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  • 3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the ne ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Gaza militants unleash heavy rocket fire on Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants in the Gaza Strip unleashed dozens of rockets on southern Israel late Monday, setting off air raid sirens and forcing hundr ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Iraqi parliament squabbles over when to next meet

    BAGHDAD (AP) — With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the form ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Afghan officials: Ahmadzai leads in disputed vote

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials released preliminary election results Monday showing former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai well in the l ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Man arrested with knife in shoe at Detroit airport

    ROMULUS, Mich. — Authorities say an airline passenger was arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of on ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.Dele ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

    ST. LOUIS — Two Mississippi River bridges were closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • 2 men sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist

    DETROIT – One man has been sentenced to prison and a second must serve probation for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist.
    July 7, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Northern California wildfire challenges crews

    WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Rugged terrain, shifting winds and hot, dry conditions hampered efforts to contain a wildfire in Northern California that burne ...
    July 7, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Pistorius: Last witness testifies for defense

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The defense team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness, a physician who has treated the ath ...
    July 7, 2014 - 7:20 am
  • Sentencing nears for former New Orleans mayor

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week whe ...
    July 7, 2014 - 7:14 am
  • Judge to mull senator’s suit over health exchanges

    MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional m ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukra ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Spy case threatens to sour German-U.S. ties anew

    BERLIN – German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany’s president s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Hamas says militants killed in Israeli strikes

    JERUSALEM – Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week – a ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:31 pm
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