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at 01:32 on May 30, 2015, EDT.

Pakistan launches hunt for gunmen who hijacked buses and killed at least 19 passengers

QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country's southwest, officials said.


at 22:00 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asia boat people crisis; Myanmar decries 'finger pointing'

BANGKOK - A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.


at 21:32 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Myanmar shows up, donors give money but no 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis talks

BANGKOK - Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.


at 20:59 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Fire department: Hawaii man impaled, killed by fish's bill after jumping in water to catch it

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii fire officials say a man is dead after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish.


at 19:57 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Bill allowing open carry of handguns, overturning Civil War-era ban, clears Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.


at 19:51 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Nigeria's new president pledges to end insurgency by Boko Haram, free kidnapping victims

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.


at 18:57 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Source: Former House Speaker's payments were apparent effort to conceal sex misconduct

A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press that payments from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert were an apparent effort to conceal decades-old allegations involving sexual misconduct.


at 18:52 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Amid corruption crisis, Sepp Blatter secures another term as head of soccer's world body

ZURICH - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.


at 18:41 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Catch a tiger by the tail? Michigan animal control fooled by furry, life-sized stuffed tiger

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police.


at 17:10 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Restaurants are increasingly turning to pre-paid ticket technology for dinner reservations

At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.


at 17:01 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Blues guitarist Buddy Guy among thousands viewing B.B. King on eve of funeral in Mississippi

INDIANOLA, Miss. - Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.


at 15:39 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

NewsAlert: 19 killed in Pakistan bus hijacking

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.


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