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  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:48 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:30 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Memorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:09:11 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer have broken ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.

  • Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:41 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has freed more than a thousand political prisoners since former military rulers handed over power three years ago, a move that has smoothed the former pariah state's international rehabilitation. Now the government says the job is done. Human-rights activists and the U.S. say, not so fast.

  • For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:24:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

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  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:48 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.

  • German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:29 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:30 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:44 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:49:02 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers say the Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence.

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  • Friends remember Ben Bradlee as lion of journalism

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:48:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, was remembered as a "journalistic warrior" Wednesday during his funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

  • Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:42:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

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  • Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:21 GMT

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.

  • Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:48:31 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.

  • Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:32:16 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into rival Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.

  • UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:01 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.

  • Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."

  • Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:22 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

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  • How do Pittsburgh doctors diagnose asbestos-related diseases?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:33 GMT

    Flu symptoms don't show up immediately after exposure to the virus. You may feel fine for several days before headaches, fever and body aches appear. Imagine incubating a serious health condition for 10 years or several decades -- that's...

  • A lesson from Khloe Kardashian's latest divorce drama

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:56 GMT

    The Kardashian family always seems to stay near the top of the hot celebrities' list. The relationships between the three Kardashian sisters and their men seem to always have new twists and turns. The most recent happenings between Khloe...

  • 1 dead in motorcycle-car accident in El Paso, Texas

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:23 GMT

    Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous; at high speeds, you're more likely to be thrown and to face broken bones or other serious injuries if you wreck. Because of the added danger of being on the roads on a...

  • Transvaginal Mesh - the quick fix with no quick fix

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:53:15 GMT

    Numerous "big-pharma" companies marketed various transvaginal mesh products to tens of thousands of women and their physicians claiming that it would be a "quick fix" for pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence, and other related medical issues. In theory, a simple...

  • Question of fact: Did the location of a stove in an apartment cause injuries to child

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:52:00 GMT

    An Illinois Appellate Court has recently reversed the decision of a Cook County Circuit Court Judge entering summary judgment in favor of a property owner and property manager on the grounds that the injured plaintiff, a minor child, had presented...