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US nears deal on extending ex-Guantanamo inmates' travel ban

By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend travel bans for five senior Taliban leaders released last...full story
updated 2015-05-30 06:01 AM
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US nears deal on extending ex-Guantanamo inmates' travel ban
By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend travel bans for five senior Taliban leaders released last....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

Top-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsens
By BRADY McCOMBS
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively. Cancer found last month....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Another prominent member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not see re-election in Parliament in October. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, a former....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Guatemala: Ex-VP's bank accounts frozen amid graft probe

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A Guatemalan judge on Friday froze bank accounts linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned this month after a....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

Associated Press

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani official says armed men hijacked two buses in the southwestern Baluchistan province and killed 19 passengers. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

Norwegian Standings

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BC-SOC--Norwegian Standings ....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis
By JEROME PUGMIRE
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

2nd ODI: Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

Associated Press

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by six wickets in the second one-day international at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Pakistan leads series 2-0. ____ Scores: Pakistan 269-4....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system
By LINDSEY TANNER
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- A major study shows, for the first time, that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Swiss officials: No special treatment for soccer officials
By FRANK JORDANS
Associated Press

BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- The immediate price that seven international soccer officials paid for their role in a U.S. corruption probe is perhaps best illustrated....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

American Express president dies suddenly on flight

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- American Express says president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. The....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

US appeals court: Alzheimer's drug swap is anti-competitive

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that drug manufacturer Actavis PLC's attempted switch of patented Alzheimer's medication violates....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war

Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatian lawmakers have passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

US flights in search for boat people to start soon

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. says it expects to begin surveillance flights in Thai airspace in the next few days to help search for boat....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of Interpol says a growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs
By HOWARD ULMAN
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Coach Bill Belichick is shedding little light in his first public remarks since the Wells report on the Patriots' use of....Fullstory

2015-05-30 06:01 AM

USA, Japan work to get women's softball into 2020 Olympics
By CLIFF BRUNT
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The USA women's softball team will participate in the four-team Japan Cup in August as preparation for the sport's possible return....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

APNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing
By DAN ELLIOTT
Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colorado (AP) -- James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a crowded suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Pope praises 'heroism' of parents who decided not to abort

Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort. Francis met for nearly an....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:22 AM

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