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1 dead in crash

UPDATE Police closed Interstate 680 for over two hours after a fatal motorcycle accident Monday night.…

Floods recede in Manila as thousands evacuated

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Flooding caused by some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday even as authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila’s overflowing rivers and braced for more…

NYC wedding witness needed? Photogs say, ‘I will’

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people get married at New York City Hall every day. Some couples forget flowers or rings, but what about the one real necessity — a witness? That’s where Goran Veljic and Braulio…

AP names Kennedy news director for South Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Elizabeth Kennedy, its chief of bureau for Lebanon and Syria, to the new position of South Asia news director, based in New Delhi. The appointment was announced Tuesday in Bangkok…

Soldier to face victims of Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids on mud-walled compounds last year is expected to face several survivors of the massacre and relatives of the dead who are…

9 suspected militants killed in Russia’s Dagestan

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russian authorities say police have killed five people including a prominent warlord in a clash in the restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan. Rasul Temirbekov, spokesman for the Russian Investigate Committee, said police stormed…

1st-degree murder to be sought in Pa. slaying

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania prosecutor says he plans to seek a first-degree murder conviction in a shooting death outside a popular late-night eatery in……

Israel negotiator predicts ‘dramatic decisions’

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to meet for their second round of peace talks. The first round was held last week in Jerusalem, under a cloak of secrecy.…

Mozambique plans for vote despite boycott threat

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The Mozambican government says it plans to stick to a schedule for elections later this year and in 2014 even though the main opposition party warns it will boycott the process. Jose Pacheco, the…

Man tries opening plane’s emergency door in flight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say an AirTran flight was diverted to a Memphis airport after a passenger tried to open an emergency exit on the plane. In an e-mail to Memphis station WREG-TV, Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad…

Despite Egypt’s turmoil, Qatar sends gas shipment

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar says it has sent the second shipment of natural gas to Egypt despite the turmoil engulfing the North African country and the woes of Qatar’s Islamist allies there. The Qatar News Agency reported…

1st portraits of Prince George are a family affair

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George. Royal officials on Tuesday released photos of Kate holding…

Iran Foreign Ministry to handle nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian diplomatic official says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will lead nuclear talks with world powers, taking over from the country’s national security council. Since the election of centrist Hasan Rouhani as president…

Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaida-linked rebel faction

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish militias and al-Qaida-linked rebel factions are engaged in fierce clashes in northeastern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fighting Tuesday between Kurdish gunmen and rebels from the Islamic…

FBI works to train police on mass killing response

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Two hostages stand haplessly at the classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. “Don’t come down here, I’m telling you — I’ll kill ‘em,” a man inside the classroom shouts…

Cambodia court begins review of voting complaints

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s highest court, the Constitutional Council, on Tuesday began a review of the contested results of last month’s general election, leaving open a small possibility that it will resolve the opposition’s claims of…

Singapore church told to pay over adultery firing

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s government has ordered a prominent church to pay compensation to a former employee who was fired for alleged adultery. The Faith Community Baptist Church has reportedly said it will abide by the order and…

Japan puts troops on display, says role to grow

GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japan put its army on display Tuesday in an annual exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji intended to showcase the nation’s ability to defend itself and to drum up support for plans to…

Ousted China leader’s trial caps dramatic downfall

BEIJING (AP) — Only a few people heard it, but when one of China’s most prominent politicians slapped his police chief across the face, it would end up reverberating far and wide. The smack unleashed tales of murder…

Ga. woman convicted of perjury to be sentenced

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose former boss was convicted of fatally shooting her husband outside a suburban Atlanta preschool in 2010 is set to be sentenced after she was convicted of lying to authorities. Jurors on…