Prince Harry loves being uncle, sees nephew smile

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he loves being an uncle, telling children at an awards ceremony that he’d just witnessed the baby who may one day be king crack a smile. Harry, who was pushed back to…

Dems: Look, over there, a messy budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pressure off for now on Syria, Democrats are eager to return to Washington’s regularly scheduled gridlock. Pitched debates loom on the government’s budget and its debt — never flattering endeavors that in recent years…

AP ANALYSIS: Russia re-emerges as Mideast player

With a few days’ worth of surprise diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought was long gone, when Washington and Moscow jostled for influence while others looked on. Whatever happens with its proposal to…
A Turkish soldier stands by a tank as he patrols the border with Syria, near Cilvegozu, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Diplomats move on 2 fronts on Syria weapons

Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control, and a fresh effort appeared to be underway to get the government and opposition to peace talks.…
In this image taken from video, a damaged house is seen after Egyptian military helicopters targeted several locations along the border with Gaza, near Rafah, northern Sinai, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Egyptian helicopter gunships fired rockets early Tuesday at militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing nearly a dozens and injuring at least 15 others in an ongoing campaign to put down Islamic radicals who have escalated attacks in the largely lawless region, Egypt's official news agency said. (AP Photo/AP Television)

Suicide bombs hit Egypt military in Sinai, kill 9

n near-simultaneous attacks, a pair of suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into military targets in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least nine soldiers and nudging the conflict there closer to a full-blown insurgency.…
A man holds a photograph of Chile's late President Salvador Allende outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Chile is marking the 40th anniversary of the military coup by Gen. Augusto Pinochet that overthrew Allende on Sept. 11, 1973. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chile marks 40th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup

President Sebastian Pinera marked the 40th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende saying Wednesday that Chileans must heal from — but never forget — the events of Sept. 11, 1973, that launched a bloody 17-year dictatorship.…

Canada guard gets life in murder of colleagues

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A former armored car guard charged with fatally shooting three of his colleagues and wounding a fourth as they emptied a bank machine has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of…

Despair, frustration follow Mexico’s loss to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — To Mexicans, it’s just unthinkable: Their soccer-crazed country stands a chance of not qualifying for the World Cup. Worse yet, it was a 2-0 loss Tuesday night to their bitter northern rival — the…

Iraqi officials: Iranian exiles leave Camp Ashraf

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the remaining 42 residents of an Iranian dissident camp that was the scene of a disputed outbreak of violence last week have left the compound to join their comrades at a camp…

Tuareg rebels clash with Malian army; 3 wounded

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A spokesman for Mali’s military said Tuareg rebels opened fire on a Malian military patrol near the village of Fouita, close to the Mauritanian border. The Tuareg rebels known as the National Movement for…

Colombia: Woman feigned pregnancy to carry drugs

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police say they have arrested a Toronto woman who simulated pregnancy to try to smuggle cocaine. Col. Esteban Arias says 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada…

Official: Reports of sex assault in Navy increase

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — The number of sexual assaults being reported to the U.S. Navy has grown by about 50 percent over the previous year. The Navy said Wednesday it is on pace to end the 2013 fiscal…

New Albanian PM vows less reliance on remittances

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s new Socialist prime minister is promising to make his country less reliant on remittances from migrant workers by creating 300,000 jobs at home. Prime Minister Edi Rama formally presented his policies Wednesday to…

Vivendi: break up of France’s media giant studied

PARIS (AP) — Vivendi says it is considering a plan to break off its French mobile telecommunications business from the rest of its music, television and film operations. The owner of Universal Music record producer and Canal Plus…