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  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted murder, mayhem, assault and...

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise. Just days before the Philippines marked Sunday's anniversary of the carnage with prayers and calls to end impunity, another...

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to...

  • Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm. Authorities in the city implemented a 24-hour curfew as Iraqi armed forces and tribesmen fought to regain Ramadi's eastern Sijariya neighborhood, which the extremist...

  • Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper is up from the...

  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...

  • Officials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people. Police officials say the attack took place Sunday morning in the busy market in the town of Youssifiyah, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital. They say the blast killed seven people and wounded 16. A medical...

  • Saudi's Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The CEO of telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, has been suspended after accounting errors forced the company to restate 18 months of earnings. Etihad Etisalat, which is 28 percent owned the United Arab Emirates' Etisalat, said in a statement posted on the Saudi...

  • Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the county of...

  • Man lit house on fire, waited to ambush officers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who lived at the end of a cul-de-sac set his house on fire and hid and waited for authorities to arrive so he could ambush them. When the first officer showed up Saturday morning, the man, who had made previous threats against police, shot the deputy from behind, a law enforcement official said. He took the...

  • Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates

    MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see. No reason not to enjoy himself after sending Chris Algieri to the canvas six times Sunday night in a performance that will once again heat up talk of a fight with Floyd...

  • Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh. The official Saudi Press Agency, quoting an unnamed Saudi security official, says the shooting happened Saturday afternoon. The agency said the victim was in stable condition and that...

  • Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official said. The man's name and address had been...

  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days,...

  • 'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars. "Blind Massage" from Chinese director Lou Ye won six of the seven categories it had been nominated in,...

  • Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins

    PARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir. The palace of the Riviera principality advised citizens on Saturday that the big moment, expected in December, will be celebrated with church bells ringing. The palace says there will be 21...

  • Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer. Cleveland's Emergency Medical Service tells WOIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1FefMZO ) that the boy is at a hospital with serious injuries. His mother says he's in surgery for a stomach...

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident. "We're not demonizing the police," Sharpton said, but "this...

  • Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said. The adult female sheep escaped an exhibit just before noon and traversed the Santa Monica Mountains from the area in Griffith Park where the zoo is located, zoo spokeswoman April Spurlock...

  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists...

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