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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:00:08 GMT2017-02-25T16:00:08Z

 



Brazen attacks against Syrian security kill at least 32

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:00:08 GMT2017-02-25T16:00:08Z

BEIRUT (AP) - In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported.



Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:14:41 GMT2017-02-25T15:14:41Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport.



Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:45:07 GMT2017-02-25T02:45:07Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.



Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:18:07 GMT2017-02-25T01:18:07Z

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.



Paris mayor, Clooney fire back at Trump for insulting city

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:44 GMT2017-02-25T00:00:44Z

PARIS (AP) - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech.



For Kim Jong Nam, a sad end to a lonely life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:22:22 GMT2017-02-24T21:22:22Z




Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:36:13 GMT2017-02-24T20:36:13Z

MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) - As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants.



Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:27:15 GMT2017-02-24T19:27:15Z

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.



FBI agent arrested for firing at officer enters plea deal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:52:56 GMT2017-02-24T18:52:56Z

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An FBI agent who was arrested in western Michigan for shooting at a police officer outside a fitness club could avoid jail under a plea agreement.



Swedish politician: Civil servants should have sex on lunchbreak

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:37 GMT2017-02-24T14:31:37Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.



Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in Moscow

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:16:01 GMT2017-02-24T14:16:01Z

MOSCOW (AP) - Diplomats, colleagues and relatives said their final farewells Friday to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died earlier in the week.



Erdogan: Turkey can hold referendum on death penalty

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:36 GMT2017-02-24T14:15:36Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could hold a referendum on reinstating the death penalty, if parliament fails to pass such a measure.



Police: Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed by VX nerve agent

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:46:34 GMT2017-02-24T10:46:34Z

SEOUL — The North Korean leader's half brother was killed by VX, a nerve agent that can kill within minutes if absorbed through the skin, Malaysian police said Friday, giving their first assessment of the cause of Kim Jong Nam's death.



Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:00:30 GMT2017-02-24T01:00:30Z

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.



$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:36:11 GMT2017-02-23T23:36:11Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Wisconsin will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit, attorneys announced on Thursday.



Supreme Court won't hear Ohio man's Amish hair-cutting case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:01 GMT2017-02-23T19:38:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the case of the Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish.



Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:45:11 GMT2017-02-23T18:45:11Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The sole winning ticket for an estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot - the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history - was sold at a northern Indiana convenience store where a store official said Thursday she hopes the winner is someone local.



Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:36:09 GMT2017-02-23T18:36:09Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city.



Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahore

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:08:06 GMT2017-02-23T16:08:06Z

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or merely stored in the building.



Pope buys quake-zone produce to help farmers, donates food

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:00:10 GMT2017-02-23T15:00:10Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis's chief alms-giver went on a shopping spree in quake-struck central Italy on Thursday, buying up prosciutto, cheese and local produce from struggling local businesses and donating the bounty to Roman soup kitchens.