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Updated at 12:27 PM

MADRID (AP) " Spain's Socialist party says it will stop blocking the conservative Popular Party from forming a minority government, ending the country's nearly 10-month political impasse. Members of the Socialists' federal committee announced after meeting Sunday that they would abstain from voting against acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during a confidence vote in Parliament. The committee voted 139 to 96 in favor of the abstention, a decision that should prevent a third...

Updated at 12:23 PM

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) " Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State group. The Kurdish forces, known as...

Updated at 12:20 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK's cargo...

Updated Oct 23, 2016 at 11:07 AM

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the...

Updated at 10:03 AM

MILAN (AP) " Italian officials say that 14 bodies have been recovered in a two-day period on smugglers' boats packed with migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. The Italian Coast Guard says the dead included a...

Updated at 9:58 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Russian emergency officials say three people are dead and 13 others are injured after an explosion in a high-rise apartment building believed to have been caused by gas. The explosion damaged several of the top floors in the...

Updated at 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show some of the attention her team paid to courting black voters. There were worries about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' appeal to that...

Updated at 9:48 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The pope says the cruelty of the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul "makes us cry, leaves us without words." Pope Francis told some 50,000 faithful gathered Sunday for the Angelus blessing that he was "pained by the...

Updated at 9:44 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide. Japanese media reports suggest that the victim,...

Updated at 9:43 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages. The bill, passed late Saturday, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the...

Updated at 8:39 AM

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) " Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual...

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