• Probe: No wrongdoing in autistic student's choking death

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation has found no wrongdoing in the choking death of an autistic Brooklyn student. The probe by the Special Commissioner of Investigation didn't find any misconduct by staff at the public school last October. Dyasha Smith, a nonverbal 21-year-old, choked...

  • Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed 20 people Tuesday, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Gov. Nasir el-Rufai urged citizens...

  • Ryanair to begin offering low-cost flights to Israel

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Europe's low-cost airline Ryanair says it will start its first cheap flights in and out of Israel in November. The Irish budget airline said Tuesday it will offer twice-weekly flights between Israel's Ovda airport near Eilat and Budapest, Kaunas, and Krakow. The...

  • Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more. It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold...

  • Taliban attacks in Kabul target intel compound, NATO convoy

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban staged two separate suicide bombings on Tuesday in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounded three, including a NATO soldier, Afghan officials said. In one attack, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck at the gate of an intelligence...

  • Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters off Gulf Coast

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for two boaters missing off Florida's Gulf Coast. Officials say that Michael Forehand and Lisa Harris were aboard a 39-foot boat over the weekend between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle and never returned as expected by Sunday...

  • Militants attack government-held neighborhood in north Syria

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes broke out Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after militants attacked a government-held neighborhood there, capturing several buildings, activists said. The Local Coordination Committees and the Aleppo Media Center said the fighting was...

  • Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words — and a pair of shorts. If the rematch of that tense three-setter at the French Open is half as good, fans at Wimbledon should be in for a treat. Williams takes on...

  • Latest bomb blast blamed on extremists kills 20 in northern Nigeria's Zaria town - official

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Latest bomb blast blamed on extremists kills 20 in northern Nigeria's Zaria town - official.

  • Turkish Airlines plane diverted to New Delhi over bomb scare

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word "bomb" was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents. The airline said Tuesday that a crew member discovered...

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