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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Pope has tough sell on materia...

Aug 15, 2014 by

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Korea, a newly rich and hyper-competitive country.

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Gas explosions kill 15, injure...

Jul 31, 2014 by

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said.

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Congress races to finish veter...

Jul 31, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans unexpectedly put off a vote on a border security bill as tea partyers withdrew their support.

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Investigators reach Ukraine je...

Jul 31, 2014 by

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels.

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Palestinians mull war crime ch...

Jul 31, 2014 by

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas t...

Jul 31, 2014 by

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign against Palestinian militants in the densely-populated territory.

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