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  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid:...

  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. The Interior Ministry said military and...

  • US organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. A U.S. note on the summit,...

  • Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule. The video,...

  • Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a press briefing...

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier. More than 70 police officers were deployed to Koh Tao, a...

  • UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. The Ugandan foreign minister said his priority will be...

  • FARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest. National Police Gen. Rodolfo Palomino tells The Associated Press that members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia bombed a...

  • King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

    LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse. The reviled king suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, but the fatal blows were probably only sustained after he had to abandon his horse, according to a new paper. Since the skeleton of the...

  • UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday. The agreement between Israel, the Palestinian...

  • Brazil police, housing activists in violent clash

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo. Protesters hurled rocks and pieces of wood at some of the 250 police troops who...

  • Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive

    TORONTO (AP) — It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed. Lena Dunham's "Girls," has obviously colored impressions of the 30-year-old actor, as has the kind of language often used to...

  • Raw: Kurdish Forces, IS Militants Clash in Iraq

    Heavy fighting erupted on Tuesday between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and militants from the Islamic State group near Khazer, 24 miles from the northern city of Irbil in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region. (Sept. 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Khazer, Iraq - September 16,...

  • Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    TORONTO (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said. The mayor has been hospitalized since last Wednesday with a tumor in his abdomen. Biopsy results were expected to take a week. Ford withdrew his re-election...



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