Nation & World

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the
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Biden says if he'd run for president he could have won
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he had run for president in 2016 he could have won.
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Police reopen Hawaii beach after suspicious item examined
HANAUMA BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Honolulu police have reopened a popular beach that was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious item in the water that turned out to be a flare, Hawaii News Now reports.
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Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rally
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday.
Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.
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No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police now say there weren't shots fired during a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
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Report: University leader got fitness freebies
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.
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Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather
Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said.
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The Latest: Pedestrians return to Strip after standoff ends
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):
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Utah's governor signs abortion-reversal legislation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor has signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills.
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No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader
HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014.
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Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst
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Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten.
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German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival
BERLIN (AP) — A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote.
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London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English
LONDON (AP) — The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage.
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EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary
ROME (AP) — With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are increasingly testing the bonds between
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Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim
BARBABLANCA, Peru (AP) — Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village.
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US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.
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Bulgarians vote in election unlikely to bring clear winner
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia.
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Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war
MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) — After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and
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