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  • Rosberg beats Hamilton in 1st practice at British GP

    SILVERTSONE, England (AP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session of the British Grand Prix on Friday. The German driver missed much of the…

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The unusual concession comes after the stakes mounted…

  • Thailand’s only known MERS patient is virus-free

    BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand’s only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. The ministry said that five…

  • AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg ‘Liar’s Poker’

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book about Wall Street, “Liar’s Poker,” was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection…

  • Turkey’s Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism…

  • Water main breaks in Anne Arundel Co.

    WASHINGTON — People in Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s Russett and Laurel communities are without water Friday morning. Anne Arundel County Public Works said a water main broke in the area around 1 a.m. It has crews…

  • Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “yes” and “no” answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll…

  • Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and create the nation’s second-largest health insurer The cash-and-stock acquisition, announced…

  • UN agency worries as Hungary rushes to tighten asylum rules

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says changes to Hungary’s asylum system being rushed through parliament and the government’s plan to build a fence on the border with Serbia could have “fatal consequences”…

  • Syrian boy clinging underneath truck at Romanian border

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two Syrian men hidden under a truck who tried to illegally enter Romania. Police said in a statement the three…

  • British police end Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

    LONDON (AP) — British police say they have closed an investigation into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her. The 25-year-old TV personality, daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, was found…

  • Kasich to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month. His nonprofit New Day for America…

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no

    PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. Assange wrote a letter to French President Francois Hollande published in Le Monde on Friday, appealing to France’s…

  • The Latest: High court hears case against referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. The Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, is hearing a case brought by two private citizens who…

  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler. An IS statement says the six busts were found…