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  • Suspect surrenders in Idaho reservation standoff

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An armed man surrendered Saturday night following an 18-hour standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeast Idaho, authorities said. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the confrontation, which began about 3 a.m. MDT. The Idaho State Journal reported ( ) that the...

  • Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for decades in India's Himalayan foothill city of Dharamsala, after fleeing China following a...

  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going...

  • China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad

    BEIJING (AP) — China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown. One fugitive spent 14 years in Canada and was accused of embezzling 60 million yuan ($10...

  • Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Polo was centered about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of...

  • Guatemala clash over development plans kills 8

    PAJOQUES, Guatemala (AP) — An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday. At least six vehicles and a house were burned in Pajoques, a town about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of the...

  • Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in what is being called the King Fire, dangerous conditions have...

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and his...

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He has opposed abortion, while urging parishioners and priests to have patience, not disdain, for those...

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of...

  • 5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months. Police director Antoine Monest said two of the inmates who got out of the prison in the northern city of Cap-Haitien had been recaptured. He said one of them was shot by guards and...

  • 5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

    EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. The crash happened Saturday on Route 115 in Effort, in Monroe County, about 35 miles north of Allentown. It's the same county where authorities are searching for the suspect in last week's deadly ambush at a...

  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging...

  • More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Volunteers met at the university's basketball arena before going out in teams throughout Charlottesville to search for...

  • Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

    HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said on its website Saturday that the flow front has slowed considerably over the past day and there has been a reduction in smoke. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

  • State media: Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia in eastern Lebanon Saturday evening, the state-run news agency reported, as the war in Syria spilled over into its eastern neighbor. However, a Hezbollah-run TV station reported later that the suicide bomber did not kill...

  • Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women. The collections being previewed during Milan fashion week, in its fourth day Saturday, are easy to wear and roomy, not binding, meant for every day and not rarified occasions. Here are some highlights from Saturday's shows: CULTURAL AMBASSADORS PAIR UP Oscar-winning...

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are...

  • S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops. Seyoum Mesfin, the chairman of the South Sudan mediation process by the regional block IGAD, Saturday condemned the fighting in Renk County in the Upper Nile state. He says the fighting is a purposeful...

  • AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages. The large-scale displacement of so many and the...