• Islamic State suicide bomber in women's garb kills three in Saudi Arabia

    By Maha El Dahan and Sami Aboudi ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - An Islamist militant suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up outside a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing himself and three other people, the second attack of its kind in the world's top oil exporter…

  • SE Asia vows to rescue 'boat people'; Myanmar seizes migrant vessel

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue efforts to help vulnerable "boat people" stranded in the region's seas, as Myanmar said its navy had seized a vessel off its coast with more than 700 migrants…

  • Explosions rock Burundi capital as deadly protests continue

    By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Two explosions shook Burundi's capital on Friday but no one was hurt, police and a witness said, as deadly unrest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office rumbled on. "We don't know the cause of the explosion yet," said a…

  • Dennis Hastert and the chain of congressional corruption

    Dennis Hastert has not been a member of Congress since 2007. As of now, he has only been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly structuring bank withdrawals of large sums of cash to evade federal law. Since 2010, the Illinois Republican and former speaker of the House has paid $1.7…

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  • Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns co-champions again

    As multi-colored confetti fluttered down from the ceiling, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam proudly held their new trophy aloft. Disqualified spellers and family members alike rose to give the pair a standing ovation, as the second pair of co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling…

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  • Why Cameron could find Berlin an ally for EU reform

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has been viewed warily on his two-day tour of key European capitals. While Mr. Cameron frames his trip as a campaign to get “a better deal for Britain” from the 28-member European Union, many see him as potential architect of the dismantlement of Europe and its…

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  • What does the Justice Dept. have on FIFA? A deep dive into the indictment.

    What the allegations largely boil down to is a series of enrichment schemes between regional soccer officials, many of whom sat on FIFA's executive committee, or exco, and private companies who were sold control of radio, television, and advertising rights to major soccer tournaments between 1991…

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold.

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  • Evacuations near swollen Texas rivers, severe weather kills 21

    By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - Rivers in Texas flooded their banks on Friday after historic storms had pounded the state for more than a week, with the severe weather leaving at least 21 people dead, damaging more than 4,000 structures and prompting widespread evacuations. …

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  • US appeals court: Alzheimer's drug swap is anti-competitive

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that drug manufacturer Actavis PLC's attempted switch of patented Alzheimer's medication, which halted distribution of the old drug before its patent expires this summer, violates U.S. antitrust law.

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  • Netanyahu delight as Palestine withdraw bid to 'oust' Israel

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday welcomed the "failure" of a Palestinian bid to have FIFA suspend Israel from international competition. Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub withdrew his association's bid before shaking hands with his Israeli counterpart Ofer Eini. "I have…

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  • US rescinds ban on military sales to Fiji

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has rescinded a ban on sales of military equipment to the South Pacific island nation of Fiji.

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  • Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — The prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital after the sudden onset of a mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.

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  • McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open after even-par 2nd round

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has missed the cut for the second week in a row, stumbling out of the Irish Open on Friday after failing to make up for a disastrous first round.

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  • Factbox: Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter of Switzerland, president of FIFA since 1998, who was re-elected for a fifth term after Friday's vote in Zurich despite world soccer's governing body being engulfed by a corruption scandal. EARLY CAREER Graduated from the Sion and St Maurice colleges in…

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  • Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

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