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Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people, as street-by street battles continued between government forces and Taliban fighters and officials warned of a looming humanitarian crisis for civilian...
By Lynne O’Donnell The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. The case highlights the continued grassroots appeal of IS ideas in th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraqi PM opens Green Zone to all citizens
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the first time in 12 years Sunday amid efforts to cut spending and appease citizens who have been protesting for basic public services. Al-Abadi referred...
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra The Associated Press FULL STORY
Spike in Palestinian attacks raise fears of another Intifada
JERUSALEM — A series of grisly Palestinian attacks that killed several Israeli civilians has prompted the government to take unprecedented security measures amid growing public debate over whether the specter of another Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, is on the horizon. Israel’s prime minis...
By Daniel Estrin The Associated Press FULL STORY
More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas — The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew. The fourth-day of searching across a wide expanse of the Atlantic Ocean near Crooked...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave
ZAGREB, Croatia — One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home. But the human tide keeps rolling nort...
By Danica Kirka The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala — Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 96 people as the smell of rotting bodies spread across the enormous mound of earth and rescuers reported the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water, suggesting anyone tra...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Inmates slip away en route to halfway houses
WASHINGTON — More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Some of the inmates who ...
By Eric Tucker The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chaffetz’s bid for House speaker muddies GOP leadership race
WASHINGTON — An up-and-coming House committee chairman announced his long-shot candidacy Sunday for speaker of the House, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans. GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah presented himself as a new face who can unite the House in the wake of Speaker John...
By Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis’ crusade
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kim Davis’ lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupt...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city. The powerful ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oregon pastor’s sermon: ‘Violence will not have the last word’
ROSEBURG, Ore. — A pastor whose daughter survived last week’s deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that “violence will not have the last word” in this southern Oregon timber town. More than 100 people gathered to hear pastor Randy Scroggins speak at New Beg...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brown signs bill closing ivory sales loophole
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state’s ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns. Supporters said California is a major market for ivory, and the ban would help dry up demand. The measure by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins,...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cyclist flies off road, dies during charity ride
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — An amateur cyclist was killed after losing control on a winding California mountain road during Levi’s GranFondo charity ride, an event founded by former national champion Levi Leipheimer, authorities said. Edward Lund was traveling about 35 mph downhill when he misjudged...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama ..
California governor signs right-to-die legislation
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nati..
US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz
WASHINGTON — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that..
Three share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
STOCKHOLM — A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug sh..
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