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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war. It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign of ending, it will soon be the responsibility of Donald Trump, two presidents removed from the October 2001 invasion. During the presidential campaign, neither Trump nor Democrat Hillary Clinton offered new ideas for breaking the battlefield stalemate. They...

Updated at 5:56 PM

DETROIT (AP) " Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. The package of bills signed...

Updated at 5:54 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims talk of Moscow targeting Germany with cyberattacks is "nonsense" and that Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees. In fact, Merkel has said quite the opposite. Asked Friday about...

Updated at 5:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company's No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink. Chief Operating...

Updated at 5:46 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) " Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Canadian leaders Friday to continue to treat efforts to combat climate change urgently despite the incoming administration of Donald Trump. Biden told Prime Minister Justin...

Updated at 5:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all after the U.K. phone-hacking scandal scotched a previous effort. Sky said Friday that Murdoch's entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a...

Updated at 5:35 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " A Brazilian judge has frozen the assets of Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, accusing him of failing to charge the appropriate taxes to the developer of the golf course built for the Olympic Games. In a statement,...

Updated at 5:32 PM

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) " An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other...

Updated at 5:13 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " The president of Russia's suspended athletics federation has been re-elected following a close vote. Dmitry Shlyakhtin, who is also a regional government sports minister, won the vote in Moscow on Friday by 36 votes to 31...

Updated at 5:02 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) " A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford. The Mail Tribune reports (

Updated at 5:00 PM

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) " Florida's governor and tourism officials are declaring victory over Zika in South Beach. But the virus remains a risk in Miami-Dade County. Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the popular tourist destination had...

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