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  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila
    Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that burned more than a thousand homes and left at least 3,000 families homeless. The Bureau of Fire and Protection was still investigating the cause of the fire. But in Manila's poorest neighborhoods, fires often are caused by poor wiring …

  • 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
    70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II. …

  • Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26
    Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26

    A military assault on Islamic militants in the southern Philippines entered its fifth day on Saturday, with the toll rising to 24 guerrillas and two soldiers dead, officials said. Ten Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a two-hour clash on Friday after the army pounded their jungle lair on Jolo island with artillery and helicopter gunships, said Colonel Alan Arrojado, who is leading the assault. Battles were raging in the mountainous and thickly forested villages of Patikul town, an area …

  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress
    Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift. Delivering duelling messages within hours of each other, Netanyahu made his case against Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that aligned himself with the president's …

  • Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. …

  • US crackdown on Chinese 'maternity tourism' in LA
    US crackdown on Chinese 'maternity tourism' in LA

    US investigators launched dawn raids Tuesday on two dozen Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United States. …

  • Parents who let kids walk alone to appeal in neglect case

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple who were investigated by state officials after letting their children walk home from a park without an adult say they will appeal a finding of "unsubstantiated child neglect" and will continue to let the children walk by themselves. …

  • AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments
    AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. …

  • Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress
    Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book. …

  • Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze
    Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door. …