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Man Charged in Poland Rape

A Hillsville man is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on suspicion of raping his ex-wife.…

6 Mexican tourists killed in Egypt bus accident

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian health official says a bus carrying Mexican tourists has overturned in the Sinai peninsula, killing at least five. Head of emergency services for South Sinai governorate Khaled Abou Hashem says that the bus…

More than 23K refugees flee South Sudan conflict

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A U.N. official says more than 23,500 people have fled fighting in South Sudan’s Jonglei state and sought refuge in neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Tim Irwin, a spokesman in South…

Zimbabwe court orders national polls by July 31

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s highest court has ordered the nation’s president to hold crucial elections by the end of July. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku ruled Friday that President Robert Mugabe erred in not proclaiming an election date…

Radical monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — When a huge mob of Buddhist thugs crawled on the roof of Ma Sansar Soe’s shop, doused it with gasoline and set it ablaze, the Buddhist businesswoman didn’t blame them for burning it to…

Israeli amusement park rejects segregation claims

JERUSALEM (AP) — A popular Israeli amusement park under criticism for the appearance of discrimination is denying that it segregates between Jews and Arabs. The Superland park near Tel Aviv came under fire this week after reports that…

Stocks mixed in early trade as spending falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are heading slightly lower in early trading after the government reported that Americans cut back on their spending last month, a discouraging sign for the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 13…

Greek coin hoard repatriated from Switzerland

ATHENS (AP) — A hoard of ancient Greek silver coins seized at a Swiss airport is being repatriated to Greece, the country’s culture ministry says. A ministry statement Friday said the 118 coins from the early 4th century…

‘Got Talent’ boss Cowell: a talent for relevance

NEW YORK (AP) — So what’s new on TV? The new season of “America’s Got Talent” starts Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT. New judges include former Spice Girl Mel B. and supermodel/personality Heidi Klum, who are joining forces…

Saudi king leaves for vacation in Morocco

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says King Abdullah has left for a vacation in Morocco, challenging recent claims that the 90-year-old monarch was seriously ill. The official Saudi Press Agency said on Friday that Abdullah left…

2nd UK soldier slaying suspect leaves hospital

LONDON (AP) — A man arrested after giving an interview about his friendship with a suspect in the killing of a British soldier has been charged with terror offenses. Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan — who also goes by the name…

Lebanese parliament extends its term 17 months

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state run news agency says the country’s parliament has extended its term 17 months because of deteriorating security conditions related to Syria’s civil war. The National News Agency says parliament has postponed elections from…

Shyamalan not in orbit of ‘After Earth’ marketing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a twist worthy of an M. Night Shyamalan film: Where is the prolific writer-director in the marketing of his latest work? “The Sixth Sense” filmmaker has seemingly been sidelined in the promotional efforts…

‘PLL’ star plays single military mom on ‘Lauren’

NEW YORK (AP) — Troian Bellisario’s two most recent roles have her playing women at very different times in their lives who have reached their breaking point and are trying to move forward. She plays teen Spencer Hastings…

Taliban deny attacking Red Cross in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have denied any role in this week’s attack on a compound housing the International Committee of the Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan. The assault by two attackers killed an Afghan guard. Afghan…

Kyrgyzstan rocked by protest at Canadian gold mine

BARSKOON, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Hundreds of protesters attempted to storm a Canadian gold mine office in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, clashing violently with riot police and prompting the Central Asian nation to declare a state of emergency. Dozens of…

Oil falls below $93 on high supplies, OPEC output

The price of oil fell below $93 a barrel Friday after OPEC decided to stick to its current production target and figures showed crude supplies are brimming. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for July delivery was…

US consumers cut spending 0.2 pct. in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on spending in April after their income failed to grow, a sign economic growth may be slowing. The Commerce Department says consumer spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in April, the…