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  • Egyptian officials investigate police killing of student

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces. The death of engineering…

  • US stock indexes open lower as traders return from holiday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and European stocks fell moderately Tuesday as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis overshadowed some upbeat economic news out of China. A U.S. report showing soft demand for durable goods also…

  • Britain faces tension over push for less EU control

    PARIS (AP) — EU officials are welcoming a French-German push for closer cooperation among the countries that use the euro, while British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office says that won’t derail his mission to reduce…

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for…

  • New Mexico police officer fatally shot; person in custody

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suburban Albuquerque police officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer has been killed in the line of duty in the department’s…

  • Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighters backing Yemen’s exiled government captured a city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, their first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite…

  • High court won’t hear child custody dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of an international child custody dispute between a New Hampshire woman and her former husband in Turkey. The justices on Tuesday let stand a lower court…

  • Enraged voters menace political status quo in Spain, Poland

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s ruling and main opposition parties are preparing for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer parties in bids to form regional and local power-sharing alliances, while Poland’s governing party is assessing how to reconnect…

  • APNewsBreak: UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.’s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn’t follow…

  • 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into…

  • Albania’s president wary of Macedonia crisis fallout

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president says the crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the Balkan region’s efforts to add new members to the European Union. President Bujar Nishani told regional leaders meeting…

  • Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

    HAVANA (AP) — “Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No.” That’s what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for…

  • Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant. And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow it. The deal comes a month…

  • Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

    HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from…

  • Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained…