Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.
5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.
Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.
US man gets 18-year jail for murdering girlfriend's mother
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.
Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.
Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China
HONG KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.
Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.
Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.
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