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Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:58
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.

Romo gives Cowboys scare as Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:50

SEATTLE (AP) — Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.

Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:50

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night.

Death in day care: Japan's parents face nursery lottery

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:50

When Yuki Kai dropped her baby son off at nursery on her way to work he was his usual bright, exuberant self. The case caused national outrage and fears Japan's working parents face a childcare lottery: Legal expert Toko Teramachi warned accidents are "30 times more frequent" for children at non-official centres. In 2015, 14 children died in childcare facilities nationwide -- 65 percent of these incidents happened in unofficial nurseries.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:37

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:34

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:34

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

Giants' Moore loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 9th vs Dodgers

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Moore of the San Francisco Giants has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft single by Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Serena shoulders burden of history at US Open

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:14

Serena Williams once again arrives at Flushing Meadows poised to rewrite the tennis record books -- if her own troublesome right shoulder and increasingly emboldened rivals allow. The 34-year-old US superstar matched Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles with her triumph at Wimbledon in July. With a seventh US Open triumph she can break Graf's record, and continue her march toward Australian Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24 Grand Slam titles.

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:52

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead, suicide suspected

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - One of the senior most executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the family-run conglomerate.

ANA cancels flights to fix Rolls-Royce engines on Boeing 787

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:41
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has started grounding Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" flights after detecting problems with their Rolls-Royce engines.

Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:38
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

1 dead, at least 4 injured in Belgium in accidental blast

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:31

CHIMAY, Belgium (AP) — One person was killed and at least four were injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.

Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners: govt

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:29

Bolivia's Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed by miners who kidnapped him to demand labor law changes, the government said. "All signs indicate that our deputy minister, Rodolfo Illanes, has been cowardly and brutally murdered," Interior Minister Carlos Romero told a press conference. Illanes had gone to the protesting miners' blockade in the western highland town of Panduro, before being kidnapped and then killed by his captors.

Man gets house arrest for trying to extort ex-football star

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:28
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher "Beanie" Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers.

Senegal clamps down on Quranic schools that exploit children

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:13

Twelve-year-old Boubacar was picked up from the streets of Senegal's capital at night by police, along with dozens of other children, in the latest crackdown on begging. The boy was sent to this West African ...

Cowboys' Romo leaves after getting pulled down awkwardly

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:12

SEATTLE (AP) — Dallas quarterback Tony Romo lasted just three plays in Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril.

Wainwright loses and game, too, as Mets beat Cardinals

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:10

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Slugger Yoenis Cespedes turned out to be a nifty slider, too.