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  • Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround

    HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its…

  • Why is Chesapeake Bay region sinking?

    WASHINGTON — Due to an ice sheet that changed the landscape of the D.C. region thousands of years ago, the land below your feet is literally sinking. “It’s something that we really need to plan…

  • Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

    CINCINNATI (AP) — This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. The indictment Wednesday of a…

  • Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor…

  • Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released. Others…

  • Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters’ retrial

    CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday announced it was postponing the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week. The move came because the judge in the case,…

  • Somalia president: No elections in 2016

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is…

  • Police: Man loses 2 fingers in ceremonial musket misfire

    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands. It happened Wednesday night in the driveway of the 39-year-old man’s home…

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BREAKTHROUGH SEEN WITH FLIGHT 370 MYSTERY Debris found in the Indian Ocean is a wing part unique…

  • AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for…

  • Trump arrives in Scotland for Women’s British Open golf

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump has arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland for the first day of the Women’s British Open. On a short break from his election campaigning…

  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    SYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a…

  • Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners’ health

    LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British police says the killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed Londoners’ health as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city. Richard Horwell told an inquiry…

  • Russia’s ruble extends its slide despite central bank action

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil and despite a recent boost from the central bank. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in afternoon trading in Moscow on…

  • IBM’s Watson computing technology learns Japanese

    TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the…