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  • 22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

    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...

  • Group claims responsibility for Vermont Gas visit

    HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — An activist group is claiming responsibility for a protest at the Hinesburg home of the president of Vermont Gas Systems. In an email sent Saturday to some Vermont media outlets, the group Green Mountain EarthFirst claimed they "temporarily seized" the property of Vermont...

  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday. The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors for the July 13 death of Ronald Singleton. The...

  • Mexican cartels ramp up human smuggling business

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Human smuggling has started to comprise a larger share of the cash fueling Mexico's warring cartels, according to U.S. agents familiar with the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote. The cartels generated about $50 million from smuggling in the last six months as the illicit...

  • President Bill Clinton to speak at Crist rally

    MIAMI (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is headed to Miami to stump at a campaign rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charile Crist. Crist's campaign announced the speech on Saturday. Clinton is scheduled to be at Crist's campaign rally Friday at Miami's J.W. Marriott Marquis. Crist...

  • Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church. Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager. The first time, the teenager was interrupted by an adult, and ran away. But...

  • Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe. Mustapha Abdel Kebir, mayor of Ben Guerdane, a border town with Libya, said that identity papers recovered from the bodies...

  • Fall from Bay Area cliff leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one person has died and two others have been injured after falling from a cliff south of San Francisco. Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said the accident happened before dawn Saturday after the three victims, all male, broke through a fence running...

  • Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers ended on Saturday without a clear way out of a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, although some envoys signaled that progress had been made. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, withdrew their...

  • Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go. But fear not — the actor says he's not about to lower the curtain on his own career. Pacino plays a small-town Texas...

  • Legislature ends with water, ethics, guns bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers have wrapped up their two-year session by sending Gov. Jerry Brown bills dealing with groundwater regulations, political ethics and guns, all driven by high-profile issues captivating Californians. They adjourned early Saturday morning, a day before the...

  • 5 things to know about New York's election season

    Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo....

  • 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.

  • Texas gov candidates agree to 2 debates

    After a bit of a kerfuffle, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have agreed to terms for a statewide televised debate.



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