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Cameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflict

Sep. 26, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — John Nlom has five children and wants to keep them alive. When machete-wielding men attacked a nearby school this month in a suspected strike against the teaching of French, wounded students were rushed to hospitals while frightened parents decided to flee. Nlom and his family...

2 guards killed in explosion in southeastern Turkey

Sep. 26, 2018 4:30 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an improvised explosive device believed to have been planted by Kurdish rebels has exploded on a road in the country's southeast, killing two government-paid village guards. Anadolu Agency said two other village guards were wounded Wednesday in the...

Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs

Sep. 25, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. Officials in Guerrero state issued arrest warrants for two top Acapulco police...

Low-income minority community debates Phoenix rail extension

Sep. 25, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly...

The Latest: 2 public schools in NC uninhabitable after storm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): 4 p.m. A North Carolina school superintendent says two of the six schools in his system will have to be demolished because of water damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Jones County School Superintendent...

French ex-premier launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

Sep. 25, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a bid on Tuesday to become Barcelona's mayor in an election next year with the aim to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration." The 56-year-old Valls, who was born in Barcelona but was raised in France and made a career in...

Town council withdraws Nike boycott following criticism

Sep. 25, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products has reversed course. No public comment was allowed at Monday's North Smithfield Town Council meeting when members voted 5-0 to withdraw the resolution that passed 3-2 last week....

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Sep. 24, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena on Monday, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city's bid to land an expansion NHL franchise. The 8-0 vote was the last step needed to strengthen Seattle's expansion...

400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast

Sep. 24, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Archaeologists in Portugal say they have discovered off Lisbon a 400-year-old shipwreck they describe as the most important underwater find in the country for two decades. The municipal council of Cascais, a town near Lisbon, said Monday the Portuguese ship was involved in the...

Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victory

Sep. 23, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. The win was unexpected, and Solih's supporters flooded the streets, hugging one...