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  • Iraqis end demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone
    Iraqis end demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament.

  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

  • From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time

    Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun.

  • Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats
    Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished businss in Syria.

  • US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
    US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.

  • Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently
    Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

  • Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
    Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

  • South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary
    South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary

    Vaalwater, South Africa (AP) — Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.

  • Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical
    Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, officials said.

  • Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017
    Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.

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