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  • Study: About one-third of world cactus threatened with extinction

    MEXICO CITY – About a third of the world’s cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

    BEIRUT – Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more Sunday in a northern S ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home

    PARIS – Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climat ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace

    JERUSALEM – A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect charged

    NEW FLORENCE, Pa. – A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible

    DALLAS – A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more ra ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Jeb Bush says Trump 'uninformed,' not a serious candidate

    MIAMI – The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation’s commander in chief, because he’s ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Iraqi envoy: Paris attacks mark new global war

    PARIS – The wave of suicide bombers and gunmen who terrorized Paris marked a new stage in the war against extremism that will leave no country in the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey’s long-stalled membersh ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Israel suspends contact with some EU groups over labeling

    JERUSALEM – Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc's decision t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in U.S. culture wars

    NEW YORK – As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most conten ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech

    Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change neg ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • After victory, La. governor-elect starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS – Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transit ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Landslide near mine in Myanmar kills about 100

    YANGON, Myanmar – A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed about 100 people, most of them villagers digging for green stones in a mount ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

    BRUSSELS – Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not am ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
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