• Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany. Merkel's then-chief of staff, Ronald Pofalla, said a few weeks before Germany's 2013 election that the U.S....

  • Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say seven people were killed by rocket-propelled grenades shot into several homes in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram extremists unleash a new kind of violence. Resident Mari Madu said he counted at least 40 explosions...

  • LEADING OFF: Lincecum looks to keep up strong start

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SURGING TIM Giants starter Tim Lincecum (5-2, 2.56) looks to continue his strong start this season against the Atlanta Braves and starter Williams Perez (0-0, 4.05). Lincecum is 9-6 with a 2.76 ERA in 15 career...

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's never played before. Thanasi Kokkinakis, who turned 19 last month, is one of two teenagers looking to reach the fourth round. The 84th-ranked Australian has...

  • Lightning strike: Tampa Bay heads to Cup finals

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — One thing to count on when the Tampa Bay Lightning play for the Stanley Cup: They won't be intimidated by anything. Not by the surroundings after handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden to win the Eastern Conference finals. Not by...

  • O'Malley readying presidential announcement in Baltimore

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential race, challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton in an underdog bid for the party's nomination. O'Malley is set to announce his decision in Baltimore on Saturday, where he served as mayor...

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Martin O'Malley

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Here's a snapshot of things to know about former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who's expected to open a 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday in Baltimore: ___ THE BRIEF The liberal O'Malley has long been eyeing a presidential run. With...

  • Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection. Demonstrators placed 16 coffins with the bodies of their dead in front...

  • McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heighten over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. McCain says he wants to see a gradual removal of the U.S....

  • Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care. Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition. Diagnoses have varied, with doctors saying Friday that he...

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