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James, Heat hold back Raptors, 95-89

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade had 25 and the Miami Heat survived a shaky fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-89 on Sunday afternoon. Chris Bosh scored 12 points against his former team, which…

Indonesia to hit train roof riders with nasty goop

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has another bizarre way to keep commuters off the roofs of trains: swat them with brooms drenched in putrid goop. “For anyone who is still up there, it’ll be like a whip,” said Ahmad Sujadi,…

Queen celebrates 60 years on throne 


LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked 60 years on the throne Monday with a message thanking all those who have supported her over her reign and reaffirming her dedication to serving the 
British people. Tributes from British officials poured…

Obama plans push for veterans jobs programmes

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, the Obama administration is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands. The administration also…

Khmer Rouge chief jailer gets life in prison

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal’s Supreme Court lengthened the sentence for the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer to life imprisonment on Friday because of his “shocking and heinous” crimes against the Cambodian people. The surprise ruling increased a…

Roseanne Barr seeks Green Party presidential nod

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roseanne Barr said Thursday she’s running for the Green Party’s presidential nomination — and it’s no joke. The actress-comedian said in a statement that she’s a longtime supporter of the party and looks forward to working with…

Filipino troops still search for terrorist

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The remains of a top leader of the regional Jemaah Islamiyah terror network have not been found, the Philippine military said Friday, a day after announcing that he had been killed in a U.S.-backed airstrike. Troops…

Six organ transplant

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — A nine-year-old Maine girl is home after undergoing a transplant of six organs to remove a tumor that was spreading throughout her abdomen. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston replaced Alannah Shevenell’s (SHEV’-uh-nehl) stomach, liver, spleen, small…

Red alert as big freeze grips Britain

HEALTH officials in the United Kingdom were on standby last night to take action as snow and a killer winter blast hits Britain The bitterly cold weather will see temperatures plunge to -12C (10F) today while tomorrow will bring up…

Philippines: Most-wanted terror leaders killed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said it killed Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terrorist and two other senior militants Thursday in a U.S.-backed airstrike marking one of the region’s biggest anti-terrorism successes in recent years. The dawn strike targeting a…