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Venezuelan activist moves to US after release from 'dungeon'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:35:39 +1200

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) " Francisco Marquez says he constantly heard screams from prisoners being beaten in neighboring cells. He once saw a dozen inmates handcuffed, forced to run naked for hours under the hot sun as punishment for...

Venezuela suspends recall campaign against President Maduro

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:25:38 +1200

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Venezuela's electoral council said it was suspending a recall campaign against President Nicolas Maduro after courts annulled the signature collecting campaign in four states.The next phase of the complex...

Venezuela's electoral authority suspends recall campaign against Maduro over court rulings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:10:40 +1200

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Venezuela's electoral authority suspends recall campaign against Maduro over court rulings.


Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:10:39 +1200

TOP STORIES:SOC--UEFA-CEFERINNYON, Switzerland " The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says. By Rob Harris. SENT: 890 words, photos.SOC--FIFA INVESTIGATION-USNEW...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:10:39 +1200

EDITORS:These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:thru 25, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates " cricket, Pakistan vs. West Indies, 2nd test.thru 24, Chittagong,...

Mexican peso dances to rhythm of US election campaign

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:55:35 +1200

MEXICO CITY (AP) " Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.The currency has been pummeled in 2016, losing close to 10 percent of its value against...

Trump spends $70M in September, Lewandowski cashes out

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:45:47 +1200

WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump's campaign blew through more than $70 million last month, more than double what it spent in August.The spending spree came as Trump contended with faltering poll numbers and increased criticism from...

The Latest: California ballot measures reach $458 million

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:35:40 +1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " The Latest on spending for and against California ballot initiatives (all times local):4:25 p.m.Contributions for and against the 17 measures on California's November ballot have reached $458 million,...

Coast Guard to look at jetty in Jose Fernandez boat crash

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:30:44 +1200

MIAMI (AP) " U.S. Coast Guard officials say they'll examine lighting on the Miami Beach jetty involved in a boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men last month.Rear Admiral Paul Thomas said in...

UN experts say Saudi coalition violated law in Yemen attack

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:30:44 +1200

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " U.N. experts investigating the double bombing of a packed funeral hall in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Oct. 8 are accusing the Saudi-led coalition of violating international humanitarian law by attacking...

Government appeals temporary block on transgender rules

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:25:38 +1200

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " The government is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools nationwide.A one-page filing Thursday...

The full transcript of what Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright said to each other in the drunken hours before her fatal fall

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:18:31 +1200

A recording Gable Tostee made of the hours leading up to his Tinder date Warriena Wright's death was among the most crucial evidence at the Gold Coast man's murder trial.While it is still not clear why Tostee started recording the...

Media Files:|caption=Taken inside Gable Tostee's apartment the night Ms Wright died. Photo / Twitter

Michelle Obama destroys Trump at rally for Clinton

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:51 +1200

Michelle Obama just savaged Donald Trump with a speech so powerful it left many wondering why she isn't running for president. The crowd went wild as the First Lady gave an impassioned speech during a rally for Hillary Clinton...

Media Files:|caption=Michelle Obama blasts Donald Trump: 'He just doesn't understand us'. Photo / AP

The Latest: Proceedings end for day in Jenner stalking case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:48 +1200

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Latest on the trial of a man charged with stalking model and reality television star Kendall Jenner (all times local):4:50 p.m.Proceedings have ended for the day in the trial of a man charged with stalking...

US service member killed as elite Iraqi forces join fight for Mosul

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:56:47 +1200

In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the US military announced the first American...

Media Files:|caption=Iraqi army soldiers raise their weapons in celebration on the outskirts of Mosul in Iraq. Photo / AP

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:45:47 +1200

DETROIT (AP) " A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the woman's...

U.S. officials say 50-year-old woman killed by Takata air bag inflator in California

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:35:37 +1200

DETROIT (AP) " U.S. officials say 50-year-old woman killed by Takata air bag inflator in California .

Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, lifting stock to new high

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:25:41 +1200

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its stock on a trajectory toward its all-time high.The fiscal first-quarter...

History shows bitter campaigns typically end with acceptance

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:25:39 +1200

When Congress denied Andrew Jackson the White House even though he'd won more votes than any other candidate, he blamed it on "bare faced corruption."When Rutherford B. Hayes won the presidency five decades later, supporters of...

Schlumberger beats 3Q profit forecasts

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:40 +1200

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " Schlumberger NV on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $176 million.On a per-share basis, the company based in The Hague, Netherlands said it had net income of 13 cents. Earnings, adjusted for...