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  • Budapest announces intention to bid for 2024 Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The city of Budapest and the Hungarian Olympic Committee have officially announced their intention to bid for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos and Zsolt Borkai, head of…

  • APNewsBreak: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won’t face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the…

  • Hong Kong stock index down 8 percent amid China sell-off

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s main stock index plummeted as much as 8 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market. Other markets in…

  • German attempts to break down barriers for deaf in N. Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In a country with zero kindergartens specifically for the deaf, Robert Grund wants to help establish the first — just a small suite of rooms for perhaps a couple dozen…

  • Srebrenica massacre survivor speaks out after 20 years

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nedzad Avdic felt the blood of the previous victims sticking to his bare feet as he walked with his hands tied behind his back toward the exit of a school to…

  • Prosecutor spars with expert who said theater shooter insane

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are tearing into the testimony of a second defense expert who concluded the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn’t tell right from wrong when killed 12…

  • American Toyota exec released from custody in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s highest ranking woman executive until her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations was released from custody without charges Wednesday. Julie Hamp, 55, who resigned last week from Toyota…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 44 39 .530 — Baltimore 43 41 .512 1½ Toronto 44 42 .512 1½ Tampa Bay 43 43 .500 2½ Boston 40 45 .471 5 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 46 38 .548 — New York 43 42 .506 3½ Atlanta 42 42 .500 4 Miami 35 49 .417 11 Philadelphia 29 57 .337 18 Central Division W…

  • A look at release of the immigrant charged in pier killing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco has come under fire after it released Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant in the country illegally, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to…

  • AP Source: US agent’s gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A law enforcement official says the weapon used in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent — the latest twist in a…

  • 2 injured, no gorings in fast 2nd Pamplona bull-run

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of thrill-seekers dashed alongside fighting bulls in the second bull-run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival Wednesday with just two people reported injured. A Navarra Hospital statement said one Spaniard was…

  • AP Photos: Egypt’s urban expansion depletes Nile farmland

    SHUBRA KHIT, Egypt (AP) — Lush green farms once stretched all around the Nile River, the fertile dark soil a vital source of life since the Pharaonic times, when ancient Egyptians developed some of the…

  • Right-to-die advocates call California loss a brief setback

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California dealt the national right-to-die movement a huge blow when legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs stalled, but advocates aren’t conceding defeat. The movement was reinvigorated by the nationally publicized…

  • Teen faces life in prison in Utah deputy’s death

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager convicted in a 50-mile crime spree that left one sheriff’s deputy dead and another wounded could be sentenced Wednesday to spend the rest of her life behind bars.…