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  • Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
    Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in a deadly 2005 hotel bombing for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties
    Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

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  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport
    Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Pres.

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians
    Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

  • Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee
    Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

  • Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks
    Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

    BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-hrowing youth.

  • Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold
    Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.

  • A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase
    A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase

    TOKYO (AP) — Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack.

  • Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world
    Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slimeto hopefully smooth out some wrinkles and otherwise give me a younger-than-my-age look.

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