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China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union
BEIJING (AP) -- A prominent Chinese lesbian couple has held an informal ceremony to announce their marriage in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.... 7/2/2015 5:59 AM

Indonesian crashed plane may have suffered engine problem
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's air force chief said Thursday the military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled.... 7/2/2015 5:55 AM

Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.... 7/2/2015 5:50 AM

Surfer critically injured by shark off Australian town
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 32-year-old surfer was critically injured by a shark on Thursday at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police said.... 7/2/2015 5:06 AM

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
HAVANA (AP) -- From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.... 7/2/2015 4:17 AM

Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were higher on Thursday as strong U.S. payroll data overshadowed worries about Greek debt.... 7/2/2015 3:55 AM

Guatemala court revives study on ending president's immunity
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's constitutional court on Wednesday revived a process that could strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity from prosecution amid growing corruption scandals.... 7/2/2015 3:42 AM

Mexico: 7 police charged with torture in army slaying case
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Mexico on Wednesday formally accused seven state police officers of torturing three women who survived a confrontation a year ago in which soldiers allegedly killed at least a dozen suspected gang members after they surrendered.... 7/2/2015 3:40 AM

Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans
BEIJING (AP) -- A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 of them, officials said Thursday.... 7/2/2015 2:28 AM

Cancer specialist Arthur Porter dies in Panama
TORONTO (AP) -- Arthur Porter, a cancer specialist who was facing fraud charges related to a $1.3 billion hospital project in Montreal, died Wednesday in Panama after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, his biographer said. He was 59.... 7/2/2015 1:41 AM

Mexico weighs ex-dictator Porfirio Diaz century after death
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Reviled former dictator Porfirio Diaz is getting some unexpected respect in Mexico a century after he died in exile.... 7/2/2015 1:23 AM

The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):... 7/2/2015 12:18 AM

Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women
PARIS (AP) -- Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.... 7/1/2015 10:38 PM

Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.... 7/1/2015 10:37 PM

Jamaica officials, artists hold reggae conference
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Government officials, lawyers and artists participated in a conference Wednesday to hash over ways of giving Jamaica a competitive advantage from reggae, the homegrown music that long ago went global.... 7/1/2015 10:31 PM

Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.... 7/1/2015 10:29 PM

Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon, others pessimistic
HAVANA (AP) -- As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to improve their lives.... 7/1/2015 10:18 PM

WikiLeaks claims NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
BERLIN (AP) -- WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers Wednesday that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 7/1/2015 10:11 PM

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.... 7/1/2015 10:04 PM

Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.... 7/1/2015 9:57 PM



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