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Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara dead at age 87

HELSINKI (AP) Einojuhani Rautavaara, arguably Finland's most famous classical composer since the era of Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:09:09 -0400
The Latest: UN envoy mulls working with Russia on Syria aid

FILE - In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 file photo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, second left, visits the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Shoigu said on Thursday, July 28, 2016 that Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors and offer a way-out for Islamic State fighters wanting to lay down their arms. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Pool Photo via AP, file)BEIRUT (AP) The Latest on developments related to the Syrian war and international effort on the crisis (all times local):

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:08:44 -0400
Brexit shockwaves hit British jobs, consumer confidence

Shoppers are reflected in a window as they walk along Oxford Street in LondonBy Giles Elgood and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, consumer confidence plunging, and construction and car sales slowing. Preparing for a Brexit-related slowdown, Lloyds Banking Group said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs and one of Britain's biggest car dealerships, Inchcape, predicted growth in new car registrations would fall. "The public are still absorbing the EU referendum result but it is clear that consumer confidence has taken a significant and clear dive," said Stephen Harmston of the YouGov polling organisation.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:07:26 -0400
Second helpings: 'Dragons Love Tacos 2' coming in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Kids can look forward to another helping of "Dragons Love Tacos."

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:01:44 -0400
France's EDF to decide on divisive UK nuclear power plant

FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 file photo, the EDF tower of French state-owned power giant Electricite de France (EDF), is seen in the La Defense business district, west of Paris. French energy company EDF is due to decide whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)PARIS (AP) French energy company EDF is due to decide whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:59:31 -0400
Chinese rocket re-enters atmosphere near California

LAS VEGAS (AP) A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California late Wednesday night around the same time many people shared video on social media of a mysterious bright object streaking across the night sky.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:59:22 -0400
Elephant poaching in Africa down, but still far too high: CITES

A bird flies over a family of elephants walking in the Amboseli National Park, southeast of Kenya's capital NairobiBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The illegal killing of African elephants for their ivory seems to have fallen from record peaks but poaching of the animal is still far too high, an international report said on Thursday. "There are elements of good news, but we are nowhere near the success we need to turn the trends around," John Scanlon, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), told Reuters of CITES findings. About 60 percent of the elephants found dead in the wild in 2015 had been killed by poachers for their ivory rather than having died of natural causes, down from almost 80 percent at a peak in 2011, it said.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:59:20 -0400
Russia announces aid operation for Syria's battered Aleppo

Aleppo and the surrounding area has suffered some of the worst fighting in the five-year Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 280,000 peopleSyria ally Russia announced a "large-scale" aid operation Thursday for trapped civilians and opposition fighters fleeing the embattled northern city of Aleppo, as President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender. Pro-government forces effectively surround opposition neighbourhoods of the divided city, sparking fears for at least 200,000 people trapped there. Russian defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters that three humanitarian corridors were being opened "to aid civilians held hostage by terrorists and for fighters wishing to lay down their arms" and one more corridor to the north of the city for rebels to flee with their weapons.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:58:43 -0400
Global stocks slip in run-up to Bank of Japan decision

A Filipino trader talks on the phone at the Philippine Stock Exchange in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Asian stock benchmarks were mostly lower Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)HONG KONG (AP) Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:56:29 -0400
Spanish couple demand to be allowed to name son "Wolf"

MADRID (AP) A couple in Spain have started an online petition after registry officials refused to let them call their newborn son "Wolf."

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:52:59 -0400
The Latest: Kaine mocks Trump for being not "well informed"

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., takes the stage during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:48:54 -0400
Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

Pope Francis is helped by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini as he stumbles on the altar as he celebrates a mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:47:16 -0400
Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers

Demonstrators square off during a rally outside City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA (AP) The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:45:24 -0400
EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

A man holds a Turkish flag during an anti coup rally at Taksim square in Istanbul, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said during an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:41:56 -0400
Biden to speak at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department salute as a member of the Louisiana State Police Honor Guard, left, plays "Taps" through driving rain during funeral services for Baton Rouge police Cpl. Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, July 25, 2016. Jackson, slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement, is the last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in last week's ambush to be buried. (Hilary Scheinuk/Baton Rouge Advocate via AP)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a Baton Rouge vigil honoring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:39:54 -0400
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