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Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished busines...
Mike Corder The Associated Press FULL STORY
Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled through Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday’s critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one battle they cast as inevitable. But the underdogs in both parties made clear t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday. The Indonesians appeared to be in good health when they were dropped o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 23 people in southern city
BAGHDAD — Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country’s government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans. A police officer...
By Sinan Salaheddin The Associated Press FULL STORY
US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
GENEVA — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. At stake are thousands of lives and the fate of a feeble peace process essential to the fight against the Isla...
By Matthew Lee The Associated Press FULL STORY
Calm returns to much of Syria as government extends truce
BEIRUT — Syria’s military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo. Aleppo, the country’s largest city and a key battleground ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia
WASHINGTON — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue, but arguments last week in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show ...
By Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel The Associated Press FULL STORY
Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical
WASHINGTON — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 14 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. The train derailed about 6:40 a.m. Sunday near the Rhode Island Avenue...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — It literally was a whale of a job. Crews on Friday finished removing the estimated 60,000-pound carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach. A contractor working for the state parks department spent two days using an excavator to cut up the 40-foot whale, ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier
LOS ANGELES — The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found. The widow of Alex Lowe said in a statement Friday that two climbers attempting to ascend the 26,291-foot Shishapangma in Tibet discovered the r...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
May Day marchers take to US streets in heated election year
LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs — and at least one Donald Trump piñata — took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday calling for immigrant and worker rights and decrying what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric. It’s one of se...
By Christopher Weber The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wee-lief! Dogs get airport bathrooms of their own
NEW YORK — Little Simba couldn’t wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of “pet relief facilities” being installed at major air hubs across the nation....
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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