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  • Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girls

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago. More than 40 of the girls and young women kidnapped from a remote northeastern school escaped by themselves but school officials...

  • Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In Sunday's dual papal canonization of John Paul II and John...

  • Miami commission votes 4-1 to keep Ultra festival

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami city commissioners have voted to keep the Ultra Music Festival. Officials had debated whether to halt the annual three-day festival in downtown Miami after a guard was seriously injured in March by gate-crashers. Festival organizers agreed to hire more police, install...

  • Ukraine FM: We are ready to fight Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has blasted the Russian decision to start military maneuvers along Ukraine's border and said his country will fight any invading troops. Andriy Deshchytisa said Russia's decision Thursday to launch the military exercises "very much escalates the...

  • US journalist released in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition. Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News told The Associated Press in a brief call Thursday that he had been freed and was heading to Donetsk,...

  • India likely to have poor monsoon rains

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India is expected to get below normal monsoon rains this year after four straight years of normal monsoon yielding bumper crops. The India Meteorological Department says in a statement released Thursday that the rainfall is likely to be 95 percent of the 50-year average, a...

  • Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets. The expansion nearly doubles the startup's U.S. markets and includes smaller cities such as Fresno, Calif.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Corpus...

  • 'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    LONDON (AP) — Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million). A statement on Banksy's website Thursday said the "Stealing Banksy?" sale "has been organized without the...

  • Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power. Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo led the March 2012 coup that facilitated the country's northern half...

  • Mexico rescues 44 kidnapped Guatemalan migrants

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have freed 44 Guatemalan migrants who were being held in captivity by a band of six human traffickers. The migrants found at a safe house near the Guatemalan border include seven women and two boys, and are being held pending their return to Guatemala....

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



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