• York Weekend Extras - 02/27/2015 12:57 AM EST
    Iran offers to protect Iraqi artifacts after militant attack

    02/28/2015 11:25 AM EST
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has offered to safeguard potentially at-risk Iraqi artifacts after a video released by the Islamic State group showed its militants using sledgehammers to smash relics in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. 
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    Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases
    02/28/2015 11:10 AM EST - BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday. Full Story

    Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort
    02/28/2015 10:10 AM EST - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Full Story

    Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
    02/28/2015 09:10 AM EST - CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the rulers of the Gaza Strip who once found a warm welcome under the country's past Islamist government. Full Story

    Singapore founding father Lee's condition improves slightly
    02/28/2015 08:50 AM EST - SINGAPORE (AP) — The condition of Singapore's 91-year-old founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, the government said Saturday. Full Story

    Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'
    02/28/2015 09:00 AM EST - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Full Story

    Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip
    02/28/2015 06:55 AM EST - KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region. Full Story

    Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison
    02/28/2015 09:50 AM EST - CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others. Full Story

    China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy
    02/28/2015 10:15 AM EST - BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months on Saturday, adding to signs that the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. Full Story

    Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad
    02/28/2015 07:40 AM EST - BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city. Full Story

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    Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story