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  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines
    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. …

  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better
    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Sector Snap: Energy stocks rise as Iran talks continue

    Shares of energy companies rose Wednesday as negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program continued past their deadline. The six-nation talks have now lasted for three weeks, and it's not ... …

  • Nervous Istanbul rocked by new deadly shoot-out
    Nervous Istanbul rocked by new deadly shoot-out

    Turkish security forces on Wednesday shot dead a female assailant after she and an accomplice sought to attack the Istanbul police headquarters, as the city reeled from its second deadly shoot-out in two days. The clash in the Fatih district of central Istanbul came just a day after leftist militants took a top Istanbul prosecutor hostage in a standoff that ended in his death. Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who had been investigating the politically-sensitive death of a teenage protester, was …

  • Charting the turbo-charged box office of 'Furious' franchise
    Charting the turbo-charged box office of 'Furious' franchise

    In their14-year history, the "Fast & Furious" films have become a case study in the power of international box office. In recent years, the unlikely franchise has made global appeal a priority ... …

  • Larimer DA: Office inundated with police camera data

    With prosecutors struggling to keep up with all the images being collected by police body cameras in Fort Collins, Larimer County plans to hire a second technician to process all the new digital evidence. ... …

  • Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
    Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. …

  • Al-Jazeera journalist says Canada not issuing him passport

    TORONTO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy says Canada is refusing to issue him a new passport. …

  • Purported kidnapper drops ultimatum to California police

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person claiming to be the ringleader of a group that says it abducted a California woman last week in an attempt to get a ransom has backed away from a threat to police to apologize for calling it a hoax. …