Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

07/24/2014 01:23 PM EDT
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U. 
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Ricky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'
07/24/2014 12:46 PM EDT - MEXICO CITY (AP) — And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin. The Puerto Rican pop star will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini as the judges for the singing contest. Full Story

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war
07/24/2014 01:12 PM EDT - JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's lawmakers on Thursday swore in Reuven Rivlin from the hard-line Likud party as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres who had promoted peace throughout his long political career but whose term ended as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza. Full Story

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya
07/24/2014 01:12 PM EDT - NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. Full Story

Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award
07/24/2014 11:27 AM EDT - ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Jewish American group is asking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award it gave him in 2004, accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric" and "inciting violence against the Jewish people. Full Story

Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears
07/24/2014 11:18 AM EDT - NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears. Full Story

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
07/24/2014 01:38 PM EDT - KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Full Story

French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'
07/24/2014 10:51 AM EDT - PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed' Full Story

6 dead in Mexico border shootings
07/24/2014 10:46 AM EDT - MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border. Full Story

German midwife suspected of attempted murders
07/24/2014 09:58 AM EDT - BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have arrested a midwife on suspicion of attempted murder, alleging that she administered a blood thinner to women undergoing cesarean sections. Full Story

Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Full Story
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York County man gives sugar cookies some kick

As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home magazine, Michael Vyskocil belongs to an army of home cooks nationwide. Full Story
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Baldwin, LaBeouf share a role—defendant— in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year, but real-life dramatics landed both of them Thursday in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan criminal courts. Full Story