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  • Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police...

  • Trial continues for woman who took dying man's dog

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trial was expected to continue for a Pittsburgh woman charged with stealing a cancer-stricken man's dog, whose attorney says she was justified in having the animal euthanized. The defense attorney for 58-year-old Gisele Paris doesn't dispute that she removed a...

  • Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September. The military said air raid sirens were sounded in the Eshkol region bordering the Palestinian coastal territory. The projectile...

  • Parity abounds among women's hoops elite

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. 1 for long. Staley and the Gamecocks (10-0) are the top-ranked women's team in the land...

  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. Spokesman Pawel Sawicki told The Associated Press on Friday that 1,800 suitcases have been placed...

  • Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary. Coming from as far away as Afghanistan and Syria and as near as Kosovo and...

  • Hungary official says disputed Internet tax plan 'dead'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian official says a plan to tax Internet use, which provoked huge protests, "is dead and will never come back to life." In October, the government said an Internet tax was needed to complement a levy on phone calls because people were increasingly...

  • Minnesota health officials report flu surge

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools...

  • CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member, a year after Israel was voted in as a full member. Rolf Heuer, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, says he signed a document Friday in...

  • Finland's 1st terror case sees 4 sentenced

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HELSINKI (AP) — In Finland's first court case where terror charges have been filed, three men and one woman have been given suspended sentences for collecting a small amount of money for an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia The Helsinki District Court said Friday the...

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