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  • Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

    BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken scholar who championed China's Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to life in prison, the scholar's lawyer said. The Urumqi People's Intermediate Court convicted Ilham Tohti after a heavily guarded two-day trial that...

  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. The ministry issued a brief statement, carried by Syrian state media, saying that "the...

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability. But they also came away with respect for some of the security features on the Obama administration's health insurance website. The...

  • Afghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington. Since May, Ghani Ahmadzai's campaign has hired three...

  • Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China.

  • Stubborn fire forces evacuations at LA port

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wharf caught fire at the Port of Los Angeles, forcing the evacuation of more than 800 people from a warehouse and two terminals and the removal of ships and boats from the area. Los Angeles fire spokeswoman Katherine Main says about 150 firefighters had the bulk of the...

  • Afghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington. Since May, Ghani Ahmadzai's campaign has hired three...

  • AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim. Brazilian...

  • 2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli army spokesman says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli forces. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says the suspects were killed in the West Bank on Tuesday. The teens' abduction in the West...

  • SYRIA AIRSTRIKES

    Graphic shows five Arab countries that conducted airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria; 1c x 3 inches; 46.

  • Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other....

  • Texas liquor board to consider gun show alcohol

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state's liquor control board will consider a staff recommendation against a proposal to allow the sale of alcohol at some gun shows. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to take up the question at its regular meeting Tuesday in Austin. The proposal would have set...

  • Report: Extremist threats more advanced and diffuse

    The report notes that homegrown extremists remain a threat, and there are emerging threats from new technologies, such as cyberterrorism and the use of social media to recruit potential terrorists, as well as the persistent desire of extremists to gain control of chemical, biological or nuclear...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets...

  • AP NewsAlert

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army: 2 suspects in fatal abduction of 3 Israeli teens killed in West Bank shootout.



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