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Facebook co-founders give $170K to pro-pot measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's ballot measure to legalize marijuana has a new friend: Facebook co-founder Sean Parker has given $100,000 to back the proposal.

US rescuers may have killed Afghanistan aid worker

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At first, NATO blamed a Taliban bomb for the death of a captive British aid worker during an American rescue attempt in eastern Afghanistan.

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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- The Islamic militant whose disclosures under U.S.

Japan warns about Europe terror; tourists are calm

PARIS (AP) -- Japan and Sweden joined the U.S. and Britain on Monday in warning citizens about traveling in Europe because of concerns about a terror attack.

Car bombs kill 8, mar Nigeria 50th ceremony

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two car bombs exploded Friday as Nigeria celebrated its 50th independence anniversary, killing at least eight people in an unprecedented attack on the nation's capital by militants from the oil-rich southern delta reg

'Nicole' sparks deadly floods, slides in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Tropical Storm Nicole caused extensive flooding and mudslides Wednesday in Jamaica, killing at least two people, even as the drenching system moved north and dissipated over the Florida straits.

NKorea appears to give military rank to Kim son

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted Kim Jong Un to the rank of general in the Korean People's Army, the state news agency reported, the clearest signal yet that the younger Kim is on track to succeed his fath

Mexican mayor slain in drug-plagued northern state

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Gunmen killed a town mayor near the drug-plagued industrial city of Monterrey, authorities said Friday, the fourth mayor in northern Mexico to be murdered in little more than a month.

FAA says hangar homes won’t fly

WASHINGTON — Agreements allowing private plane owners with “hangar homes” adjacent to airports to taxi directly from their property onto airport tarmacs risk turning government investments into private perks, a Federal Aviatio

Israeli police say 16 Gaza activists sent to jail

JERUSALEM – Israeli police say 16 pro-Palestinian activists from a Gaza-bound flotilla have been sent to jail after a deadly confrontation at sea. Dozens of other activists are to be deported.