Serbian lawmakers meet on Kosovo deal

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister is urging Parliament to support an agreement normalizing relations with breakaway Kosovo, telling lawmakers that rejection of the EU-brokered deal would have turned the country into “Europe’s North Korea.” Ivica Dacic…

Group: Sudan army supporting fugitive warlord Kony

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A report by a watchdog group says the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony recently found safe haven in territory controlled by Sudan and that Kony benefits from Sudanese military support. The group Resolve said…

Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts. The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth…

Woman, 80, swallows diamond at Fla. charity event

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The idea behind the Tampa Women’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond. Organizers of the Saturday event…

Coast Guard repatriates 10 migrants to Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Ten migrants were returned to Cuba after the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted their vessels at sea. The Coast Guard found the two vessels at sea Wednesday. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/17m6eNv) reports the Coast Guard Cutter…

Iraqi soldiers retake control of Sunni town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say soldiers backed by tanks have retaken control of a Sunni town north of Baghdad after gunmen who seized it earlier withdrew without resistance. Police and military officials said that army units entered…

American jihadi in Somalia tweets on kill attempt

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A most-wanted American jihadi in Somalia says a known assassin from the militant group al-Shabab has shot him in the neck. Omar Hammami posted on Twitter about what he labeled an assassination attempt late…

Syrian officials deny use of chemical weapons

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists are reporting heavy fighting in northern Damascus neighborhoods as troops try to advance against rebel forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fighting between rebels and troops backed by pro-government militiamen…
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Kansas crime victims to rally at Statehouse

Kansas crime victims and a host of other advocates and public officials are rallying for victims' rights as part of a national awareness effort.…