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Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A campaign finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.

Hawaii road re-opens amid stalled lava flow

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Hawaii County's civil defense director is asking motorists not to stop on a newly reopened road in a rural town to get a look at lava that has stalled less than 500 feet away.

Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month.

Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.

US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.

City's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.

Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state."

Brazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.

Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Northern Ireland police have interrogated a prominent Irish Republican Army veteran about the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.

Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.

National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.

Pope condemns Islamic State violence

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.

LAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinner

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.

Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."

Pele's manager: 'Quick and full' recovery expected

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Brazilian great Pele is expected to make a "quick and full" recovery from a minor infection caused by a recent surgery to remove kidney stones, his manager said Thursday.