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  • Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of…

  • Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case

    SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after series of bombings and shootings left four people dead and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect. Leonard John Warwick was arrested Wednesday…

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s…

  • Asia stocks muted ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing…

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

    BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system. While the…

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue.…

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader’s death sentence

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country’s…

  • Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet. On Wednesday, when it ends its latest policy meeting, Fed officials will issue a statement…

  • Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30…

  • Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile’s 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done. Soldiers…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently…

  • Fallin: Daughter’s trailer at governor’s mansion must go

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a “nice trailer” on the grounds of the governor’s mansion, but…

  • GOP fundraiser calls for Kirk to drop 2016 bid, backtracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A top GOP fundraiser suggested Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his quest for re-election, saying the Illinois Republican would likely lose, but then he quickly backtracked. Businessman and former…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    US analyst Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, to be paroled in November after 30 years WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international…