Saturday, August 1, 2015

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WASHINGTON - While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton sent and received e-mails through her private server containing sensitive U.S. and foreign government information on a range of issues - from an American detained in Myanmar and Iran's nuclear program to the Afghanistan war - that State Department reviewers have now classified.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" - two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement praising its new leader as one of the late chief's most "trusted" associates.
FLORIDA Clinton, Bush speak to Urban League The heavyweights of the crowded 2016 presidential field, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, laid out starkly...
The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise that.
DUMA, West Bank - Arsonists set fire to two Palestinian homes in the West Bank on Friday, burning a toddler alive and injuring three others in an attack that authorities say was most likely carried out by Jewish extremists.
GREECE Stock exchange to reopen Monday Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange would reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy...
British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to send extra fencing and sniffer dogs across the Channel to the French port of Calais as part of escalating attempts to block desperate migrants attempting to cross the undersea tunnel to England.
A news brief in some editions Friday incorrectly referred to Donald Norcross, the former New Jersey state legislator who is now a congressman.
ALLENTOWN - Police say a Philadelphia woman and nine members of her family tried taking a theme park for a ride by running into the park without paying for tickets.
"ROWDY" Roddy Piper, who trash-talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.
BEIJING (AP) - Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.
TOKYO (AP) - The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.
LONDON (AP) - Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.
BANGKOK (AP) - Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, is retiring after 25 years with the news agency.
NEW DELHI (AP) - At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.
BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.
TOKYO (AP) - The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The government of the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca says residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.