More 2014 election Articles

  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government tasked their executive body to...

  • In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grass-roots fire that is sweeping this country." The tea party-backed Texan's rousing...

  • Man, 20, arrested in Central Park pellet attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a pair of Central Park pellet gun attacks that police designated as hate crimes. Police charged 20-year-old Edward Fall on Saturday with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. They say the Manhattan man...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....

  • Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news. With just over a month to go before the Oct. 5 vote,...

  • Cuba gives US swimmer Diana Nyad sporting medal

    HAVANA (AP) — One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award. After a ceremony led by First Vice President Miguel...

  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday. "The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including...

  • 8 foreigners among 10 killed in Bolivia bus crash

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed. Police Capt. Gonzalo Carrasco said that another 24 people, most of them foreigners, were injured...

  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Antonio Diaz said the miners...

  • Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions.

  • Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    LONDON (AP) — A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday. An international search began Thursday for Ashya King, who has a severe brain tumor, after his parents removed him from a hospital in the...

  • AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police. The 15-year-old girls were escorted to the ball held in a Copacabana dancehall Friday night by members...

  • Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival got underway Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues. The Budweiser Made in America concert featured three large stages dotting Grand Park in front of Los Angeles City Hall, and...

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.



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