Updated at 5:59 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and they're duty-bound to stick with them.

Updated at 5:58 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the...

Updated at 5:41 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The former head of Chicago Public Schools pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fraud charge in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.

Updated at 4:55 PM

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) " European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission...

Updated at 4:43 PM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) " France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 million) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two...

Updated at 4:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.

Updated at 3:53 PM

GENEVA (AP) " The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.

Updated at 2:45 PM

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) " Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus " but not to film any scenes as super spy James Bond.

Posted at 2:28 PM

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) " A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine smashed into Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, ripping off the cockpit, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for...

Updated at 12:43 PM

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Posted at 2:28 PM

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) " A Rhode Island man who weighs nearly 800 pounds says he's determined to slim down and he dreams of becoming an actor one day.

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