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  • Baltimore police face scrutiny over tracking of cellphones

    WASHINGTON – The Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore is reviewing hundreds of criminal cases following an investigation by USA Today that revealed the questionable police practice of tracking the cellphone activity of suspects. “No stone…

  • Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

    LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday,…

  • Libya collects victims’ bodies from latest migrant disaster

    ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people…

  • Q&A about this week’s market turmoil in China and beyond

    BEIJING (AP) — With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated — at least for now — here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn: ___…

  • The Latest: Eaton holds on to lead in decathlon at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 6:20 p.m. Defending champion Ashton Eaton maintained his lead in the decathlon after four events with 3,643 points at the world…

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built…

  • Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s statistics agency says the country’s economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year. The statistics agency said Friday the economy grew 0.9 percent compared…

  • Turkish prime minister to form interim government

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two legislators from a pro-Kurdish party are poised to take up ministerial posts for the first time in Turkey as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu forms an interim government to lead the…

  • Russian prosecutors investigate removal of bas relief

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg are investigating reports that unknown men removed a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles from the facade of a…

  • The Latest: UN: 200 migrants missing, feared dead off Libya

    VIENNA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe. ___ 12:15 p.m. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugee says an estimated 200 migrants are…

  • 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. PICTURE EMERGING OF GUNMAN’S TROUBLED PAST The perpetrator of the on-air shooting in Virginia had a long…

  • Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

    MOSCOW (AP) — Emboldened by a deal with international creditors to write down part of its debt, Ukraine is asking Russia for lower gas prices for the winter season. Gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine…

  • 3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

    VIENNA (AP) — Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria’s main highway, a police official said Friday. The migrants…

  • Asian stocks rise, Europe falls as global stock rally fades

    HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were uneven on Friday as a global rally driven by upbeat U.S. economic data faded. European stocks fell in early trading, with France’s CAC 40 down 0.5 percent…

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk’s office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders…