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Updated at 9:37 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) " The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes and schools, offices and a regional airport shut for a second day Thursday.

Updated at 9:33 AM

BERLIN (AP) " The European Space Agency on Thursday launched a rocket carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so that scientists can see how they'll behave in free fall " at a cost of more than $450 million.

Updated at 9:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " New House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for tough work requirements and cuts to safety net programs as he sketches a vision for congressional Republicans for 2017 and beyond.

Updated at 9:18 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to...

Updated at 9:16 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Israel has arrested several Jewish suspects with possible connections to an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.

Updated at 9:12 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " The Gulf of Mexico rig explosion that killed 11 workers and unleashed the nation's worst offshore oil spill also led to criminal charges against four BP employees, who faced prison time if convicted.

Updated at 9:00 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " Markets are waiting for the European Central Bank to announce Thursday that it will unleash another round of monetary stimulus for the eurozone's shaky economy.

Updated at 8:59 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) " Officer William Porter did nothing to help Freddie Gray as he lay helpless on the floor of a Baltimore police transport van complaining that he couldn't breathe and pleading for a medic, prosecutors said.

Updated at 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson spent more on the 2012 federal elections than any other donor, putting up about $90 million of his family's money.

Updated at 8:51 AM

LONDON (AP) " The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq: All times local:

Updated at 8:26 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " A father's bid to keep his 20-year-old daughter on life-support at a Reno hospital after doctors declared her brain-dead is pending before a Nevada state court judge. Beyond the family attorney's claim on Wednesday that the cost of...

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