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3 face charges in Turkey mine disaster amid anger

ISTANBUL (AP) — In the face of widespread anger over Turkey's worst mining disaster, prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager, on charges of negligence Sunday.


Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.


Ferry disaster makes South Korea question progress

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Park Si-chan had trouble sleeping the night before the biggest trip of his young life, a four-day journey with his entire junior high school class to a lush volcanic island known here as the "Hawaii of Korea."


Turkey prosecutor: 3 face charges in mine disaster

Three people were arrested on charges of negligence in the Turkish mining disaster that killed 301 people, a prosecutor said Sunday. The suspects are among 19 people still in custody.


Bosnia flooding triggers landslides, unearth mines

Floodwaters triggered more than 2,000 landslides across much of the Balkans on Sunday, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines left over from the region's 1990s war, along with warning signs that marked the unexploded devices.


Rogue Libyan general's troops attack parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Forces loyal to a rogue Libyan general attacked the country's parliament Sunday, expanding his eastern offensive against Islamists into the heart of the country's capital. Gunmen detained some 20 lawmakers and officials, authorities said, as black smoke rose over the parliament.


Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price for a cup of coffee.


Turkish police detain 19 in mine disaster probe

Turkish police detained 19 people, including mining company executives and personnel, as an investigation into last week's mine disaster got underway and the last of the 301 victims were buried on Sunday. The detentions were the first of the inquiry and came five days after a fire sent deadly carbon monoxide coursing through the mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, causing the county's worst ever industrial accident. The disaster has sparked protests across Turkey, directed at mine owners accused of ignoring safety for profit, and at Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, seen as too close to industry bosses and insensitive in its response. Police formed a cordon around the court house in Soma as the crowd of onlookers, journalists and relatives of those detained grew steadily.


Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.


Swiss reject plan for world's highest minimum wage

GENEVA (AP) — Worried about upsetting Switzerland's strong economy or driving its high costs even higher, more than three-quarters of Swiss voters rejected a plan Sunday to create the world's highest minimum wage and slightly more than half spurned a request to outfit the Swiss Air Force with 22 new fighter jets.


Schools work to help transgender students fit in

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy.


SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commercial cargo ship Dragon left the space station on Sunday, heading home with nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment.


Obama Cabinet may be boost for rising Texas mayor

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama's expected nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development could test the 39-year-old's ability to navigate Washington ahead of 2016 elections, Texas Democrats say.


Report: 24 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two dozen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.


Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said Sunday, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region's worst flooding since modern records began.


Vietnam clamps down on anti-China protests

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam smothered anti-China protests on Sunday with a massive security clampdown after deadly riots triggered by a territorial dispute with Beijing spooked foreign investors and the country's authoritarian leadership alike.


Bosnia floods create new land-mine risk in Balkans

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Record-high floods and landslides have swept away people, homes and roads in the Balkans over the past week, but in Bosnia another deadly menace is hiding in the flood rubble: land mines.


In Kentucky, Senate candidates lay claim to change

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — In this small Kentucky town near the Tennessee border, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 2 to 1, Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell had the same message: change.


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