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Updated at 11:28 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday. The extremist group had recaptured the city in December from government troops " nine months after IS was expelled from there in a Russia-backed offensive and while Syrian government forces were focused on retaking the eastern half of the...

Updated at 11:28 AM

HOUSTON (AP) " Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old former...

Updated at 11:25 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate. The maker of the digital toilet seat? You...

Updated at 11:23 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts. The Valmadonna Trust Library contains some 10,000 items " including a 15th...

Updated at 11:23 AM

MILAN (AP) " The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Premier Paolo Gentiloni is urging Italian authorities to redouble efforts to reach people isolated by new earthquakes and...

Updated at 11:13 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution. The Federal Cartel Office...

Updated at 11:05 AM

PARIS (AP) " The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit. The agency, which launched the navigation system last December, said however that...

Updated at 9:36 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States. Facebook executive Niall McEntegart says the facility to be built...

Updated at 9:27 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in...

Updated at 8:43 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six scientists enter...

Updated at 8:39 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula...

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