• Hurricane Lester, Tropical Storm Madeline strengthen in Pacific

    Hurricane Lester and Tropical Storm Madeline both picked up strength in the Pacific on Saturday, the US National Hurricane Center said, with both possibly heading towards Hawaii. Lester is packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour, but there are no coastal watches or warnings

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  • Footbridge collapses on British motorway, one injured

    A footbridge collapsed Saturday onto the motorway linking London and Britain's closest ports to continental Europe on one of the busiest days of the year, though remarkably only one person was injured. The bridge over the M20 in Kent, southeast England, came down after seemingly being hit by a truck

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  • AP PHOTOS: Ganges overflows its banks in Indian holy town

    VARANASI, India (AP) — As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of devotees.

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  • Nevada becomes one of Trump's big hopes for swing state win

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russ Wheeler bears the financial scars of Nevada's lost decade, and he hopes Donald Trump can heal them.

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  • How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

    Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning that a victory in any of the several states now considered a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House.

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  • You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

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  • Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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  • Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

    MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work

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  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

    BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed

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  • Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

    The people of Gabon were voting Saturday whether to re-elect President Ali Bongo or bring to power a veteran politician riding on a promise to end a 50-year-old family dynasty. The election in the oil-rich central African country followed an acrimonious campaign and persistent social unrest and the

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  • Richard Branson: The Next Thing I Knew, I Was Being Hurled Over the Handlebars

    If you fall flat on your face, at least youre moving forward.

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  • The Latest: Trump headliner in Iowa, but skipping cycle ride

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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  • Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

    At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi

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  • Turkey arrests ex-envoy who brokered secret Gulen meeting

    Turkish authorities on Saturday arrested three former top diplomats over the failed July 15 coup, including a senior official who brokered a meeting between the then premier and the US-based preacher blamed for the plot. A court in Ankara remanded in custody Gurcan Balik, Ali Findik and Tuncay Babali

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  • Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

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  • Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested

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  • Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region.

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  • A monumental task: Getting Mainers to support a new park

    Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three. "Right now, it's pretty ...

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  • Bongo aims to prolong 50-year family rule in Gabon election

    By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon voted on Saturday amid growing discontent over the failure to raise living standards despite its oil wealth, posing the potentially biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has dominated the nation for half a century. Bongo

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  • Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument

    BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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  • Bangladesh police kill "mastermind" of Dhaka cafe attack

    By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered

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  • South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.

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  • Italy's quake survivors fear family villages will become ghost towns

    By Steve Scherer SANT'ANGELO, Italy (Reuters) - Tiny villages that dot the valley around the town of Amatrice, which was levelled by Wednesday's earthquake, were home to generations of families who once farmed the land, but later moved to cities for work and now return for the holidays. "

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  • Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake

    Amongst the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding the bodies of an 18-month-old baby and a nine-year-old girl, two of the 21 children who are known to have died when the quake hit central Italy early on Wednesday. "What we need is a reconstruction in record time.

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  • Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, no stranger to political stage

    Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia's capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the ...

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