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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

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A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the... More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding. More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

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Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian... More>>

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

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The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." More>>

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

General: Guard to take observation role at border

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Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. More>>

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

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President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. More>>

Gov't arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

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The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to... More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

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A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. More>>

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

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Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

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When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was... More>>

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

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Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines... More>>

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

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France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over... More>>

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

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Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza... More>>

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

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The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary... More>>

Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

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An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized. More>>

Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes

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Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did... More>>

Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

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Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist. More>>

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

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A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital. More>>

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

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Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. More>>

Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks in her country three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity." More>>

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

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By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. More>>

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. More>>

Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

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By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine... More>>

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

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A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said. More>>

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

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Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip. More>>

Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight Video included

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Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. More>>

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

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The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack... More>>

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

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A police spokesman says Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, five mosques and a football stadium. More>>

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

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Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger... More>>

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet Video included

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Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

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The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. More>>

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site Video included

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President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators... More>>

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

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Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally. More>>

Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

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Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday. More>>

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

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"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner. More>>

UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

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The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense... More>>

Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel. More>>

US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

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With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire... More>>

Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

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Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama... More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

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A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from... More>>

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

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For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling... More>>

Army intelligence system pulled from key test

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Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system. More>>

Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

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A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group. More>>

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

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The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information. More>>

Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

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Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner. More>>

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

Ukraine at potential turning point after crash Video included

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The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the... More>>

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

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Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of... More>>

US working on case against Russia on downed plane Video included

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Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site. More>>

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

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The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia... More>>

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. More>>

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

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The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting. More>>

Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

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Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. More>>

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

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The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their... More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More>>

Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

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In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end. More>>

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires Video included

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Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles. More>>

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

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Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation... More>>

Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

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By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound... More>>

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

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If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday. More>>

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

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Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia. More>>

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

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Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's... More>>

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane Video included

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Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site. More>>

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

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An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. More>>

UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

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The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State. More>>

Lebanese troops kill militant linked to bombing

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Lebanese soldiers killed a wanted militant Sunday suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Beirut hotel last month and arrested another man, setting off gunbattles in the tense northern city of Tripoli, state... More>>

US communities diverge on child migrant response

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As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding... More>>

Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt border post attack

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The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt's western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday. More>>

Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

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Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which... More>>

3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

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Rival Libyan militias battled for control the capital's international airport Sunday, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said. More>>

Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

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National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth,... More>>

US building case tying separatists to plane crash Video included

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The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at... More>>

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

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The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. More>>

NBC sends reporter back to Gaza after sudden exit

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NBC said Friday it was sending Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region for unexplained reasons following his eyewitness report on the killing of four... More>>

La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

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Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede... More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire Video included

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Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. More>>

Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

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Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas. More>>

Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site Video included

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International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes... More>>

Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

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Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed in the province along the border with neighboring Libya. More>>

Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

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Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country. More>>

Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

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The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. More>>

French police and pro-Palestinian protesters clash

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Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn't immediately clear if... More>>

Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

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Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, Kenya Red Cross said Saturday. More>>

Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

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Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of... More>>

Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

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Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries. More>>

Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

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Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed. More>>

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

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Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in... More>>

Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. More>>

Destructive Washington fire empties another town Video included

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A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said... More>>

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

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World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the... More>>

US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing Video included

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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a... More>>

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

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Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign. More>>

Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

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President Bill Clinton's advisers carefully considered how to explain the president's military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White... More>>

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

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Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home,... More>>

15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

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The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed. More>>

In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

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Fighting in the Middle East has made for a summer of high tension, tearful phone calls and unlikely friendships between Israelis and Palestinians attending camps in the U.S. that host participants from the region. More>>

AP ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

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By DAN PERRY Associated Press If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change. More>>

In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

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Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,... More>>

Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash Video included

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A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. More>>

Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

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By The Associated Press Israeli troops pressed on with their ground offensive into Gaza on Friday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing... More>>

Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle Video included

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To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in... More>>

Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

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Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday. More>>

Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

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Markets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts. More>>

Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

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Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors. More>>

UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

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Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the... More>>

Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

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The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence. More>>

Aircraft with US personnel lands in Ugandan road

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A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday. More>>

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

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Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... More>>

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine Video included

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American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched... More>>

APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

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The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could... More>>

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

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The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation... More>>

US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

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The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks. More>>

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

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The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try... More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

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Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline. More>>

Palestinian UN envoy hopes for cease-fire soon

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The Palestinian United Nations envoy says he hopes "a very intensive negotiation" in Cairo might produce a cease-fire "in the hours to come" between Israel and Hamas. More>>

Key events in latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting

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By The Associated Press Israel launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a 10-day military campaign aimed at destroying Hamas' weapons arsenal and rocket-firing capabilities. The... More>>

Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

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Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country... More>>

US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile Video included

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A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine. More>>

Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

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From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that now, for... More>>

Glance: Airliners that have been shot down

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By The Associated Press As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before. Among the most notable cases in recent decades were an Iranian plane shot down... More>>

US military didn't seek Afghan pullout in 2017

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Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2017 as the president ordered, the top U.S. commander there told senators Thursday. More>>

US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

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The United States is defending holding a counterterrorism dialogue with China this week. More>>

Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

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Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the... More>>

Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy' Video included

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President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board. More>>

Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

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A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite... More>>

German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

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A German development worker and two children of a Muslim cleric have been kidnapped this week by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, according to a Nigerian police spokesman and... More>>

Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil war

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Syria's Kurds imposed compulsory military service for their men to ward off a push by Islamic extremists in the predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria, Kurdish officials said Thursday. More>>

Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

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Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets. More>>

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile Video included

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A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday. More>>

14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

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Militants in western Tunisia staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts while soldiers held a Ramadan feast, killing at least 14 soldiers, authorities said Thursday. More>>

Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

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An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's billions of dollars. More>>

Pakistan police foil attack against PM's home

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Pakistani police fought for more than 10 hours with militants they said were planning to attack the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said Thursday. More>>

AP Interview: Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive

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Egypt's foreign minister said Thursday that his country's proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an... More>>

Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

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French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead of leaving, they're about to expand their mission to fighting terrorism from the... More>>

American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla. Video included

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The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again. More>>

American teen beaten in Mideast returns to Florida Video included

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The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities returned home to Florida late Wednesday, saying he will never think of freedom in the same way again. More>>

Israelis in center adjust to life under rockets

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A morning siren in this middle-class Israeli town sent some fleeing inside for shelter - but others ran outside, curious to catch a glimpse of the incoming rocket being shot down from the sky. More>>

Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

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Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal... More>>

UK man gets more than 12 years for Taliban support

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A British citizen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting Osama bin Laden. More>>

VA a no show; store workers fix vet's wheelchair

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What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair. More>>

Man accused in La. death recent border-crosser

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A Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana illegally crossed the Mexican border with his children last month and was released from custody after being issued a notice to report back to... More>>

Obama: US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will use all its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza 'humanitarian' pause

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Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. More>>

Answers about immigration checkpoints

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The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints. More>>

Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

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Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare. More>>

Pentagon plans to transfer 6 from Gitmo to Uruguay

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The Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay, two Obama administration officials said Wednesday. More>>

Defense: Boston bombing suspect's friend was naive

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A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a naive college kid who was prosecuted because he was a "friend of the bomber," a defense lawyer said Wednesday, while prosecutors told a jury the man was... More>>

Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

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The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the... More>>

VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the... More>>

Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

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The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas rocket squads. More>>

Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

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Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men - a fugitive convicted of terrorism - during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left four people wounded, authorities said. More>>

Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

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In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and denouncing insurgents who have "failed... More>>

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

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Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency. More>>

Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border

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Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and U.S. officials believe Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists, the Pentagon said Wednesday. More>>

Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

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A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and... More>>

Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

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A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed after Dutch troops handed them over to Bosnian Serb forces in 1995, in a ruling that could make countries more... More>>

Feds: Bombing suspect's friend tried to help him

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A prosecutor has told jurors that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was trying to protect Tsarnaev when he agreed with another friend to take altered... More>>

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

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Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become... More>>

Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

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The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. More>>

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

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Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become... More>>

Pakistan: US missile strike kills 15 militants

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Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the... More>>

Mexico southern border control so far just talk

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Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border. More>>

89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

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A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led... More>>

Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

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The next big thing in aviation may be really small. More>>

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

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House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the... More>>

Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

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Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish... More>>

Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

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Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. illegally for years, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after being detained... More>>

Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

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The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough... More>>

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