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  • Obama visits shrine to honor Cuban Americans

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama has visited a shrine in Miami to honor Cuban Americans. The White House says Obama stopped at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity on Thursday. He’s honoring the…

  • New law limits what Minnesota bounty hunters can wear, drive

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A YouTube video shows bounty hunter Stew Peters hot on the chase, weapon drawn as he joins police in apprehending a man with outstanding warrants. Facebook and Twitter photos depict…

  • Ex-NY Senate leader and son indicted on corruption charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court. The indictment was returned Thursday against 67-year-old Dean Skelos (SKEH’-lohs) and his…

  • House panel issues subpoena in spat with White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the White House budget office about a new State Department security training facility. At issue is the administration’s plan to build…

  • Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward…

  • Obama says TX, OK storms a reminder to prep for disasters

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma should serve as a reminder of the need to make the nation more resilient to the impact of natural disasters,…

  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official,…

  • Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government’s decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.…

  • At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a…

  • GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he’s retiring from the Air Force Reserve. The South Carolina Republican, who serves part-time as an attorney…

  • Obama meets with family of reporter killed by Islamic State

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama has met with the family of an American journalist who was killed last year by the Islamic State group. Steven Sotloff was a 31-year-old Miami-area native who freelanced for…

  • Ireland’s parliament votes in favor of Aer Lingus share sale

    LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s parliament on Thursday voted in favor of selling off the country’s share in the Aer Lingus airline as part of a 1.4 billion euro (US$1.53 billion) takeover bid by International Airlines…

  • Where They Stand: George Pataki on issues of 2016 campaign

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki has entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Here’s a look at where the three-term governor stands on various issues that will…

  • Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran’s allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. The newspaper’s executive editor, Martin Baron, said in a statement that Post…

  • O’Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign. The launch of Generation Forward came two…