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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) " A popular Lebanese rock band says Jordanian authorities have banned them from performing because their songs promote religious and sexual freedom. Jordan's Antiquities Department initially told Mashrou' Leila ("Leila's Project") it could not perform at a Roman Theater in the capital Amman because the show contradicts the venue's "authenticity." However, Amman governor Khalid Abu Zeid told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the group was banned because its...

Updated at 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of "playing the woman card" in her presidential...

Updated at 10:35 AM

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) " Every time 3-year-old Seif wears his new prosthetic legs, the toddler puts up a fight. He has already made peace with walking on his stumps, but there is no dodging his daily rehabilitation session at a prosthetic clinic...

Updated at 10:35 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " The Dutch marked their king's birthday Wednesday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the nation. Numbers of revelers were expected to...

Updated at 10:32 AM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt's state news agency says three policemen have been killed in a roadside bombing in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula. MENA quoted an unidentified security official saying that the Wednesday explosion targeted an...

Updated at 10:21 AM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) " The nation's midsection prepared for another day of foul weather Wednesday after a series of storms brought huge hail and high winds, but not as many tornadoes as had been feared. The Nation Weather Service Storm...

Updated at 10:21 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " Officials in the United Arab Emirates say they are looking into ways to improve the country's fire safety laws after a series of skyscraper fires, including a dramatic New Year's Eve blaze that was broadcast...

Updated at 10:17 AM

PARIS (AP) " Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Europe's most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month, was transferred Wednesday to France so he can appear before investigating judges who will decide how to charge him, the...

Updated at 9:23 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reported a 24 billion yen ($216 million) loss for January-March Wednesday, bigger than the loss it reported the previous year. Nintendo also said Wednesday that its new game platform...

Updated at 8:26 AM

BANGKOK (AP) " Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat...

Updated at 8:23 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israeli police said Wednesday. The pair approached...

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