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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) - Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday's presidential election would go ahead as planned with Sepp Blatter going for a fifth term. Blatter was not named in either investigation.

THE LATEST: Brazil soccer chief blames Teixeira for disgrace
ZURICH (AP) - The Latest on FIFA developments: ---

10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SWISS OPEN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN 2018, `22 WORLD CUP VOTES

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Latest on flooding: Crews ready if dam near Dallas breaks
7:45 a.m. CDT Police say emergency personnel could shut down a highway if a dam southwest of Dallas breaks.

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) - Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. The attacks came just hours after the Iraqi government on Tuesday announced the start of a wide-scale operation to recapture areas under the control of the IS group in Anbar.

The Latest on IS: US supporting Anbar operation in Iraq
4:25 p.m. (1325 GMT) The U.S. military says it continues to provide aerial support to "government-controlled Iraqi forces" throughout the country.

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back tears.

4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul, ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said. The attack came amid intensified fighting across many parts of Afghanistan, following the start in late April of the annual Taliban warm weather offensive. A Taliban attack on a guesthouse in another part of Kabul earlier this month left 14 people dead, including nine foreigners.

AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors - speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public. When her husband, President Ashraf Ghani, took the helm of the nation eight months ago, he did something unprecedented - he introduced his wife in his inaugural speech.

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) - The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. First, there would be the boat: A huge boat where people could spread out comfortably, where the food would be plentiful and delicious. They would be treated with decency while on board and at the end of a week or so they would be quietly dropped off in Malaysia and given high-paying jobs.