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  • EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job. The decision on incumbent Catherine Ashton's successor...

  • 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' draft released

    LONDON (AP) — An unused chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published. The fifth chapter, from a 1961 draft, describes an extra room in the factory called the "Vanilla Fudge Room," which features a...

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally....

  • Corpus Christi native tapped to run ICE

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Corpus Christi native is poised to become the first Latina to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. President Barack Obama announced this week he was nominating 62-year-old U.S. district attorney Sarah R. Saldaña as assistant secretary of ICE. The...

  • College embarks on expansion plan

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — The open field behind Fletcher Technical Community College's Schriever campus could be filled with buildings in the coming years, school officials said. Fletcher plans to build a $5.1 million student services center using state money authorized by the Legislature in 2013...

  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    NEW YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone for the Build It Back initiative —...

  • Troopers investigate non-fatal shooting in Del.

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a 25-year-old man wounded in Wilmington. Police say the victim, who was inside a car, was shot at around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of a Caribbean restaurant in Wilmington. Police...

  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires. Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were primarily in stairwells....

  • 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.

  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who...

  • Bahraini activist detained on arrival to kingdom

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Police detained Bahraini human rights campaigner Maryam al-Khawaja after her arrival in the Gulf country on Saturday, her mother said. Al-Khawaja has dual Bahraini and Danish citizenship. Her mother, Khadija al-Musawi, told The Associated Press that her daughter was...

  • Iran's president dodges question on held reporter

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday. During the conference, a journalist asked a question about Iran's global outreach after the...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints...

  • Common Core supporters hit back at Bobby Jindal for lawsuit

    Collaborative for Student Success published a memo Friday criticizing the Lousiana governor's position on the education standards as motivated by a desire to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. Political...



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