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  • Gaza cease-fire takes hold as negotiators gather

    CAIRO – As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-term ce ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Police: Several arrested in unrest near St. Louis

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and f ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Clinton critical of Obama on foreign policy

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. – Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort ye ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Ethical issue: Who gets Ebola drug?

    MADRID – Now it’s not just two Americans, but a Spaniard as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the few doses that exist of a ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Storm victims likely to decide Senate race

    HILO, Hawaii – The storm-beaten seaside communities on Hawaii’s Big Island are fighting to restore electricity and running water – and likely deciding ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission i ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Robin Williams, comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences f ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Haiti police search for 329 escaped prisoners

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The attack on a Haitian prison on the capital's outskirts to free the son of a prominent businessman being held on kidnapping ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russia will send a humanitarian aid convoy into eastern Ukraine in cooperation with the International Red Cross, the Kremlin announ ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

    BAGHDAD — Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Ex-Virginia governor's onetime top aide testifies

    RICHMOND, Va. — The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss had received thousands ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Judges extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Tunisia’s fishermen save rising tide of migrants

    ZARZIS, Tunisia – The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they've been ha ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the countr ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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