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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

1 hour 34 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.


Indonesia's Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes

1 hour 36 min ago

Jakarta (AFP) - Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday and immediately reached out to his political foes to seek support for his ambitious reform agenda.


Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

1 hour 48 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade and justice ministers both resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.


HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests

2 hours 11 sec ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.


Japan PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit

2 hours 4 min ago

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since taking office in 2012. The resignations of the two women could complicate tough decisions on key policies, including whether to go ahead with an unpopular plan to raise the national sales tax and planned restarts of nuclear reactors that were shut down after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. ...


Japan's Abe: wants to name new trade, justice ministers on Monday

2 hours 18 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to name replacements for the trade and justice ministers on Monday after they resigned earlier in the day. Abe said he accepted Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima's resignations over questionable political spending and alleged violation of the election law, respectively. (Reporting by William Mallard, Linda Sieg and Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

2 hours 21 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.


Clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

2 hours 21 min ago

When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.


Federer, Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel

2 hours 21 min ago

Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - Home hero Roger Federer and ailing Rafael Nadal will be working to completely different agendas when the Swiss Indoors begins on Monday.


Van Gaal eager for first away success at West Brom

2 hours 22 min ago

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his team's away form is better than their record suggests as they look for a first win on the road at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.


Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound

2 hours 23 min ago

Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a near 4 percent surge in Japan, after Wall Street's rebound eased nerves about the outlook for the world economy and investors looked ahead to a report on China's economic growth.


Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17

2 hours 24 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 victory Sunday night.


Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

2 hours 34 min ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some early blows against his administration.


Large quantity of ammunition, weapons reach Syria's Kobani, Kurds say

2 hours 37 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A large quantity of ammunition and weapons has reached the Syrian town of Kobani, Polat Can, a spokesman for Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants there, said on his Twitter feed on Monday. The U.S. Central Command said earlier U.S. military aircraft air-dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies for Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town on Sunday night. Shortly before announcing that ammunition and weapons had reached the town, the spokesman for Kurdish forces had posted that he would soon be releasing "good news". ...

Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

2 hours 51 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.


Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route

3 hours 10 min ago

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to be stranded on a trekking route by a series of blizzards and avalanches that left dozens of others dead have been rescued and are safe.


Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

3 hours 12 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.


Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

3 hours 13 min ago

OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.


AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars

3 hours 14 min ago

HAVANA (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.


Iconic 'Easy Rider' chopper sells for $1.35 million

3 hours 15 min ago

Los Angeles (AFP) - The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" film sold for $1.35 million at auction this weekend.