At center of Islamic uprising, Nigerians mark Eid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians in the birthplace of the Islamic uprising gripping the country’s northeast celebrated the start of the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their…

Officials: Israeli drone strike kills 5 in Egypt

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Israeli drone strike inside Egypt killed five suspected Islamic militants and destroyed a rocket launcher Friday, two senior Egyptian security officials said, marking a rare Israeli operation carried out in its Arab neighbor’s…
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FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

A decade after families of prison inmates asked for action, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made from behind bars.…
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Suspect in Mexico journalist killing freed

Authorities say a suspect in the killing of a Mexican investigative journalist has been freed after a court found he was tortured into confessing.…

Court grants conservatorship over actress Bynes

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A judge has granted Amanda Bynes’ mother a temporary conservatorship over the former child actress. Ventura County Judge Glen Reiser ruled Friday that Richard and Lynn Bynes should be allowed to limited control of…

More rain expected, floods possible in central US

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water-weary residents of Missouri, Kansas and nearby states are girding for more possible floods after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches of rain and caused several deaths. The National…

Brazil Army must recognize same-sex civil union

SAO PAULO (AP) — A court has ordered Brazil’s Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion. Judge Elio Siqueira says that the couple is entitled to the same…

Syrians brave risks to seek treatment in Israel

NAHARIYA, Israel (AP) — It looks like a standard scene in the corner of the children’s intensive care unit at a hospital in this northern Israeli town. The counter is jammed with stuffed animals, and balloons shaped like…

Libyan TV anchor shot dead in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An independent television station in Libya says gunmen have killed one of its anchors in the eastern city of Benghazi. The station said Ezzedine Kossad was shot dead Friday while he was driving his…