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AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.
Actress detained by police refuses to apologize
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.
APNewsBreak: Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.
China win first gold of the 2014 Asiad
China won the first gold medal of the 2014 Asian Games on Saturday when its women shooters -- Olympic champion Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan -- clinched the 10m air pistol team title.
G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit
Cairns (Australia) (AFP) - Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations.
Driver of stolen van that hit dog gets prison time
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.
NFL in crisis: Chief vows to put 'house in order'
New York (AFP) - Embattled National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday promised to put the sport's "house in order" amid a firestorm over the NFL's handling of off-field violence involving players.
700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital
EL PASO, Texas (AP) ? More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.
Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) ? Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million.
Kiev, rebels sign peace plan memorandum
Minsk (AFP) - Negotiators representing Kiev and Ukraine's separatists said Saturday they have signed a deal to create a demilitarised zone in eastern Ukraine.
Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.
Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) ? He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush.
United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State
By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. "The coalition required to eliminate ISIL (Islamic State) is not only, or even primarily, military in nature," Kerry told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq. "It must be comprehensive and include close collaboration across multiple lines of effort. ...
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get it
Oh, Roger, you still don't get it.
Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) ? An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.
Record amount of retardant used on California fire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) ? A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts ? more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.
ATLANTA (AP) ? Associated Press learns Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be the next Chicago archbishop.
Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.
For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) ? Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.
Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake
Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.
North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday. Matthew Miller, 25, of Bakersfield, California, had prepared his story in advance and written in a notebook that he was seeking refuge after failing in an attempt to collect information about the U.S. government, state media said. ...
Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ? Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.
Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff
ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) ? Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness who claims soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a June confrontation in rural southern town.
Brazilian agency corrects politically charged inequality statistic
One day after announcing that income inequality increased in Brazil last year, the Brazilian statistics institute IBGE said on Friday it had miscalculated and issued a new number reversing the trend. The correction is good news for President Dilma Rousseff, who is campaigning for re-election next month on her leftist government's record of improving social conditions in Brazil, but it left others wondering what was behind the revision. The IBGE's annual households study released on Thursday said the Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, rose from 0.496 in 2012 to 0.498 in 2013, where zero is maximum equality and 1 is total income concentration. The IBGE corrected the number to 0.495, saying it had made a methodological error.
E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue
The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.
Oilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding dies
LAKEWOOD, N.M. (AP) ? One oil field worker was killed and 40 more were stranded in flood waters as the remnants of Hurricane Odile moved through southeastern New Mexico on Friday, authorities said.
Kerry at the UN builds support for anti-IS coalition
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry brought together 35 countries at the UN Security Council on Friday to build support for Iraq's new government and the campaign to confront jihadists.
Paula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) ? South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch
San Francisco (AFP) - Apple chief Tim Cook personally kicked off sales of the iPhone 6, joining in "selfies" and shaking hands with customers Friday outside the company's store near his Silicon Valley home.
U.S. strikes jihadist training camp as France to join air war
U.S. warplanes hit an Islamic State group training camp in Iraq Thursday in their first strike not directly supporting Iraqi or Kurdish forces as France announced it will join the air war.
U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin: Rice
By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the United Nations. At a White House briefing, national security adviser Susan Rice was vague as to when the new air campaign might begin in Syria, and whether Obama would in fact sign off on any final attack plan developed by the Pentagon. ...
Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting.
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5
CHICAGO (AP) ? Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.
Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change, he said, and experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...
DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday.
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me."
License plate scanner networks capture movements
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.
Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges
NEW YORK (AP) ? An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.