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  • Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was...

  • AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press. The appointment was announced...

  • Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant's location and that a public hearing will be held on the issue. Hundreds of people marched against the...

  • Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified. The pilot was Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, the Navy said Sunday. Poloski was the subject of a 36-hour search in the...

  • Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest...

  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation...

  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said. Spokesman Olivier Salgado told The...

  • Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

    Updated: 56 min ago

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0. Querrey then defeated Norbert Gombos 6-4,...

  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a...

  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of...

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