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  • Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity. Muhammad Rizalman Ismail did not say anything during his brief appearance Saturday at the Wellington District Court. He was taken into...

  • Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates are facing off for a final debate ahead of Sunday's runoff election. President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves are in a tight race, though the latest polls have given Rousseff a slight advantage going into the vote. In the Friday night debate, Neves started right off by asking...

  • Official identifies gunman in high school shooting

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A government official has identified the shooter at a Washington state high school as student Jaylen Fryberg. The official, who has direct knowledge of the situation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Officials and witnesses say Fryberg walked into the high school...

  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13...

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify that Tsarnaev knew his brother was involved in the killings. The government made the statements Friday in a...

  • Oklahoma court resets execution dates for 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates for 2015 after the state said it needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reset the execution date for Charles Warner to Jan. 15, Richard...

  • Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

    PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo election officials failed to decide Friday whether to follow an order by the tribe's top court to postpone a presidential race that's less than two weeks away. Navajo Board of Election Supervisor Lenora Fulton says the board will reconvene Monday at 9 a.m. The Navajo Supreme Court also ordered Chris Deschene off the...

  • Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild." Harney County Sheriff David Glerup said Friday that personal...

  • Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials described...

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday. Aasim...

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree. Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken alive...

  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules and the cash is likely tied to...

  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945. He parachuted out and spent six months in a Japanese prison camp. On Thursday, he was...

  • Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival. But teens at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown differed on whether the punishment was...

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday. Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves ruled against a legal challenge on behalf of a Norman clinic that performs 44 percent of...

  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release. Jurors in Orange County determined that Kevin Reilly, 53, does not need to remain locked up at a state mental hospital. He could be...

  • UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab. The council approved the British-drafted...

  • 4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen. General prosecutor Francisco Dominguez says the gunmen parked a vehicle outside the prison Friday and began shooting, apparently hoping to free...

  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    CHICAGO (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives. After Thursday's hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had his office...

  • Pro soccer ref charged with fraud in NY, suspended

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended. State police say White Plains resident Jose Rivero unlawfully took more than $14,000 in benefits. Rivero was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with two felonies including insurance fraud. Police...

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