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Dozens injured in Turkish election protests

Dozens of people have been injured in eastern Turkey, local officials say, after police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse nationalists protesting against an election rally by the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP).<p>Thursday's clashes in the northeastern city of Erzurum were the …

North Africa

Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments.<p>The moves mark the next wave of pay raises by the nation's largest private employer, which has been under pressure from labor-backed groups for …

Walmart

Blast injures 4 in Nigerian city, day after attacks kill 30

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A bomb wounded four people Sunday in a market in Maiduguri, a day after 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian city by a suicide bomber and attackers firing rocket-propelled grenades.<p>The Boko Haram militant group is suspected in the attacks which followed …

Africa

Latest on flooding: Texas rain brings no major new problems

11:30 p.m. (CDT)<p>The Dallas County Sheriff's Department says a 7-year-old girl has been killed after a crash that ejected her into floodwaters.<p>Sheriff's spokesman Raul Reyna tells the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1I13fMW ) that the girl, her mother, a man and three other children were in a …

Extreme Weather

Egypt's new justice minister called for hardline Sharia

Choice of Ahmed el-Zend ridiculed over extreme stances including saying Egyptians should be "slaves to their judicial masters"<p>Egypt has appointed a new justice minister who previously advocated fast-tracking sons of judges into the judiciary, described his fellow citizens as “slaves”, and called …

Kim Jong-un
Asia

Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.<p>Mayor Michael …

New York City

Global stocks shaken by bond market gyrations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks fell on Tuesday and Wall Street was expected to open lower as investors worried about a slump across bond markets and a rise in the cost of crude oil.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.6 percent to 6,917.17 and Germany's DAX sank 1.9 percent to …

Stock Markets

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed.<p>Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the third annual march …

Guns

8 bodies dumped in Mexico state; 3 college students slain

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say eight bodies were found dumped in two towns in the southern state of Guerrero, while an arrest was made in the shooting deaths of three university students in the capital.<p>Prosecutors in Guerrero said Thursday that five corpses were found on a roadside in …

Mexico

Latest on traffic jam scandal: Kelly felt 'betrayed'

4:25 p.m.<p>A lawyer for Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff charged in a lane closure scheme says she felt betrayed after the governor called her "stupid" and a "liar."<p>Christie made the comments after he fired Bridget Kelly when the alleged plot came to light.<p>Kelly says she is innocent of …

Corruption

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao ticket sales to begin Thursday

Nine days before Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to meet in boxing's richest fight, tickets for the arena and closed-circuit …