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Clothing with bodies matches missing Texans'
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Clothing found with four slain bodies near the border city of Matamoros appears to match that of three siblings from Texas who disappeared in the area more than two weeks ago with a fourth person, a state prosecutor said.... 10/30/2014 7:06 PM

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.... 10/30/2014 7:05 PM

Relatives suspected poison in Utah family deaths
SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) -- Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month say revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions.... 10/30/2014 6:56 PM

Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican revealed a closely-kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.... 10/30/2014 6:54 PM

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm.... 10/30/2014 6:47 PM

Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized power in a coup.... 10/30/2014 6:35 PM

Norway to send training troops to Iraq
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there. Another 75 Norwegian soldiers will go to Afghanistan next year.... 10/30/2014 6:15 PM

South Africans mourn sport deaths
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week.... 10/30/2014 6:11 PM

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.... 10/30/2014 6:09 PM

Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike
CAIRO (AP) -- The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.... 10/30/2014 6:07 PM

New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria said Thursday he is pursuing an "action plan" that involves freezing the conflict in certain areas, possibly starting with Aleppo, to allow for humanitarian aid and local steps of a political process toward wider peace.... 10/30/2014 6:02 PM

9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border with Mali.... 10/30/2014 5:46 PM

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.... 10/30/2014 5:44 PM

Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.... 10/30/2014 5:38 PM

NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.... 10/30/2014 5:19 PM

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday.... 10/30/2014 5:14 PM

EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.... 10/30/2014 5:06 PM

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.... 10/30/2014 4:55 PM

Film tells horrifying tale behind Louvre painting
PARIS (AP) -- It's one of the most viewed works in the Louvre, yet few visitors know the horrifying real-life story behind "The Raft of the Medusa."... 10/30/2014 4:52 PM

Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.... 10/30/2014 4:27 PM