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WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) - An American who co-authored the book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" became one of their victims Wednesday when he was one of two men gored at the festival.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgent suicide bombers and gunmen staged a deadly assault on government compounds Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, even as the U.N. warned that such fighting in populated areas was a major cause for a 17 percent uptick in the civilian death toll so far this year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
BANGKOK (AP) - Soldiers in full combat uniforms, some armed, were deployed by Thailand's military junta to one of the country's most crowded beaches Wednesday to clear away food stalls, massage huts and other illegal vending operations as part of a campaign to clean up the country's image.
DALLAS (AP) - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.
BEIJING (AP) - Yao Ming is putting on the full-court press against wildlife trafficking.
BAGHDAD (AP) - The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50 bodies were discovered dumped in a village south of Baghdad.
JACMEL, Haiti (AP) - Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel launched a major air assault on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing dozens of targets in what Israeli officials said was a bid to halt escalating cross-border attacks from Palestinian extremists in the seaside enclave, who responded with a salvo of more than 150 rockets toward major Israeli cities and its coastal high-tech corridor.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's judiciary says it is investigating possible links to drug traffickers for a federal judge who ordered the release of a son of since captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last.
SAO PAULO (AP) - It was Argentina's joy, and another sting for Brazil.
Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
PARIS (AP) - She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby.
MONTREAL (AP) - David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Ambassadors of the European Union's countries have agreed to add 11 new names to the list of people sanctioned for participating in the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's east, an EU source said Wednesday.
BRUSSELS (AP) - EU source: 11 more people to face sanctions over actions against Ukraine's government.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country's first site to receive the "mixed" World Heritage designation from the United Nations.
HADERA, Israel (AP) - Residents of this city in northern Israel have long known they were within range of rockets from Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. After being struck by a missile from Gaza, however, there is a new reality: They can be hit from both directions.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hundreds of Palestinians carried bodies through the streets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as they buried those killed in Israeli airstrikes. On the other side of the border Israelis braced for rocket fire and soldiers massed on the border.
PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages.
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