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  • Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The final tally in Indonesia's presidential election shows that Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has won with 53 percent of the vote. Shortly before the results of the July 9 election were released Tuesday evening by the Election Commission, Widodo's opponent, former...

  • Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month. The militants have called on the Christians to convert to Islam and have tried to impose their own...

  • Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

    PARIS (AP) — A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae. The decision by an appeals court in Nantes represents a victory for environmentalists and for the horse's owner, Vincent Petit, who nearly died himself when he...

  • Trains collide in South Korea; 1 dead, dozens hurt

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two passenger trains collided head-on in eastern South Korea on Tuesday, killing one passenger and injuring dozens, officials said. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash, which occurred at about 6 p.m. in eastern Gangwon province, said Nam Young-woo, an...

  • Falcon that hit Richmond building to lose eye

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye. The center in Waynesboro says the female falcon's eye has atrophied. The falcon won't be released after it recovers...

  • Dallas schools superintendent gets 2-year deal

    DALLAS (AP) — The superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District has received a two-year contract extension but no raise. Trustees early Tuesday approved the deal with Mike Miles, who makes about $300,000 annually. The agreement extends a contract that was set to expire next June...

  • Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of the bodies that put pressure on European foreign ministers meeting in...

  • Indonesian presidential election tally shows Jakarta governor Widodo wins 53 percent of vote

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian presidential election tally shows Jakarta governor Widodo wins 53 percent of vote.

  • Protesters in Malaysia seek justice from Russia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Protesters marched on the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, waving placards and demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week. Several hundred people chanted "We want justice" and demanded that...

  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Eighty-two percent of the crop is...

  • Will new Politico poll encourage more Democrats to challenge Hillary Clinton for 2016 nomination?

    A new Politico poll suggests that Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign may be over before it's officially announced.

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

    BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence in their countries over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic, violent protests in Europe against Gaza conflict

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic, violent protests in Europe against Gaza conflict.

  • Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the coastal strip and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at...

  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.



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