THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA:
Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.
US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) — A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspecions.
AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.
A look at the expiring surveillance provisions
A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday:
Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw hi and told him what he was doing was bad.
Putin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.
McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita."
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