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AP News - 15 hours ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's deputy defense minister met with the mayor of a southern island Thursday to seek his support for a planned deployment of hundreds of troops to bolster defense in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.Vi ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

DENVER (AP) — Shane Prince had two goals and an assist for his first NHL points, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 Wednesday night.Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist for Otta ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanage ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.Prosecutors did not identify the official, but a statemen ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a conviction of leaking state secrets had her sentence reduced Thursday to five years, from seven, after admitting guilt during a closed appeal hearing, her lawyers said.Gao Yu, one o ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week's congressional elections in Venezuela, his party said.The shooting took place in the central town of Altagracia de Orituco, the leader ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):10:15 p.m.Representatives from the U.S. Department of Ju ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 19,959.26 a ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that s ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):8:15 p.m.Chicago police have taken two protesters away in handcuffs during demonstrations over the shooting ...more