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  • Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to Washington

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Advocates of tougher gun control measures are embarking on their third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington. The group that calls itself Team 26 is setting out Saturday morning on the 400-mile ride that is expected to take them four days. Twenty children and six educators were killed in the December 2012 shooting...

  • For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a lie. The 9-year-old's grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, is going to prison after being convicted of capital murder in the case and the defense says she is remorseful. Still,...

  • UK prime minister rallies party before 'knife edge' election

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival. Cameron told a party rally that "this isn't any election. This is a high-stakes, high-risk election." "This is a knife-edge election and can only be cut...

  • Family keeps small-time sawmill buzzing in New Hampshire

    GILMANTON, N.H. (AP) — On Bob Potter's farm, the whine of a saw is heard over the grumbling of a diesel-powered engine as he and his boys carry on a family practice begun nearly half a century ago. Moving back and forth through the blade on a motorized carriage, long poplar logs that the guys harvested off their Gilmanton farm are cut into...

  • Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their plane slammed full speed into the Col de Mariaud is not a quiet...

  • Police on trial: Tears, anger resurge over 2005 French riots

    RENNES, France (AP) — One October afternoon, two teenage boys were kicking around a football in their desolate housing project northeast of Paris. Two hours later, they lay lifeless, electrocuted in a power substation as they hid from police. Two police officers wept in a hushed courtroom as they testified about what happened that fateful day...

  • Uzbekistan to vote to extend veteran leader's rule

    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain. Islam Karimov, 77, has led the double-landlocked former Soviet republic of 30 million people...

  • 2 Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

    PRAGUE (AP) — Two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were traveling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released, the Czech government said on Saturday. "I am really glad to confirm that Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka ... returned back to the Czech Republic today in the morning," Prime Minister...

  • Italy sees record asylum requests as migrant centers fill

    SIRACUSA, Sicily (AP) — As Italy copes with record number of migrants making the risky trip across the Mediterranean to reach European shores, it is also registering a record number of political asylum requests, filling migrant holding centers with would-be refugees hoping that their cases are accepted. For years, refugees have often passed...

  • Early states in presidential primary may be losing clout

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation's first presidential primaries and caucuses, the states have heaped political and financial rewards for decades on successful candidates and hastened the end for underachievers. Yet their clout may be declining in...

  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada. Popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval appears reluctant to change jobs. And the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him. Sandoval is likely to face intense...

  • Nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken. But when the nurse was reunited with them on Friday at Shriners Hospital For Children, she found two cheerful 8-year-olds who had learned to speak English and to walk and even paint with artificial limbs. They looked "healthy and so...

  • Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan. An army statement says three soldiers were wounded in Saturday's battle in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region. It says ground forces launched the attack after spotting a group of militants there....

  • Police make arrest in threat that delayed Hernandez trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held. Fall River police arrested 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood on Thursday night. Haddad is being held without bail after being arraigned Friday....

  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote address at the Boao Forum on Hainan island in the country's south, at which he lauded the promise of the Chinese economy...

  • Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Knox spoke briefly Friday evening to reporters gathered outside the Seattle home of her mother, Edda Mellas. She was flanked by her mother and her fiance, Colin Sutherland....

  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as long as a standard mission on the station. Russia's Gennady...

  • Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown. An appeals court in 2011 cleared Knox in the 2007...

  • Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all. "Finished!" Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the...

  • Police officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

    BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot just below his right eye and was in critical condition in an induced...

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