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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Italy searches by sea, air for 700 migrants believed lost in Mediterranean north of Libya ROME (AP) — Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing…

  • Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

    When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental…

  • China’s Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Central Bank says it will cut its bank reserve requirement by 1 percentage point to stimulate more lending into a slowing economy. The bank said in a statement Sunday that the…

  • Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said. The fire, which was reported…

  • 2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said. Towns across the Himalayan territory were mostly…

  • Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored

    VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows. But one century after his death and in the days leading…

  • UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations says Afghanistan’s women are being failed by the country’s justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with by mediation rather than prosecution. A report released…

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women’s rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto…

  • UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq’s Anbar

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A United Nations humanitarian agency says more than 90,000 people have fled the Islamic State group’s advance in Iraq’s western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the…

  • Indian farmers protest gov’t plans to ease land acquisition

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India’s capital on Sunday to protest the government’s plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects. Prime Minister Narendra…

  • Thailand’s Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoff

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff. Kiradech…

  • Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba’s efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.…

  • Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya

    ROME (AP) — Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean. Italy’s ANSA news agency…

  • World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its…

  • Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession. Conservative Prime Minister Alexander Stubb acknowledges economic reforms should have…