• All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    By Swati Pandey and Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian…

  • Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

    By Mohammed Ghobari CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized Sanaa last…

  • Britons to be asked in referendum to vote 'Yes' to stay in EU

    By Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britons will be asked to vote "yes" if they want to stay in the European Union when a referendum is held in the next two years, the government said on Thursday. The question they will be asked on the ballot paper will be: "Should the United…

  • Nebraska becomes first red state to repeal the death penalty since 1973

    Nebraska just became the first Republican-controlled state since 1973 to repeal the death penalty. On Wednesday, Nebraska lawmakers voted 30 to 19 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of their bill to repeal the death penalty. “Today we are doing something that transcends me, that transcends this…

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  • The 3 presidential candidates throwing a wrench in Mitch McConnell's plans

    When Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky brought floor action on the Patriot Act to a standstill early last Saturday, he underscored the challenge that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has with his three ideological freshman senators seeking the presidency. The other two senators are Ted Cruz (R)…

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  • Texas floods: Does urban sprawl put more homes in path of flooding?

    The booming economy of Central Texas and the rampant development that comes with it may have played a role in exposing area communities to increased flood risk. The speed of new construction is an additional complication, since homes are going up faster than rivers and creeks can be mapped.

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  • 'It’s coming': Did stern Texas flood warnings go unheeded, or unheard?

    Emergency officials in Texas are struggling with the fact that they appeared to do everything by the book – and yet 21 people are still confirmed dead from torrential Memorial Day weekend flooding. On Wednesday, authorities performed hundreds of water rescues and searchers continued to look for 13…

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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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  • Anti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru

    AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

    UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. First, there would be the boat: A huge boat where people could spread out comfortably, where the…

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  • At least three injured after tornado hits Texas gas drilling rig: the Weather Channel

    (Reuters) - At least three people were seriously injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Weather Channel reported, citing the Hemphill County sheriff. It said the drilling rig is near Canadian, a town of nearly 3,000 residents that is about 100 miles (160…

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  • Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.

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  • SANZAR CEO quits to take up similar job in Argentinian rugby

    SYDNEY (AP) — Greg Peters has announced his resignation as SANZAR's chief executive to take up a new role with Argentinian rugby.

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  • Basketball Without Borders camps reach 2 new destinations

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says its Basketball Without Borders camps will go to Gran Canaria, Spain, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the first time.

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  • “If you are single and over 45, this is addicting”

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  • U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just a few hours after U2 kicked off its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on schedule.

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  • Stackhouse gives Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday in the match-play final.

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