WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies want to make sure everyone know that just because Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for flopping by the NBA, doesn't mean that the key foul he drew in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals wasn't a flagrant.
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PARIS (Reuters) – Between 180 and 200 French citizens have traveled to Syria in the past year to join a two-year-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, le Monde reported on Saturday, citing figures from France’s internal DCRI and external DGSE security services. That number, which is higher than a previous estimate of about 50, includes fighters who took up arms with rebel groups like the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. About two dozen have already returned to France, Le Monde said. …
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami senior Dyron Dye has agreed to meet for a third time with NCAA investigators, who want to know why there are discrepancies between what he told them in 2011 and what he wrote in a recent affidavit to support a former Hurricanes assistant coach.
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi police officers say a car bomb has exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six Iranians and one Iraqi.
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PARIS (Reuters) – A French soldier patrolling a business area of western Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and was still being sought, a police source said. The soldier, patrolling as part of France’s Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan, was injured in the stabbing around 1800 p.m. but would survive, the source said. French daily Le Parisien cited police sources as saying the suspected attacker was a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, and was wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket. …
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A former minor leaguer says cheating is alive and well in professional baseball.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale.
Read more here: AP Sources: Coyotes sale approved, hurdle remains
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has ruled against parts of an election law approved by the Islamist-led legislature that had lifted a long-standing ban on the use of religious slogans during campaigning.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tesla Motors is fighting a bill in North Carolina that would effectively ban the company from selling its electric cars in the state, pitting it against auto dealers who say the car maker has an unfair advantage selling directly to consumers online.
Read more here: Automaker Tesla takes fight to North Carolina