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Al-Qaida in North Africa threatens to attack US diplomats

Muslim protesters burn a U.S. flag during a protest against American-made film

CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in North Africa on Tuesday called for attacks on U.S. diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States and triggered a wave of demonstrations in the Middle East and beyond.

Apple shares hit $700 for first time

3:05 PM 09/18/2012

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's stock reached $700 for the first time on Tuesday, the day after it announced that orders for its iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours.

Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans

12:33 PM 08/29/2012

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as the storm spun into a newly fortified New Orleans exactly seven years after Katrina.

Norway shooter Anders Breivik sentenced to 10-21 years

10:20 AM 08/24/2012

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti-Muslim crusade.

Thiel, early investors dump Facebook shares

3:57 PM 08/21/2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Thiel, one of Facebook's earliest investors and a member of its board, was among the insiders selling stock in the social network after a lockup expired last week.

Pussy Riot members get 2 years in jail

1:24 PM 08/17/2012

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial seen around the world as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent.

7 American troops dead after helicopter crash

2:32 PM 08/16/2012

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft.

Ecuador grants asylum to Assange, defying Britain

11:35 AM 08/16/2012

CARACAS, Venezuela — Ecuador announced Thursday that it was granting political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who has been holed up for two months in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London awaiting the decision.