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  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a...

  • RI event to highlight prevention of elderly falls

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Health officials are highlighting the risks of falls by older adults and ways they can be prevented. The Rhode Island Falls Injury Prevention Coalition is holding an event Monday at the Statehouse as a kick-off to Falls Prevention Week. It's called "Strong...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Boston Globe, Sept. 18, 2014 When Mary Bonauto, a lawyer for Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, began working to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, even many political liberals viewed her cause as quixotic. But Bonauto mapped out an approach...

  • Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A series of earthquakes destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others Saturday in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people, officials said. A magnitude-5 quake, the strongest of the tremors that shook the area, caused most of the damage in one...

  • Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters or are...

  • Heroin problem emerges as issue in Senate race

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's increasing heroin problem has become an issue in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign is running radio ads across the state criticizing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell for not taking a stance...

  • Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures. Vatican teaching, while forbidding divorce, allows Catholics to have marriages annulled if church...

  • Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for decades in India's Himalayan...

  • Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DERVEN, Albania (AP) — The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly...

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