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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55.... 2/27/2015 10:48 PM

Mexico City former mayor breaks with leftist PRD party
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD.... 2/27/2015 10:44 PM

FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.... 2/27/2015 10:40 PM

NHL players getting an education about blood clots
TORONTO (AP) -- The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.... 2/27/2015 10:31 PM

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow.... 2/27/2015 10:22 PM

Don't tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback
MILAN (AP) -- The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season - even though Madonna may have something to say about that.... 2/27/2015 10:19 PM

Rio homicide division to investigate killings by police
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's police department said its homicide division will start investigating "resistance killings," or slayings by officers who say that victims died in shootouts while resisting arrest.... 2/27/2015 10:12 PM

Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
LONDON (AP) -- The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.... 2/27/2015 10:03 PM

Mexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.... 2/27/2015 9:56 PM

Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.... 2/27/2015 9:46 PM

Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.... 2/27/2015 9:36 PM

Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts
PARIS (AP) -- The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.... 2/27/2015 9:24 PM

Greek prime minister rules out third bailout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister said Friday.... 2/27/2015 9:11 PM

Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.... 2/27/2015 8:39 PM

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.... 2/27/2015 8:38 PM

Mexico to replace embattled attorney general
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development.... 2/27/2015 8:36 PM

Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city.... 2/27/2015 8:34 PM

30 arrested after Maldives opposition protest
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of a former president in police detention.... 2/27/2015 7:11 PM

Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.... 2/27/2015 7:03 PM

Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) -- In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow.... 2/27/2015 7:00 PM

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