Kerry, Hagel urge coalition ag...

Sep 5, 2014 by

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets in about two weeks.

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US doctor infected with Ebola ...

Sep 5, 2014 by

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

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Ukraine signs cease-fire with ...

Sep 5, 2014 by

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation's east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks.

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NATO approves new force aimed ...

Sep 5, 2014 by

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack.

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Miscommunication blamed for de...

Sep 5, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

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Baker school district faces cu...

Sep 3, 2014 by

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:30:08 GMTBy EMILY BECK COGBURN Special to The AdvocateBAKER — A possible $1.1 million shortfall in the Baker school district budget could result in cuts and reduction of staff through attrition in the 2014-15 school year, largel...

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl st...

Aug 27, 2014 by

PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

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Israeli leader declares victor...

Aug 27, 2014 by

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.

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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate ...

Aug 27, 2014 by

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza.

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Battle for key southeast coast...

Aug 27, 2014 by

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling.

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Sources: US considering new re...

Aug 27, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Police: Teen shot by cop suspe...

Aug 15, 2014 by

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a box of cigars worth $48.99.

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Russia denies its vehicles des...

Aug 15, 2014 by

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO said Friday, and the Ukrainian president declared that most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops.

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Ebola may leave 1 million in n...

Aug 15, 2014 by

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area.

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Iraqis welcome change of PM bu...

Aug 15, 2014 by

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Nouri al-Maliki to step down as Iraq's prime minister brought celebrations from his opponents Friday, as the country's top Shiite cleric urged his successor to carry out dramatic reforms so the new government can take on Sunni insurgents who have overrun large parts of the country.

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