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Ex-army chief declared Egypt's new president

The Election Commission says former army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won Egypt's presidential elections by a landslide victory of 96.9 percent of the vote, with turnout 47.45 percent.


Exchange student says he suspected Boston bomber's role

A Kazakh exchange student awaiting trial on charges of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing testified that he told federal agents he suspected his friend had a role in the deadly attack.


U.S. to appoint first envoy to Somalia in 20 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. will appoint an ambassador to Somalia in what a senior official on Tuesday described as show of faith for future stability in the war-ravaged African nation.


AP WAS THERE: Troops storm Tiananmen Square

BEIJING (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On June 4, 1989, AP reporter John Pomfret was in central Beijing when Chinese soldiers attacked pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square.


Police: Girls charged in 'Slenderman' stabbing show regret

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their friend nearly to death in the woods to please a fictional character struggled to decide who should actually do the deed and expressed at least some regret to detectives, according to court documents.


2 killed, 19 hurt in Arkansas logging truck wreck

Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said.


Turkey lifts YouTube block

Nearly 70 days after a government block on YouTube, Turkey has restored access to the video-sharing website.


On tape: Moment pilot realizes teen stowaway is on plane

About an hour after a California teen was discovered on a Hawaii runway in April, a nonplussed pilot preparing to depart tells air traffic controllers he will be a bit delayed because "a guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear from San Jose to Maui."


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl), who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend.

US worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.


Amid war and shelling, Syrians vote for president

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Waving photos of their leader and dancing with flags, tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad as they voted Tuesday across government-controlled parts of the country in a presidential election decried by the opposition as a charade.


Jolie: We won't change our security on red carpet

SHANGHAI (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt won't tighten their security policies during publicity events after he was accosted on the red carpet in Los Angeles.


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