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  • GOP badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins

    February 29, 2016 - 10:05pm

    VALDOSTA, Ga. — On the eve of Super Tuesday’s crucial primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins their party’s nomination and others who insist they can never back the bombastic billionaire.

  • Iranian hard-liners losers in parliament, clerical body

    February 29, 2016 - 10:03pm

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian voters dealt hard-liners a serious blow in elections for parliament and an influential clerical body, favoring reformists and relative moderates who support last year’s nuclear deal in the country’s first elections since the landmark agreement, results released Monday showed.

  • Europe’s crisis worsens: Migrants face razor wire, tear gas

    February 29, 2016 - 10:03pm

    IDOMENI, Greece — Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting “Help us!,” refugees and migrants at Greece’s northern border were pushed back by Macedonian police using tear gas and stun grenades, as authorities here raced to build more camps to shield the escalating number of stranded people from winter.

  • Former Klan leader at center of latest GOP campaign joust

    February 28, 2016 - 7:28pm

    LEESBURG, Va. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is drawing criticism for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, with Marco Rubio using the matter to hammer the billionaire businessman ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • Syria’s onetime ‘capital of the revolution’ now a ghost town

    February 28, 2016 - 7:28pm

    HOMS, Syria — Two years after the last Syrian rebels left the besieged Old City of Homs, voices echo through the shells of bombed-out buildings, their upper floors tilted at odd angles as though frozen in time.“There is no danger here, because there isn’t anybody,” a soldier said as gunfire rang out in the distance. “No gunmen, not a soul, not even animals, nothing.

  • Vampire attack: Debt-laden companies imperil China’s growth

    By PAUL WISEMAN and JOE MCDONALD | February 28, 2016 - 7:28pm

    China isn’t just contending with falling stocks, a plunging currency and a slowing economy.It’s got vampire trouble, too.

  • Debate rages in courts over ‘high-sensitivity’ DNA analysis

    February 28, 2016 - 7:28pm

    Debate rages in courts over ‘high-sensitivity’ DNA analysisNEW YORK — One New York judge ruled the DNA evidence was scientifically sound.

  • Hungary’s Orban: EU leaders don’t want to stop the migrants

    February 28, 2016 - 7:27pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Europe has the ability to stop the flow of migrants reaching the continent but its leaders have no plans to do so, Hungary’s prime minister declared Sunday.

  • Clinton cruises to big win over Sanders in South Carolina

    February 27, 2016 - 7:27pm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s crucial contests.

  • Cease-fire brings relative quiet to Syria despite breaches

    February 27, 2016 - 6:45pm

    BEIRUT – A cease-fire brought relative quiet to parts of Syria for the first time in years on Saturday, offering civilians rare respite from Russian and Syrian government airstrikes despite some limited breaches of the agreement brokered by Washington and Moscow.

  • Early election results point to gains by Iranian moderates

    February 27, 2016 - 6:44pm

    TEHRAN, Iran – Partial election results in Iran on Saturday point to major gains by reformists and moderates who favor expanding freedoms and engaging with the West, and who defended the recently implemented nuclear deal with world powers against opposition from hard-liners.

  • Thousands stranded as Greece becomes a migrant ‘warehouse’

    February 27, 2016 - 6:43pm

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece is fast becoming the “warehouse of human beings” that its government has vowed not to allow.

  • One-year spaceman sees mission as ‘steppingstone’ to Mars

    February 27, 2016 - 6:43pm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As soon as he returns from the International Space Station, NASA’s first and only yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, will try to pop up from a lying position and stand still for three minutes.

  • Trump wins Christie’s support in race laced with insults

    February 26, 2016 - 9:34pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests.

  • U.S., Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria

    February 26, 2016 - 8:32pm

    BEIRUT – A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia went into effect across Syria on Saturday local time, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, were excluded.

  • Sheriff: Cop who killed Kansas gunman a ‘tremendous hero’

    February 26, 2016 - 8:31pm

    HESSTON, Kan. – A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday.

  • CEO Tim Cook defends Apple’s resistance in FBI iPhone case

    February 26, 2016 - 8:31pm

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook got a standing ovation Friday at his first stockholder meeting since his company’s epic clash with the FBI unfolded.

  • CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in U.S.

    February 26, 2016 - 8:31pm

    NEW YORK – Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States, including one who gave birth to a baby with a rare birth defect, health officials said Friday.

  • Apple: FBI seeks ‘dangerous power’ in fight over phone

    February 25, 2016 - 9:47pm

    Apple: FBI seeks ‘dangerous power’ in fight over phoneWASHINGTON — Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking “dangerous power” through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights.

  • In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

    February 25, 2016 - 9:47pm

    WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on the nation’s highest court, President Barack Obama is hoping that all politics really is local — even Supreme Court politics.

  • Cleveland surgeons perform nation’s first uterus transplant

    February 25, 2016 - 9:46pm

    CLEVELAND — Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation’s first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy.

  • AP Interview: Syria’s need for humanitarian help rises

    February 25, 2016 - 9:46pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria — The need for humanitarian assistance is increasing in Syria and humanitarian actors must be given access to vulnerable populations, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday.

  • For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

    February 24, 2016 - 7:47pm

    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.

  • Obama’s sacrificial lamb: High-court pick to face long odds

    February 24, 2016 - 7:47pm

    WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top legal mind with Supreme Court aspirations, to serve as a national political football.

  • Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism

    February 24, 2016 - 7:47pm

    BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syria conflict, including President Bashar Assad, ahead of a U.S.-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition voiced concerns that the truce due to begin later this week will only benefit the Syrian government.