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  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head...

  • US Secretary of State Kerry meets Iran's Zarif

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from talks Sunday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, saying Washington was intent on advancing negotiations focused on reducing Iran's atomic activities in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions. The...

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A...

  • Arab states lag in media war against extremists

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab...

  • Old Sioux City riverboat casino to be removed soon

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former Argosy riverboat casino is supposed to be removed from its Sioux City dock before the end of this month, but local officials are not sure that will happen. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott told the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1obsCAc ) he's concerned the old...

  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to...

  • Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said. While most...

  • New Afghan President With Power-Sharing Deal

    Afghanistan's election commission named a new president only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. Final vote results have not been released. (Sept. 21) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kabul,...

  • France's Sarkozy makes comeback TV appearance

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy says he's learned a few things about himself in the two-and-a-half years since his bitter defeat in France's 2012 presidential elections. Sarkozy used a 45-minute prime-time TV interview Sunday evening to explain why he's going back on a pledge he made to quit...

  • Utah jobless rate unchanged, 2nd lowest in US

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say Utah unemployment figures remained unchanged at 3.6 percent in August, tying the state with two others for second-lowest in the nation. Gov. Gary R. Herbert says the Department of Workforce Services figures released this week, plus a state fiscal...



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