Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

07/03/2015 05:03 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. 
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Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo
07/03/2015 02:21 PM EDT - BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said. Full Story

Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel
07/03/2015 02:31 PM EDT - RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing. Full Story

Bangladesh police questioning 12 al-Qaida suspects
07/03/2015 10:06 AM EDT - DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court on Friday gave police three days to question 12 suspected members of al-Qaida's branch in the Indian subcontinent after their arrests in raids this week. Full Story

Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute
07/03/2015 09:06 AM EDT - ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday. Full Story

Bombings in Baghdad, town south of Iraqi capital kill 8
07/03/2015 08:56 AM EDT - BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombings in Baghdad and in a town south of the Iraqi capital have killed eight people. Full Story

China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs
07/03/2015 09:16 AM EDT - BEIJING (AP) — Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China. Full Story

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
07/03/2015 11:06 AM EDT - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Full Story

Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir
07/03/2015 07:56 AM EDT - In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. Full Story

India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor
07/03/2015 08:11 AM EDT - NEW DELHI (AP) — India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor. Full Story

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
(Claudette Barius/AP)
'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Full Story