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  • Comic Chelsea Handler will be at Horseshoe Hammond

    Comedian, actress, author and television host Chelsea Handler, will perform stand-up comedy Sunday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Handler is known for her E! Television network show, "Chelsea Lately" and for her five books that have...
  • Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

    Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country. Weeks...
  • Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story

    In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov. A corrected version of...
  • How Mona Eltahawy became a 'full-fledged feminist'

    In parts of the Middle East, some women are groped as a matter of course. There are men who feel free to run their hands over women, like they're buying produce, or a cow. Mona Eltahawy has endured that and much worse, as a young woman and as an...
  • UN chief says North Korea cancels invitation to visit

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that North Korea has canceled an invitation for him to visit a factory park in the country that is the last major cooperation project between the rival Koreas. Ban had previously said that he wanted to go...
  • China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities

    Hand your passport to police or it will be canceled, read the notice to all 4.4 million residents of far-northwestern China's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. The demand would now seem outrageous to most Chinese, who more than a decade since passport...
  • McConnell sets trade promotion authority endgame in motion

    WASHINGTON After a series of dueling objections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Tuesday evening to limit debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill that's a top priority for himself and President Barack Obama, but the endgame was far...
  • Malaysia turns away 800 boat people; Thailand spots 3rd boat

    Rohingya and Bangladeshis abandoned at sea following a crackdown on human traffickers had nowhere to go Thursday after Malaysia turned away two wooden boats crammed with hundreds of hungry people. Thailand, too, made it clear the migrants were not wanted....
  • Hillary Clinton vows help for small business

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to be "a small-business president" who would help by cutting bureaucracy and securing more loans. "I want to be a small-business president, a president who does make it easier to start and run a small...
  • 13 people missing in Mexico after vigilantes withdraw

    Thirteen people have been reported as having gone missing during vigilantes' brief occupation of a violence-wracked city in southern Mexico, a human rights official said Tuesday. The disappearances added to confusion surrounding the takeover of the...
  • White House looks to farmers to help close trade deal

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and top administration officials are counting on the nation's farmers to make noise on Capitol Hill, hoping it will win some votes in Congress for the president's embattled trade proposal. In an interview with McClatchy,...