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Afghan police official: Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central province

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:51:04 -0700

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police official: Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central province.

Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:49:03 -0700

TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his wish for his country to be free of foreign military troops. Duterte told an audience in Tokyo on Wednesday that he wants foreign troops out of his country, possibly within the next two years. He also said he is pursuing an independent foreign policy. He […]

Tuesday’s prep results: Overlake beats Seattle Academy 2-0, claims league title

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:40:28 -0700

Overlake (16-0) won 2-0 on Tuesday to extend its undefeated season and earn the title of Emerald City League champions. Smith Hunter scored the opening goal in the 11th minute off a pass from Serena Home and Sofia Beachman scored the second before halftime off of assists from Home and Jaquelin Nordhoff

Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safe

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:27:05 -0700

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said. The twin-engine F/A-18C Hornet crashed around 6 p.m. near the end of a training flight at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. “Initial reports say that he […]

Hyundai Motor 3Q net profit hits 7-year-low

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:26:03 -0700

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor says its third-quarter profit fell to the lowest level in nearly seven years, well below forecasts. South Korea’s largest automaker said Wednesday its July-September earnings fell 10 percent from a year earlier to 1.06 trillion won ($937 million). It is lowest since the first quarter of 2010, when […]

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access pipeline protest

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:08:08 -0700

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Activists who have been protesting the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline for months ratcheted up the pressure this week by moving onto private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here’s a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest: ___ THE ORIGINS Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners got […]

Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:05:09 -0700

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma County sheriff says Michael Vance, the man wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes including two homicides, had a hit list targeting several more people. Sheriff John Whetsel told The Oklahoman ( on Tuesday that authorities are “extremely concerned about those he may have indicated that he […]

Cleveland Indians beat Chicago Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:04:34 -0700

Pitcher Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a great start and Roberto Perez finished off Chicago in the Cubs’ first World Series game since 1945. Cleveland won 6-0.

Hong Kong lawmakers defy ban as standoff over oaths drags on

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:03:02 -0700

HONG KONG (AP) — More unruly scenes have erupted in Hong Kong’s legislature as two newly elected lawmakers defied an order barring them from retaking their oaths after being disqualified earlier for insulting China. Surrounded by journalists and other lawmakers, Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung of the Youngspiration party entered the Legislative Council’s main chamber […]

Tourism overtakes dairy as New Zealand’s top overseas earner

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:49:03 -0700

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it’s the hobbits that are really making hay. According to figures released Wednesday, tourism has overtaken dairy as the nation’s top earner of overseas dollars. And tourism officials say the success of the fantasy movie trilogy “The Hobbit” […]

Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:43:04 -0700

BOSTON (AP) — The man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston children’s hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is unapologetic and now waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial. Martin Gottesfeld claims the hospital hacking was to protest the treatment of a teenage […]

Bridgegate: Christie says he never knew, other say different

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:39:03 -0700

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn’t know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on. But that story has come under withering assault in a Newark courtroom in the criminal trial of two former […]

Man arrested outside Miranda Kerr’s home charged with mayhem

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:34:04 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged an Australian man in an attack on a security guard outside supermodel Miranda Kerr’s home earlier this month. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Shaun Anthony Haywood was charged with attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday. Haywood […]

Students witness shooting of teen outside Utah middle school

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:33:05 -0700

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of students at a middle school in a Salt Lake City suburb witnessed a shooting in which a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded by another teenager during an argument, police said. The shooting outside Union Middle School in Sandy occurred just as students were leaving school for the day […]

Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:11:12 -0700

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world’s worst atrocities. Gambia announced the decision on television Tuesday night, accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africa and calling it the “International […]

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson reveals wife Ciara is pregnant

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:06:32 -0700

Russell Wilson and Ciara revealed via social media that she is pregnant with what will be the couple's first child together.

Colson Whitehead novel a Carnegie medal finalist

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:05:11 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead’s novel, “The Underground Railroad,” is up for another literary award, this one presented by the American Library Association. Whitehead’s historical saga about an escaped slave, already a contender for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, is one of three finalists for the $5,000 Andrew Carnegie Medal for […]

Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:05:09 -0700

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass protests on Wednesday to drive the unpopular socialist leader from office. Tuesday’s vote by the opposition-led legislature is unlikely to have any legal effect as […]

Judge to hear arguments on evidence in police shooting trial

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:05:06 -0700

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge will hear arguments over defense efforts to use records of the convictions and medical condition of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white former police officer during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan scheduled a Wednesday hearing. Jury selection began Tuesday, […]

8 inmates, 1 officer injured in Chicago jail fights

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:57:10 -0700

CHICAGO (AP) — At least eight inmates and one correctional officer have been injured in a series of fights in a maximum-security section of a Chicago jail. Cook County Sheriff’s Office Chief Policy Officer Cara Smith says all of the injured were taken to hospitals after the Tuesday evening fights. She says the inmates suffered […]