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  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall…

  • Blatter urges Iran to open stadiums to women

    PARIS (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter is urging Iran to end a ban preventing women from watching football in stadiums. In comments published in FIFA’s weekly magazine ahead of International Women’s Day, Blatter said…

  • 2 suspected Islamic recruiters arrested in Belgium

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the Belgian capital on suspicion of trying to recruit people to fight with Islamic radicals in Syria. Geert Schoorens, a spokesman with the Belgian federal prosecutors…

  • South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators say South Sudan’s warring parties have failed to reach a final deal following days of negotiations in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in a statement Friday that…

  • Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly “bulldozed” a famed archaeological…

  • Man arrested after calling 911 to say wife stole his cocaine

    ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northeast Ohio man called 911 to report that his wife stole his cocaine and was then arrested himself. The Review newspaper in Alliance reports officers responding to the…

  • Egypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Health Ministry said that an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash. The accident took…

  • Weather stalls Boston-bound Amtrak passengers in Connecticut

    MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut. Spokesman Craig Schulz said the Acela…

  • Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong

    LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee is urging the British government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong. In a report Friday, the Foreign Affairs Committee said British officials have…

  • German Parliament approves quota for female directors

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe’s biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year. The…

  • Man who raped, killed Va. woman loses US appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a Petersburg woman. Shermaine Ali Johnson was 16 when he killed Hope…

  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s…

  • Pope meets with Chile bishop amid outcry over appointment

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile’s most notorious…

  • BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

    CAIRO (AP) — The U.K.-based energy company BP has signed agreements worth $12 billion to develop a major gas field in Egypt, which has been trying to attract foreign investment after four years of unrest.…

  • EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.…