another private boat located the 31-foot pleasure...

  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial. Munich prosecutor Peter Preuss told...

  • Reaction to Beijing's victory as 2022 Winter Olympic host

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reaction Friday to the IOC's decision to pick Beijing as host city of the 2022 Olympics by a vote of 44 votes to 40 over Almaty, Kazakhstan: ___ "They chose certainty in Beijing. But I don't think anybody would have believed that the result would have...

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