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The Latest: French far right leader: Burkini battle not over

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:41am

The Latest on the ruling by France's top administrative court on burkini bans (all times local):


Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:33am

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with stray dog from Gobi race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:30am

An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:10am

France's top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.

Are wolves a 'Miracle' in Yellowstone? Science seeks answers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:58pm

Are wolves responsible for a "miracle" that "changed the rivers" of Yellowstone? That provocative claim in a widely seen 2014 YouTube video has ignited excitement about the impact of wolves on their environment. But what does the science say?

Senegal clamps down on Quranic schools that exploit children

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20pm

Twelve-year-old Boubacar was picked up from the streets of Senegal's capital at night by police, along with dozens of other children, in the latest crackdown on begging.

In El Salvador, 'gang pastor' alleged to be crime financier

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:20pm

Walking out of prison three years ago, Marvin Ramos Quintanilla seemed to turn over a new leaf after a life of crime and gangland violence.

Climate change taking toll on the American pika in the West

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:28pm

Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

How to grocery shop like a dietitian

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:28pm

The grocery store is chock full of food; the good, the bad, and the ugly can all be found within its aisles. But who has the time or energy to read the confusing labels? Instead of getting beat by the store, win the grocery game with these easy tips.

Rosetta space probe sees bright flares, landslide on comet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:58pm

The European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe has captured images of a bright burst of light on the comet it is orbiting, apparently caused by a landslide.

US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:41pm

Turkey says the United States is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government.

Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House's opening prayers

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:01pm

A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the state House of Representatives.

Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:27pm

A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department.

Chicago-area imam pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:11pm

A prominent Islamic scholar and longtime head of a suburban Chicago school accused of molesting an underage girl and a 23-year-old female school employee has pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

6 essential tips for online car shoppers

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:30pm

Online car shopping has made the process of purchasing a vehicle exponentially easier. Although this convenience is fantastic, it’s still important to follow guidelines from traditional car buying. Here are 6 essential tips for online car shopping.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

Authorities say 2 Catholic nuns have been found slain in a Mississippi home; motive unclear.

Have You Seen This? 3-year-old YouTube star releases latest Disney rendition

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:15pm

The former Utah 3-year-old who went viral with her own renditions of several Disney songs is back at it with a new video.

Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:52pm

The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.

AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.