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  • Japan's lower house dissolved for snap election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals. His ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which has been...

  • Ousted Burkina Faso president arrives in Morocco

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan state media says former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has arrived in Casablanca from Ivory Coast, where he initially sought refuge after demonstrations brought down his government last month. The report said Compaore, who held power for 27...

  • Dutch move 122 tons of gold out of US

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros ($5 billion) from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam. In a statement Friday morning the bank said that its 612.5-ton national gold reserve is...

  • US Navy ships briefly collide in Gulf of Aden

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured. The spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, says the USNS Amelia Earhart and the USNS Walter S. Diehl were...

  • Ovechkin's late goal lifts Capitals over Avalanche

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has scored plenty of pretty goals in his career. He even throws in some scrappy ones from time to time. Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots, and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night....

  • Waldow leads Saint Mary's past Denver 78-62

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Brad Waldow made 12 of 14 shots to score 26 points and Saint Mary's shot 64.6 percent from the field to defeat Denver 78-62 on Thursday night. Kerry Carter added 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting plus 5 of 6 free throws for the Gaels (3-0). Aaron Bright had 13 points...

  • No. 12 Kansas State beats West Virginia 26-20

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12. Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20...

  • Williams leads UNC to 45-20 rout of No. 25 Duke

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina took things from No. 25 Duke all night: The ball. The momentum. And, finally, the Victory Bell. The Tar Heels routed Duke 45-20 on Thursday night with Marquise Williams throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more. "I think we finally put...

  • Chinese scholar's separatism conviction upheld

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A court Friday upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity. Ilham Tohti was accused of fomenting unrest...

  • Miss Honduras' slaying a shock for violent nation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare. They reviewed the history of Honduras, including the military-backed coup...

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