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Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

SAO PAULO (AP) - The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White students to no longer be majority at school

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

HONOLULU (AP) - Tourists in popular areas of Hawaii got back to their vacations after a tropical storm swept through without widespread disaster, but a large, rural swath of the Big Island has spent more than 24 hours without electricity and is struggling with downed trees blocking roads.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) - Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US officials: New round of airstrikes near Irbil

NEW DELHI (AP) - American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Book series continues 'Frozen' adventures

NEW YORK (AP) - The adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa of "Frozen" fame will continue, at least on paper.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Facebook draws ire with email switcheroo

NEW YORK (AP) - In yet another change that upset users, Facebook has replaced the email addresses users chose to display on their profile pages with (at)facebook.com addresses.

June 26, 2012 | BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):

June 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States can't limit corporate campaign spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a plea to revisit its 2-year-old campaign finance decision in the Citizens United case and instead struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.

June 25, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No automatic life without parole for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

June 25, 2012 | JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ariz. officials call court ruling victory

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking effect.

June 25, 2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Part of Ariz. immigration law struck down

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward - that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

June 25, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Debby drenches Florida

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Debby spun drenching rains Monday over northern Florida as it hung nearly stationary over the Gulf of Mexico, making its biggest threat flooding rather than winds.

June 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mass support for ridiculed bus monitor

The pebble was tossed when a middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video on his Facebook page.

June 22, 2012 | RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio candy thief steals lots of candy

Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups

June 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Developing countries bail out Europe

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - The scene at the just-concluded Group of 20 summit held in this seaside resort would have been unthinkable a decade ago: Hundreds of dignitaries gathered in opulent Mexican hotels and convention halls to hammer out an economic bailout for Europe. Meanwhile, the leaders of Brazil and China kicked in tens of billions of dollars to the International Monetary Fund to rescue downtrodden Spain and Greece.

June 20, 2012 | JACK CHANG, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Millions to stay uninsured under Obamacare

One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.

June 19, 2012 | TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | NATION/WORLD


Catholic hospitals reject birth control compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sharpening an election-year confrontation over religious freedom and government health insurance rules, the nation's Catholic hospitals on Friday rejected President Barack Obama's compromise for providing birth control coverage to their women employees.

June 15, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Policy to spare youths from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. reveals Secret Service accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government has revealed details of serious allegations against Secret Service agents and officers since 2004, including claims of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior. It wasn't immediately clear how many of the accusations were confirmed to be true.

June 15, 2012 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon to mark gay pride month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last summer, gays in the military dared not acknowledge their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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