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  • Romania names conductor Zubin Mehta to head music festival

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prominent conductor Zubin Mehta has been named as the new honorific chairman of the George Enescu International Music Festival. Mehta will take over the post in 2017 from Romanian-born musician Ioan…

  • Motorcyclist killed in Md. crash

    WASHINGTON — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Monday in Frederick County, Maryland. The Maryland State Police say the cycle crashed on U.S. 15 at Motters Station Road, in Emmitsburg, at about 4:30…

  • Russia’s Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin joined Russian veterans on Wednesday for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II. The surrender of Japan is not usually celebrated in…

  • Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said. The…

  • Steady in face of Kyrgios’ ‘antics,’ Murray wins at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled…

  • World stocks unsteady on dim growth outlook, China volatile

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday but confidence remains fragile amid ongoing concerns over the global economy in the wake of the volatility in Chinese markets, and a possible U.S.…

  • AP Top Olympic News At 7:45 a.m. EDT

    Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics…

  • Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running. But…

  • Q&A: What are the signs of a ‘bear market’ for stocks

    The stock market’s sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major stocks indexes into what is known as a “correction.” But when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher…

  • New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general has reached an agreement that would end a suit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the engineering and architecture school.…

  • Syrian state TV: Car bomb in port city of Latakia kills 10

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV says at least 10 people were killed and 25 were wounded by a car bomb in the port city of Latakia (lah-tah-KEE’-ah). It was one of the biggest…

  • Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead

    PARIS (AP) — Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris’ famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some…

  • Gunmen kill 2 Yemeni Red Cross workers

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Gunmen shot dead two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday as they were traveling from the northern Saada province to the capital, Sanaa, the group…

  • Government minister takes over Russian football

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has taken over control of the country’s football association ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport. The arrival of Mutko,…

  • Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise

    BERLIN (AP) — Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought. A report by German security firm G DATA found that the…