• For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

    Updated: 38 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting...

  • Report: Israeli leader offers talks over settlement blocs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew peace talks with the Palestinians. Haaretz reports Monday that Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini he hopes to reach agreements on future borders and...

  • With 5 teams in NCAAs, cold-weather Big Ten baseball hot now

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection day. The Big Ten advanced a record five teams...

  • Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concerns over their ability to defend the...

  • Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. More than 100 Australians are suspected...

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday. Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and...

  • LEADING OFF: Reds skid, Texas rolls, Bradley aims to rebound

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ REELING REDS Cincinnati will try to break its nine-game losing streak when rookie Michael Lorenzen starts vs. the visiting Rockies. The Reds' skid is their worst since an 11-game slide under Jack McKeon in 1998....

  • NBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed. "That was the worst (fall ever) because you're in the air for a long time," Curry...

  • UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it,...

  • Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen. It says Iran warned the Saudi charge d'affaires late Monday against any violations of the diplomatic immunity of...

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