• Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah's death. Obama was cutting short the final day of his visit to...

  • Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington. The comments were the first by the...

  • Mexico protest marks 4 months since students' disappearance

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexico. Demonstrators streamed through the streets from four starting points to converge at the capital's massive main square, the Zocalo....

  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994...

  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy Foreign Minister...

  • Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing on his own experience as a minority as he gently nudges India to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual." Obama is closing out a three-day visit to New Delhi Tuesday with a speech touting the...

  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it...

  • Small plane reported down in Washington state's Hood Canal

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching an area of Washington's Hood Canal after what appears to be airplane debris was found floating on the water. The Kitsap County sheriff's office says several 911 callers reported seeing a small plane that appeared to be in distress...

  • Obama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress to nearly double its funding to fight antibiotic...

  • No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team. But the Cyclones might be haunted by the final minutes of a game they nearly let slip away. Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce...

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