Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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TULARE, Calif. (AP) - Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) - Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.
CHICAGO (AP) - Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly.
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) - When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country's snowballing trash crisis.
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - Police say a ride operator at the Maryland State Fair has been found dead in her trailer at the fairgrounds in Baltimore County.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday that the U.S. is still the "Great Satan," regardless of the nuclear deal struck with Americans and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program.
WASHINGTON - The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails yesterday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant has denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.
BERLIN (AP) - German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, the daughter and main heir of playwright Bertolt Brecht, has died. She was 84.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis says he is letting all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy absolve the "sin of abortion" if they seek forgiveness with a "contrite heart."
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - A court in Azerbaijan has convicted investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of several financial crimes and sentenced her to 7½ years in prison, in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations.
MADRID (AP) - Spanish police have searched the family house of the Moroccan man arrested for trying to stage an attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris late last month.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Police in southern Nepal opened fire Tuesday on members of an ethnic group demanding a new state in a draft constitution, killing five people in two separate towns, officials said.
ROME (AP) - Pope to let all priests in Holy Year absolve people from 'sin of abortion' if they repent.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's president asked the country's newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday to draft political reforms to promote ethnic reconciliation and economic development in the post-war era.
BEIRUT (AP) - Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies and in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.
BERLIN (AP) - The German economy has room to accommodate refugees, the labor minister said Tuesday, but the government will need to spend billions of extra euros (dollars) to cover language courses, benefits and their integration into the labor market.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is marking a day he has dedicated to praising and protecting nature's marvels.
VENICE, Italy (AP) - It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner - the feast of fall film festivals.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" - this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.