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  • Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza....
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time....
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man....
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday....
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....
  • Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia....
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday....
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races....
  • Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway....
  • Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza....
  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict....
  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
    CAIRO (AP) -- A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos....
  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa....
  • Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges....
  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration....
  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad....
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races....
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time....
  • White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday....
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