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Bet on Trump or challenge Israel? Palestinians mull strategy
by By KARIN LAUB
36 minutes ago
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- After more than two decades of failures, Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders' strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
THE NEXT ONE? 13-year-old hoops phenom invites AP on journey
by By LARRY LAGE
37 minutes ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The best 13-year-old basketball player in America wears braces and is already tall enough to play shooting guard in the NBA....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal
by By KRISTA LARSON and PAISLEY DODDS
37 minutes ago
BUNIA, Congo (AP) -- She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts
by By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARIA VERZA and CHRISTINE ARMARIO
44 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal
47 minutes ago
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing.
[From Reuters: Top News]
South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'
49 minutes ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued.
[From Reuters: Top News]
AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures
by By YURI KAGEYAMA
53 minutes ago
TOKYO (AP) -- The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign
by By CHAD DAY
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237
1 hour ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country's most deadly earthquake in three decades.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
by By DANICA COTO
1 hour ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis....
[From AP Top News at 2:06 a.m. EDT]
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