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  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move...

  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will held in the midst of the country's civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as a farce. President Bashar...

  • Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric in a move that could exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The ministry announced its decision to deport Hussein al-Najati on Wednesday,...

  • Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. The move, in an 89-22 vote, follows years of...

  • Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue

    Violence erupted late Tuesday in a main tourist area of Rio de Janeiro following the killing of a popular local figure near where 2016 Olympic swimming events are expected to take place. (April 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rio De Janeiro - April 23, 2014 1. Various of...

  • Pop star Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to the singer's bodyguard, whom defense lawyers call a key witness. Wednesday had been set as the start of Brown's trial. But prosecutors told a judge they won't...

  • Dow Chemical 1Q net income jumps

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical said Wednesday its first-quarter net income jumped 75 percent, helped by easy comparisons to a prior-year period weighed down by hefty one-time charges. Its earnings beat Wall Street estimates, while revenue was short. Its shares rose in midday trading. The...

  • Feds seek $211K in fines from Minn. company

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal safety regulators are proposing $211,000 in fines for a Minnesota agriculture company that authorities say repeatedly failed to make sure workers weren't exposed grain dust hazards in Montana. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday cited...

  • NY casino contenders face application fee deadline

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Groups seeking a license to build one of up to four casinos in upstate New York are facing a deadline to pay a $1 million application fee. The fee is the first major hurdle for backers of several casino projects intended for the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga region and...

  • Saudi Arabia to girls: No sports for you!

    Saudi Arabian traditionalists staged a protest last week against what they call "Westernizing" reforms - including potentially allowing girls to participate in sports classes.

  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments. While the announcement was greeted with...

  • Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

    The Energy Department didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it approved $6.5 billion of loan guarantees for a nuclear project in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a zero dollar "credit...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence. The president kicked off his...

  • Valuing the freedom to make our own privacy tradeoffs

    Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school. On my...



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