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  • US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would “create immediate hardship for Greece” and damage the world economy. Greece is…

  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign. Since…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry…

  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama’s presidency the…

  • Fiorina says she’d neutralize Clinton’s gender arguments

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the “gender card” in the 2016 presidential race. But to do so, Fiorina…

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters in Kashmir on Saturday morning, killing a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. The protesters,…

  • 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino’s book

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush’s spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever…

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds…

  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement remains scattered but…

  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015. There are 257 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 18, 1945, during World War II, famed American war correspondent Ernie…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    The big question, 5 years after the oil spill: How is the Gulf? Scientists, BP differ Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico…

  • Voter initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona filed

    PHOENIX (AP) — A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to…

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are…

  • Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county. In motions filed by attorney George…

  • Judge OKs bail for 2 accused of supporting Islamic State

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1GVo0eZ ) reports…