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Turkey's Davutoglu calls on ruling AK Party to remain united

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on the ruling AK Party on Thursday to avoid any splits after announcing he would not stand again as its leader, saying he would never utter a word against President Tayyip Erdogan. After a meeting of the party's executive committee, Davutoglu said in a speech in Ankara that he did not intend under current circumstances to run for the AKP leadership at an extraordinary congress which he announced for May 22. (Reporting by Ercan Gurses and Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)
Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, the sun sets behind the Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington. Fannie Mae reports financial results Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings.



Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.
Israel discovers cross-border tunnel from Gaza

A Palestinian man inspects a damaged artesian well drilling truck following an early morning Israeli airstrike at a workshop in Gaza City, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military discovered a tunnel Thursday stretching from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel, built by Palestinian militants to carry out attacks on Israel, the military said.





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