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  • WORLD

    Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

    Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.

  • WORLD

    Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip...

  • NATIONAL

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

  • WORLD

    Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

    The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.

  • NATIONAL

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

  • WORLD

    Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

    One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.

  • NATIONAL

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said.

  • NATIONAL

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Journalist's slaying not shifting positions in Congress on military action against extremists

  • NATIONAL

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.

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