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Myanmar captures rare elephant
Myanmar captures rare elephant

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country’s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks...

Myanmar captures rare elephant
Myanmar captures rare elephant

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country’s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks...

Thousands mourn slain opposition leader
Thousands mourn slain opposition leader

Russians march

to grieve opposition politician killed

in Moscow Friday

GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.

The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland...

Coca-Cola bottle a work of art
Coca-Cola bottle a work of art

Atlanta museum showcases Coke’s branding technique

Pot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city
Pot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser had little choice, given the...

Cyber threats are on the rise

Intelligence chief says attacks a top danger to national security

White House to address Israel nuclear concerns
White House to address Israel nuclear concerns

U.N. ambassador, security advisor will make case for Iran negotiations

Ukraine starts weapon withdraw
Ukraine starts weapon withdraw

Officials note that pullback plans would be revised in event of any attacks

Pig farms raise water, air issues
Pig farms raise water, air issues

DES MOINES, Iowa — Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.

From Washington state...

Llamas on the lam become Internet sensation

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

Television footage...

Performer testifies in butt-injection trial

PHILADELPHIA — A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections” testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade...

Germany in dispute over Greece plans

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces increased dissent within her governing coalition over extending Greece’s bailout as part of her goal of keeping the euro area intact.

While senior lawmakers say almost all of...

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