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Senate Dems have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for President Barack Obama over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel. "No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime," Mikulski said in a statement. "I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal."


Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries. "What we want? Peace! What we need? Peace!" the migrants shouted outside the cavernous Keleti train station, the latest focal point for European tensions over the unrelenting flow of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa fleeing war and poverty.


Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he's sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries. Biden plans to appear at Miami Dade College and headline a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats on Wednesday as he mulls a potential challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Interest in a Biden bid has intensified in recent weeks as Clinton has struggled with what some Democrats consider a lackluster start to her campaign and scrutiny over her use of a private email account and server as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.


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Thai police: Suspect acknowledges being near bomb scene
BANGKOK (AP) - Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China. Thai authorities said the suspect's fingerprints also matched those on a bottle of bomb-making material found in an apartment that was raided this past weekend.


North America's tallest mountain gets new name _ and height
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 feet shorter, measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday.


Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
BALTIMORE (AP) - Protesters demonstrated outside Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday morning as the first court hearing began Wednesday in the case of six police officers charged in the death of a black man who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury while in custody. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams began hearing arguments Wednesday on a motion to dismiss the charges due to prosecutorial misconduct. He limited the arguments to 15 minutes per side. Williams says he also will hear arguments on a motion for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to recuse herself due to what defense attorneys characterize as conflicts of interest.


Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death continues
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community. Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said hundreds of officers were involved in the exhaustive search in Fox Lake following the killing of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz on Tuesday morning. But to no avail.


Wills of millions of Americans now available online
BOSTON (AP) - Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter. Harriet Beecher Stowe bequeathed her stock in several railroads and a Florida orange grove to her son.


A bold move to save a man's hand: Tucking it into his tummy
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand. "They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie," she told him.


Actor Dylan Baker tries to rescue neighbor in high-rise fire
NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan. It happened on the 33rd floor of a building on West 43rd Street just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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