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  • Pro-government forces retake Yemeni city

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters have retaken a southern Yemeni city from Shiite rebels in their first significant advance since a Saudi-led coalition began striking the rebels in late March. Officials and witnesses in…

  • Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design

    LONDON (AP) — Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he’s been promoted to the company’s chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company. Ive, who as a…

  • The Latest: Harris County residents warned to not leave home

    4:30 a.m. CDT Harris County Flood control has advised residents waking up for work and school Tuesday morning to not leave their homes. KHOU-TV reports The National Weather Service has issued an emergency flash flood…

  • Self-parking Volvo plows into bystanders (Video)

    WASHINGTON — For those who find it difficult to park a car, the notion of a self-parking vehicle sounds great — but it’s clearly not fool-proof. A demonstration of a Volvo XC60 and its self-parking…

  • The Latest on IS: Iraq says Anbar offensive won’t take long

    Noon (0900 GMT) A spokesman for Iraq’s Shiite militias says an operation launched to retake the western Anbar province from the Islamic State group will “not last for a long time” and that Iraqi forces…

  • Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days have accused King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s…

  • WFP urges Syrian humanitarian pause for crop harvest

    ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency is calling for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Syria to let farmers harvest their crops and get them to market. The World Food Program says indications are…

  • Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou proposed a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by using landfill to expand islets to…

  • Police: 13 officers missing following attack; 5 injured

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thirteen Kenyan police are missing after suspected al-Shabab gunmen attacked their vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five other officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. A police…

  • Fire at home for elderly in central China kills 38 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of…

  • Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain. State Prosecutor Friedrich Koehl says investigations focus on at least 11 cases between…

  • Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of…

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the…

  • European stocks fall as Greek debt plight looms

    TOKYO (AP) — European shares fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis overshadowed news from China of support for new infrastructure projects. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX…

  • Report: DOJ finds criminal wrongdoing on part of GM

    WASHINGTON — As early as this summer, General Motors could be served with a record penalty for its failure to disclose an ignition defect linked to 104 deaths. The New York Times reports that the…