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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):6.25 p.m.Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is insisting that Syrian President Bashar Assad must go to make it possi ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A deputies union has sued the Orange County Sheriff's Department alleging that staff reductions and unsafe conditions helped lead to the brazen escape of three inmates from a jail in California.The Association of Orange ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday refused to consider suit filed by a prominent Russian opposition figure, who accused President Vladimir Putin of breaking the nation's anti-corruption law.The papers were filed by Kremlin critic Alexei Nava ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed six of President Barack Obama's nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions at the State Department.The nominees were approved by voice vote on Friday. The approvals came after Democrats complaine ...more

Reuters News - 36 mins ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organi ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday hailed the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success.The city released numbers on arrests, the cleanup and the number of visitors fo ...more

Reuters News - 49 mins ago

By Elke Ahlswede DETMOLD, Germany (Reuters) - Three survivors spoke on Friday of the smell of burnt bodies and piles of the dead at Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp, one of whose former guards stands accused of helping in the murder of at ...more

AP News - 51 mins ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a twice-yearly ...more

AP News - 54 mins ago

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down as he helped other officers serve a 'no knock' warrant in a drug case.Maj. Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran, died following surger ...more

Reuters News - 57 mins ago

DETROIT (Reuters) - At least six Environmental Protection Agency officials discussed late last March the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Genesee County and a suspected link to Flint, Michigan's change in drinking water sources and were told the state ...more