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  • Egypt state newspaper calls out president following shooting

    CAIRO (AP) — In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt’s state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country’s president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death of…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama’s experience at India’s Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations. He watched the two-hour parade of military hardware, marching bands and elaborately…

  • Syrian president dismisses talks with ‘puppets’ in interview

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad dismissed negotiations with Western-backed opposition representatives, calling them “puppets” in an interview with a U.S. magazine published Monday ahead of talks set to begin in Moscow. The…

  • Venus Williams’ strong Australian Open run continues

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams’ strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010.…

  • Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that “insult” the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the…

  • Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

    BEIJING (AP) — Motorola, acquired last year by computer maker Lenovo Group, has unveiled three smartphones for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola said Monday…

  • Greece’s Syriza to form gov’t after election victory

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country’s bailout. Although…

  • Sitting is harmful to your health

    WASHINGTON — The emerging research on the health consequences of sitting is shocking. This is a different world these days. Your body was not made for current lifestyles. In this world, you sit for long…

  • Euro wobbles as anti-austerity party set to govern Greece

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The euro wobbled Monday after Greece’s anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. Stock markets in Europe and…

  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt’s Mubarak freed from prison

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the…

  • German business confidence rises for third month running

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched indicator of German business optimism rose for the third straight month in January, giving a positive signal from Europe’s biggest economy. The business climate survey from the Munich-based…

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At…

  • Serena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Motivated by a Grand Slam loss that stung her more than most, Serena Williams dug deep for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the…

  • Study: Mom was right — put on a scarf to avoid catching cold

    WASHINGTON — It sure seems as though people get more colds in cold weather. But then again, many people say that since the common cold is a virus, outdoor temperature doesn’t matter. It turns out,…

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    WHITE HOUSE-LOCKDOWN NEW: Spokesman: Secret Service recovers ‘device’ at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for President Barack Obama says a drone of some kind has been found on the grounds of the White…