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  • Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers ended on Saturday without a clear way out of a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, although some envoys signaled that progress had been made. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, withdrew...

  • LLWS star Mo'Ne Davis headed to WNBA conf. finals

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday. The 13-year-old star pitcher from Philadelphia became the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series and the first to win a game on the mound. She has said her dream...

  • Somali troops oust militants from southern town

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday. Abdiqadir Mohamed Nor, the governor of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region where the fighting is...

  • 5 things to know about Maine's upcoming election

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Maine candidates are heading into the final stretch and all eyes are on the battle for the Blaine House. While the tight three-person race for governor is likely to get the most attention this fall, the contest for Maine's open 2nd Congressional District seat and local races that will...

  • Djokovic beats Querrey to reach US Open 4th round

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic needed all of 15 minutes to take the first five games against Sam Querrey, sending the top-seeded Serb on his way to the U.S. Open's fourth round for the eighth year in a row. Djokovic's routine 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory Saturday put him in the round of 16...

  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist...

  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. "Why didn't you say before that you were alive? Why so quiet?" the rebel taunted. Minutes later, the...

  • Common Core an issue in competitive governor race

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in education funds following the state's...

  • 5 things to know about Oklahoma's election

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's gubernatorial race seems to be heating up, but there are numerous seats on the midterm election ballot come Nov. 4. Here's a look at what voters can expect: ___ TWO U.S. SENATE RACES: For the first time in recent history, both U.S. Senate seats are up...

  • Health law factors into governor's, Senate races

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago. But, running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, both find themselves under attack on the issue...

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