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UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'

BEIRUT — A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will...

Jill Biden to be named board chair of Save the Children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the...

Los Angeles Lakers fire general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers fire general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations.

Belfast police find pipe bombs, ammo linked to outlawed INLA

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland police say they have seized five pipe bombs and ammunition belonging to an Irish Republican Army splinter group...

Woman rescued after car goes down steep hill, snags in tree

MANCHESTER, Ky. — Rescuers used ropes and a pulley to haul a woman to safety after her car went down a steep hill and snagged in a tree just...

Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit

BERLIN — Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left...

Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in NYC

NEW YORK — A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.Police corralled...

Deputy: 3 women, 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. — Investigators say a 5-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot to death at a home in eastern...

Naked drinks to tweak labels to make ingredients clearer

NEW YORK — PepsiCo will tweak the labels for some Naked juices and smoothies to make clearer what ingredients they contain.The changes should...

The Latest: Russian UN diplomat's death needs further study

NEW YORK — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations :1 p.m.New York City's medical examiner has...

Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to push peace plan

By Margaryta Chornokondratenko and Sergiy Karazy MOSCOW - A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with...

Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

NEW YORK — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.Kellogg's is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations...

Man faces life in prison for using bank hostage as shield

FRESNO, Calif. — A California man who used a woman he took hostage to shield himself from a spray of bullets fired by officers following a...

St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

ST. LOUIS — General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.Armstrong fired his friend, Ken Hitchcock, as the Blues' head...

Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday freed Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30...

Wall Street challenges U.S. regulator over proposed commodities rule

By Olivia Oran - Wall Street is pushing back against a proposed rule to force U.S. banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc to hold...

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate...

Historic Manhattan cathedral activates eco-friendly power

NEW YORK — The historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant — part of a series of environmentally friendly...

Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, fun

HAVANA — In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with...

Turkish FM: Turkey's military rights still needed in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Turkey's foreign minister says his country's right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent...

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border...

NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

PRISTINA, Kosovo — A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops in the Balkan country "for as...

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

NEW YORK — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses...

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

CHICAGO — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government...

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

ROME — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a...

Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to...

Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and...

Issa Rae feels 'validated' by Black Women in Hollywood honor

When Issa Rae watched Oprah Winfrey being honored at Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood Awards last year, the actress hoped she would one...

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

NEW YORK — The Latest on the sudden death of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations :10:55 a.m.The New York City...

Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

LAS VEGAS — It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off.Both hip-hop...

Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

WASHINGTON — Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building.The...

Report accuses Syrian government of sectarian war strategy

BEIRUT — A new report by a Syria conflict monitoring group accuses the government of depopulating Sunni-majority areas in Syria's third...

Delaware prison warden placed on leave after inmate uprising

DOVER, Del. — The warden of a Delaware prison where inmates staged an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed has been...

Washington memorials defaced by graffiti over holiday weekend

WASHINGTON - Three of Washington's best-known monuments were defaced with graffiti over the Presidents Day weekend, the third major...

Italy's Renzi brushes off schism, positions self for future

ROME — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi brushed off a threatened schism within his ruling Democratic Party on Tuesday as he positioned...

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

DALLAS — American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious...

The Latest: Security Council has moment of silence for envoy

NEW YORK — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations :10:15 a.m.The United Nations Security...

Macron meets UK's May on electioneering trip to London

LONDON — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has met British Prime Minister Theresa May in London — and says he hopes to lure...

Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 championship

By Alan Baldwin LONDON - Renault unveiled their 2017 Formula One car on Tuesday and said it targeted fifth place in the...

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

LISBON, Portugal — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year...

Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in...

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

MOSCOW — The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he...

Makarova beats Cibulkova, advances to 3rd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating third-seeded...

Family believes Vietnamese suspect in Kim's death was duped

NGHIA BINH, Vietnam — The family of a Vietnamese woman identified as a suspect in the death of the half brother of North Korea's ruler...

EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

BRUSSELS — European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to new rules aimed at preventing multinational companies from exploiting...

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine...

Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hard

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult...

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Philippines: framework of South China Sea pact possible soon

BORACAY, Philippines — The Philippines' top diplomat says it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to...

Police shoot to stop gas truck speeding against traffic

MADRID — Police in Barcelona fired gunshots Tuesday to stop a Swedish man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against...