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Mission at Hiroshima's dome: Saving blasted bits of history
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... 8/4/2015 5:12 AM

9 swept away by flash flood in China; 8 bodies recovered
BEIJING (AP) -- A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi'an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists, state media reported Tuesday. Eight bodies have been recovered.... 8/4/2015 5:11 AM

Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.... 8/4/2015 4:11 AM

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend.... 8/4/2015 4:03 AM

AP PHOTOS: 5 years after quake, Haitians turn ruins to homes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Compared to some of his neighbors, Jimmy Bellefleur is not doing badly. The electrician has turned abandoned government office space into a one-room home for his wife and their two daughters.... 8/4/2015 4:01 AM

Asia stocks mostly down as China data weighs on confidence
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.... 8/4/2015 3:23 AM

US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Despite China's objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 2:29 AM

Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
BEIJING (AP) -- Action star Jackie Chan says he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.... 8/4/2015 2:05 AM

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.... 8/4/2015 2:02 AM

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.... 8/4/2015 1:09 AM

Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final negotiations.... 8/4/2015 12:47 AM

Venezuela first lady runs for congress; spouse's foe blocked
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's first lady will run for congress while an opposition leader has been formally barred from the contest.... 8/3/2015 11:40 PM

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said.... 8/3/2015 11:22 PM

Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment in a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.... 8/3/2015 11:21 PM

Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones.... 8/3/2015 10:51 PM

Dominican truckers block border crossings into Haiti
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The main truckers union in the Dominican Republic on Monday blocked transport of all freight through border crossings into neighboring Haiti, citing concerns about their safety.... 8/3/2015 10:23 PM

Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.... 8/3/2015 10:05 PM

Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.... 8/3/2015 9:49 PM

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.... 8/3/2015 9:29 PM

Amnesty report blasts police killings in Rio de Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's police force operates with "total impunity," targeting mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor people in the Olympic city's violent slums for extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International alleged in a report Monday.... 8/3/2015 9:14 PM

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