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  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant…

  • Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The heat over Indiana’s new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in…

  • US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied…

  • Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer. Repairs on the 60 feet of…

  • Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.,…

  • Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return…

  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash…

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas…

  • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Laurent…

  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation’s highest court…

  • Obama urges expansion of ‘take child to work’ day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building. He’s also asking…

  • Saudis ‘very pleased’ with US support for Yemen air campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen’s rebels. The Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, said Friday that the U.S. has been “very supportive” of…

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday. The audit marked the first…

  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan’s long wait to address US Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington honors America’s closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no…

  • Lawyer: ‘Indifference’ led to inmate death, prison silence

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate…