• AP PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KARNEI HITTIN, Israel (AP) — The year is 1187 and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem is beginning to collapse. At the Battle of Hattin, sword-wielding soldiers on horseback chant in Arabic, looking to behead their Christian targets. Some 60 history buffs are re-enacting the famed...

  • Some say Christie's gone too much to govern New Jersey

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state. Democrats who have alternately supported his major initiatives and bashed him are telling a national audience...

  • Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) — Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood — rugby. Katlehong Tigers'...

  • Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on Islamic extremist group Boko...

  • Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in...

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont. The health system is considering a formal affiliation with Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New...

  • All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London....

  • Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said. Top Kerala state police officer T.P. Senakumar said the Iranian crew members were being questioned for possible smuggling and...

  • Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and plans to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done. Allegations against two soldiers were disclosed last week....

  • Israeli Cabinet reverses policy easing conversion to Judaism

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel. Sunday's move tightens the grip of ultra-Orthodox parties over religious issues in Israel and rolls back reforms made by the previous government. The new...

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