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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " The IOC has cleared all three candidate cities for the 2024 Olympics to advance to the next stage of the bidding race. Thursday's decision by the International Olympic Committee executive board was widely expected. The bid cities are Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest, Hungary. The IOC says "no significant issues were flagged at this stage that would not merit supporting the advancement of a particular city to the next stage." The bid cities now...

Updated at 11:52 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters." He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be...

Updated at 11:52 AM

GUG, Pakistan (AP) " Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew the day before in...

Updated at 11:50 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday. The warning was the bluntest public claim yet from...

Updated at 11:50 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A senior Turkish official says the fate of the Syrian city of Aleppo has dominated high-level talks between Turkey and Russia. Turkey's presidential...

Updated at 11:36 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday against President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political...

Updated at 11:34 AM

WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) " A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago. David Penner says his wedding band slipped off his finger during a visit to Wyckoff's Tree Farm in White...

Updated at 11:34 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday. He was 88. Elvstrom, who was named Denmark's sportsman...

Updated at 11:29 AM

DETROIT (AP) " Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots. The recount lasted three days in more than 20 of the state's 83 counties. Some counties...

Updated at 11:29 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that...

Updated at 11:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for...

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