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Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Thursday they are investigating what they described as “claims” that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Afghan capital.
Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thur
SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over Taiwan

SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over Taiwan

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for calm in the Taiwan Strait, urging against any “provocative action” in the wake of a visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has infuriated Beijing.
US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials believe Russia is working to fabricate evidence concerning last week's deadly strike on prison housing prisoners of war in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine. U.S.
Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

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Indiana Rep. Walorski, 2 staffers killed in head-on crash

Indiana Rep. Walorski, 2 staffers killed in head-on crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed Wednesday in a car crash in her northern Indiana district along with two members of her congressional staff and another person, police said. The crash happened about 12:30 p.m.
Parkland jurors hear 3rd day of heartbreaking testimony

Parkland jurors hear 3rd day of heartbreaking testimony

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Girl Scout and avid reader. A trombone player who loved movies and basketball. A straight-A student who loved Irish dance and was looking forward to a trip to Ireland.
Senate backs NATO bid of Finland, Sweden in rebuke to Russia

Senate backs NATO bid of Finland, Sweden in rebuke to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators delivered near-unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S.
Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pardon and Parole on Wednesday voted to recommend clemency for a death row inmate who has admitted to beating to death a friend and co-worker who refused to loan him $50 to buy cocaine.
NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns quarterback Watson

NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns quarterback Watson

The NFL is appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy , giving Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to i