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July 10, 2014 - 5:51pm
17 hours 44 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday that nuclear material seized by the Islamic State extremist group when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul is "low grade" and doesn't pose "a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk."

International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman Gill Tudor was responding to a letter from Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informing him that "terrorist groups" took...

July 10, 2014 - 5:41pm
17 hours 44 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A cargo train derailed in southern Mexico without causing any injuries to about 1,300 Central American migrants who had jammed onto the freight cars on their way north toward the United States, authorities said Thursday.

Luis Velasco, spokesman for the Oaxaca state civil protection agency, said the train was delayed for several hours until workers could repair the rails late Wednesday. He said it was traveling from Arriaga in neighboring Chiapas state...

July 10, 2014 - 5:04pm
19 hours 14 min ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.

David Bernier made the announcement Thursday and he urged people to conserve water. Bernier is Puerto Rico's secretary of state and filling in for Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who is on an official visit to the U.S....

July 10, 2014 - 4:58pm
18 hours 54 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once the World Cup and its traveling circus leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that cost $1.6 billion and hosted massive crowds will echo noisily as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.

In the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba, Chilean and Colombian fans produced sellouts at the Arena Pantanal of 40,000 at the World Cup. The next big game at the $260 million stadium is July 20 — Paysandu vs. Cuiaba for the...

July 10, 2014 - 4:23pm
10 hours 4 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America's long wars.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a hastily arranged visit to...

July 10, 2014 - 4:14pm
19 hours 14 min ago

PARIS (AP) — They're fashion newcomers — but already have star clients like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez.

Not bad for "up-and-coming" houses Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad — part of a new wave of business-minded couture designers — whose shows capped fall-winter 2014-15 shows Thursday.

Here are the highlights of the end of couture week, including why Kate Winslet defends aging, and why couture can be cruel to models...

July 10, 2014 - 4:12pm
15 hours 34 min ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Leading opposition factions are alleging that Haiti's presidentially appointed electoral council is stacking the deck in favor of President Michel Martelly, who has scheduled long-delayed legislative and municipal elections for October.

Parties complaining of exclusion and unfair advantages include the Unity party of former President Rene Preval and the Lavalas Family founded by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They are among the...

July 10, 2014 - 3:24pm
19 hours 44 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited with preventing numerous civilian casualties.

By shooting down more than 90 percent of its targets, the system is ensuring Israel's decisive technological edge that has helped it operate virtually unhindered in Gaza.

At the same time, it'...

July 10, 2014 - 3:21pm
20 hours 4 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is demanding that Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country. The demand comes amid a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage.

The move to expel the CIA station chief also appears to reflect German impatience with what it sees as a pattern of American disrespect and interference.

U.S. officials say Germany's action is extraordinary. While agents have sometimes been expelled -- usually by unfriendly countries -- a former...

July 10, 2014 - 3:09pm
18 hours 14 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A World Cup hospitality company director has been declared a fugitive by Brazilian police investigating a ticket scalping scheme.

Police have told The Associated Press the probe is set to expand to include FIFA and domestic football officials.

Investigator Fabio Barucke said Ray Whelan left the lavish Copacabana Palace through a service entry on Thursday about an hour before police arrived to re-arrest him.


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