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BERLIN (AP) " The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday that at least 3,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year in an attempt to reach Europe,, making 2016 the deadliest year on record. The Geneva-based agency had warned Tuesday that this year's death toll was likely to exceed the 3,771 deaths reported for the whole of 2015. "We're receiving more reports of deaths in the Med," spokesman William Spindler tweeted Wednesday. "We can now confirm that at least...

Updated at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and...

Updated at 2:09 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) " A stolen base in the World Series means free tacos for everyone next week at Taco Bell. Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole second in the bottom of the first inning in Tuesday night's Game 1 of the Fall...

Updated at 2:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Microsoft plans to bring three-dimensional tools to computing experiences long done in two dimensions as it eyes the needs of the next generation of users. The new tools are part of a free "Creators Update" to Windows 10...

Updated at 2:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " In a heated television exchange, Newt Gingrich told Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly that she is "fascinated with sex" and challenged her to call Bill Clinton a sexual predator. She declined, and ended their interview on...

Updated at 2:04 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn't know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on. But that story has...

Updated at 2:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a longshot appeal with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional...

Updated at 2:03 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Airstrikes in Syria killed up to 22 people, mostly children, on Wednesday when warplanes struck a residential area housing a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists and rescue workers said. A...

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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) " A 7-year-old girl who inserted coins into a toy dispenser at a pizzeria received a plastic capsule filled with medications for blood pressure and kidney stones instead, police said. Rochester police Capt. Jason Thomas...

Updated at 1:54 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators protesting the detentions of two leading politicians in the largest city in the country's mainly Kurdish southeast. Hundreds gathered...

Updated at 1:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has said that the company made over $250...

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