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State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides Video included

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A U.S. senator says foreign government hackers continue to stalk U.S. senators and their aides through personal email accounts, but the Senate's security arm won't help defend them. More>>

Trump backs 'outstanding' Webber in House race vs. Sherrill

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President Donald Trump has weighed in on one of the most watched House races in this year's election to endorse Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber over Democrat Mikie Sherrill. More>>

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

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On the final day of their summit, the Korean leaders are visiting a volcano considered sacred in the North. More>>

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

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Egyptian court orders release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons. More>>

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

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Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria which led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane. More>>

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

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Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star and opposition figure set to come home from US. More>>

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

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The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline says Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. More>>

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

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President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because funding for a border wall with Mexico that Trump has promised is not included. More>>

The Latest: US identifies remains of 2 Korean War soldiers

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President Donald Trump has identified the remains of two American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War and whose remains were returned by North Korea two months ago following Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un. More>>

Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

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Border Patrol agent accused of being serial killer lived typical suburban life. More>>

US: Possible October talks with North Korea on war remains

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A senior Pentagon official says the U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American servicemen. More>>

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

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South Korea says President Moon Jae-in is returning home after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. More>>

Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has a sentencing date. More>>

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has invited North Korea's foreign minister to meet with him next week to continue discussions on efforts to get the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. More>>

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

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Gaza health officials say a 15-year-old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army fire as Hamas accelerates anti-blockade protests. More>>

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

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Syrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold. More>>

The Latest: Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

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U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent concessions from the North on its weapons program. More>>

Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day

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The leaders of North and South Korea have announced a wide range of agreements which they say are a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers Video included

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A U.S. senator says foreign government hackers continue to stalk U.S. senators and their aides through personal email accounts, but the Senate's security arm refuses won't help defend them. More>>

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

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The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid, during which a Russian reconnaissance plane was accidentally downed by Syrian air defenses. More>>

North Korea's offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

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North Korea's offer of concessions comes with demands the U.S. may or may not be willing to grant. More>>

Border Patrol agents find 193 immigrants in southern Arizona

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For the third time in a month, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona. More>>

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

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Palestinian protests are escalating after the failure of Egyptian-led efforts to broker a deal between the Islamic militant group Hamas and Israel to ease the Gaza blockade. More>>

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia says his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict. More>>

US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

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A top U.S. Justice Department official says it's doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. More>>

Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall

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President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall. More>>

Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

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Somali officials: Airstrike kills or wounds several al-Shabab leaders; children reported dead. More>>

GOP goes back to the immigration well in Arizona

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For a decade, the fight against illegal immigration has helped Republicans win every statewide election in Arizona. More>>

US tags Iran anew as top terror sponsor, global attacks fall

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The United States has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East. More>>

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

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Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas. More>>

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. More>>

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North's Kim Jong Un start their third and possibly most challenging summit yet, with Moon hoping to break impasse in nuclear talks. More>>

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump has stabilized the regional security situation. More>>

Unfinished business: Moon's summit dreams echo late mentor

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In trying to defuse North Korean nuclear crisis, South Korea's president is also addressing the unfinished business left by his late friend and political mentor, whose engagement policies crumbled a decade ago. More>>

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

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Russia's military says one of its aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria's Mediterranean Sea coast. More>>

Mattis dismissive of news reports of tension with Trump

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is dismissing recent news reports of growing tensions between him and President Donald Trump. More>>

Koreas' leaders agree on military steps but whiff on nukes

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This week's inter-Korean summit talks ended with a set of sweeping agreements on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reducing a military standoff and other reconciliation issues. More>>

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

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Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed civilians while peace deal was pursued. More>>

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

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President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. More>>

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

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Senate backs $854B bill to avert shutdown through Dec. 7, boost military spending. More>>

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

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Trump's order to declassify certain documents related to the FBI's Russia investigation draws praise and condemnation. More>>

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

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Independent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' response just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017. More>>

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

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Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods that followed the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country. More>>

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

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South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence. More>>

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

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Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

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A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California. More>>

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

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President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with the country's president at the White House. More>>

Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

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Arrest highlights Border Patrol's challenge of keeping rogue agents off its force. More>>

Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper's killing

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Violence has broken out at rallies in several Greek cities organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas that triggered a crackdown against the extreme right political party Golden Dawn. More>>

White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

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The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and infectious disease outbreaks. More>>

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

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An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years. More>>

Lockheed Martin wins $7.2B Air Force satellite contract

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The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites. More>>

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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Gaza's Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. More>>

The Latest: UK urges N. Korea to take steps to denuclearize

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left for Pyongyang for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Moon's plane left a military airport near Seoul for Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Tuesday morning. More>>

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet Video included

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South Korea's president heads to North for summit with Kim Jong Un to salvage stalled nuke diplomacy. More>>

Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

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The leaders of Russia and Turkey have announced that a deep demilitarized zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by government forces. More>>

Syrian TV says Israeli strikes hit state company, 10 injured

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Syria state media is reporting loud explosions in the Syrian coastal Latakia province are suspected to be from Israeli strikes at a state company for technical industries. More>>

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington Video included

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Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states. More>>

Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has cleared the way for the sentencing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. More>>

S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with Kim Video included

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A senior South Korean official says it's unclear whether this week's inter-Korean summit talks could produce major progress in efforts to ride North Korea of its nuclear program. More>>

The Latest: Border Patrol agent targeted vulnerable women

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Investigators: Border Patrol agent accused of killing four women collected arsenal of weapons to prepare for police confrontation after he thought he'd been identified. More>>

Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote in Macedonia that could pave the way for the country to join NATO _ a move Moscow opposes. More>>

The Latest: Putin announces demilitarized zone in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says a demilitarized zone to separate Syrian forces and rebels in the Idlib region will be established by Oct. 15. More>>

Hungary's leader: EU seeks to undermine border defense tasks

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Hungary's prime minister is claiming that the European Union is seeking to take over the defense of the bloc's external borders in order to facilitate the entry of migrants. More>>

FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

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Brock Long says he has no intention of stepping aside as head of the government's disaster relief agency, especially during Florence, despite a report he was under investigation by a federal watchdog. More>>

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

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Texas state troopers have arrested a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who they accuse of going on a two-week serial killing spree. More>>

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

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Syria is holding its first municipal elections since 2011 amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which is refusing to allow polls. More>>

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

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A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. More>>

Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

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The Israeli military says a Palestinian attacker has stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli man in the West Bank. More>>

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran. More>>

Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

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Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air. More>>

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

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North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence. More>>

Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

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Opposition fighters in Syria's Idlib are preparing for a losing battle, Turkey their only hope. More>>

The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

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National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising. More>>

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

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South Korea's Moon faces growing skepticism about his North Korea policy ahead of his third summit with Kim. More>>

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

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A Yemeni rebel official says a suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida, killing at least four people. More>>

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

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A 66-year-old American law professor has been detained by Israel for allegedly trying to disrupt the work of security forces in a West Bank village slated for demolition. More>>

Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

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Syria's state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. More>>

Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

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A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist is being sent to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning. More>>

US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

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A U.S.-backed Syrian group says its fighters have entered an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing. More>>

Reporters: Number in suspect's file reached Russian military

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Two journalists say the passport file of one of the suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England contains a telephone number that appears to belong to Russia's Defense Ministry. More>>

Moon faces toughest challenge yet in 3rd summit with Kim Video included

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces his toughest challenge yet in his third summit with Kim next week in Pyongyang. More>>

Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

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Iraqi lawmakers have elected a Sunni Arab as speaker of parliament, the first step in forming a new government four months after national elections. More>>

Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent charged with murdering 4

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Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has been arrested on suspicion of having killed four women and abducted a fifth. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor: Ortiz charged with murder of 4 women

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Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has been arrested on suspicion of having killed four women and abducted a fifth. More>>

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

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UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan by government soldier. More>>

Mississippi agency says it won't buy from Nike over ads

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Mississippi's state police agency says it will no longer buy Nike products, with Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher saying he won't spend money with "vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military.". More>>

Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

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The United States special envoy for Ukraine says Washington will consider providing more armaments for the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east. More>>

Russia's biggest war games include submarine hunt in Pacific

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Russian naval forces have conducted a submarine search using an anti-submarine ship and a helicopter in the Sea of Okhotsk as part of Russia's largest-ever military exercises. More>>

Egypt court returns ex-president Mubarak's 2 sons to prison

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Egyptian court sends Mubarak's 2 sons back to prison in with inside trading charges. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo blasts Kerry for Iran meetings

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran. More>>

Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

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Rwanda's government to free opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison. More>>

Conflicting reports surround Gaza boy's death at protest

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There are conflicting reports surrounding the death of a boy at a Gaza border rally that Palestinians initially blamed on Israel. More>>

Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria's Assad

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Turkey's foreign minister says his country is still working for a peaceful solution for Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, adding that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would hold talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday. More>>

Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

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The rival Koreas have opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges. More>>

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

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Fighting erupts in South Sudan 2 days after 'final final' peace deal; sides blame each other. More>>

Syria criticizes event on UN body investigating crimes

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Syria is sharply criticizing an upcoming event about the U.N. investigative body that is assisting in documenting serious crimes committed during the seven-year Syrian conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. More>>

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks

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President Donald Trump is ramping up his criticism of former Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby Video included

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Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm. More>>

Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

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Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane. More>>

Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

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The Pentagon says the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden resigned from a Defense Department advisory board. More>>

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

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Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians were killed as thousands of protesters gathered along the territory's border with Israel. More>>

The Latest: Turkey reinforces security posts in north Syria

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A senior official has confirmed that Turkey has reinforced Turkish troops manning 12 security posts around Idlib as the Syrian army prepares for a military offensive to reclaim control of the province. More>>

AP Interview: Poland seeks EU 'empathy' for US sanctions

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Poland's foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show "greater empathy" for U.S. sanctions on Iran. More>>

WFP says port city fighting threatens millions of Yemenis

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The World Food Program says a recent bout of fighting around Hodeida could jeopardize the shipments of 46,000 tons of wheat expected to arrive to the Red Sea port city within the next ten days. More>>

Merkel: Russia sanctions to go only with Ukraine ceasefire

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says sanctions on Russia will not be lifted until a real ceasefire is reached in Ukraine. More>>

Stocks continue to rise on hopes for trade war cease-fire

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Asian shares are mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease. More>>

Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown

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As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. More>>

Iranians attend funeral for soldiers killed in Iran-Iraq war

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Thousands of Iranians attend massive funeral for 135 soldiers, 30 years after the end of the 1980s war between Iran and Iraq. More>>

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

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The two Russian men who have been charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy say they have visited Britain as tourists. More>>

Putin attends Russia-China war games

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has inspected military drills in eastern Siberia, billed as the largest war games Russia has ever had. More>>

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi handling of its Muslim Rohingya minority could have been better handled. More>>

Karen Pence opens campaign to help support military spouses Video included

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Being married to the vice president has its privileges; Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence, says "now people take my phone calls.". More>>

Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

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Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas. More>>

The Latest: Bill sent to Trump to avoid possible shutdown

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Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to pass a stopgap government funding bill through Dec. 7. More>>

FEMA head denies intentionally misusing federal vehicles

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The head of the government's disaster relief agency says he never intentionally misused federal vehicles, following a report he was under investigation by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general. More>>

France's Macron admits system of torture during Algeria war

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French President Emmanuel Macron has formally recognized that the French state was responsible for the death of a dissident mathematician in Algeria in 1957. More>>

EU's Mogherini urges Macedonians to vote on deal with Greece

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The prime minister of Macedonia has told European lawmakers that his country is ready to grasp its "historic moment" and change its name _ a move that pave the way to NATO membership. More>>

Activists: Turkey beefing up its troops in Syria's Idlib

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Syrian activists are reporting new military reinforcements have arrived to beef up Turkish observation points inside Syria's last rebel bastion Idlib as a Syrian government offensive looms over the crowded enclave. More>>

German teenager arrested in gay club bomb attack plan

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German prosecutors say they've arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion he was planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack in the Frankfurt area. More>>

The Latest: UK repeats assertion that Russia is lying

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The two Russian men who have been charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy say they have visited Britain as tourists. More>>

US warns Moscow over looming attack in Syrian city of Idlib

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The Pentagon says Russia will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks the northern Syrian city of Idlib. More>>

EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

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The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc remains a staunch backer of the International Criminal Court despite U.S. condemnation of the tribunal this week. More>>

Death toll at 11 in China vehicle attack, 44 in hospital

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Authorities say the death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people in hospital after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel. More>>

Iraq: Car bomb explosion kills at least 6 north of Baghdad

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Iraqi officials say car bomb explodes outside a restaurant north of Baghdad killing at least six people. More>>

Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

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As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. More>>

Judge orders compound suspects remain in federal custody

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A federal judge has ordered five former residents of a ramshackle New Mexico compound to remain jailed. More>>

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous Video included

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Airlines are starting to cancel more flights as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeast coast. More>>

Colombia ELN rebels free captives with peace talks uncertain

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Colombia's last-remaining rebel group has freed six people it took captive last month amid demands from President Ivan Duque that it release all hostages and cease kidnapping in order for peace talks to resume. More>>

Western leaders line up to visit Macedonia before referendum

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Macedonia's conservative opposition leader urges supporters to vote "with their conscience" in Sept 30 referendum on name deal with Greece, despite vehemently opposing agreement. More>>

Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

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President Donald Trump is authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections. More>>

US targets Libyan militia leader with sanctions

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The U.S. Treasury Department is targeting the leader of a militia in Libya who has overseen attacks on the country's oil facilities. More>>

US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

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The Department of Homeland security says $10 million transfer of funds to ICE wouldn't hurt hurricane response efforts. More>>

Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

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Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. More>>

South Sudan government and rebels sign another peace deal

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South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. More>>

Russia says joint war games with China will be routine

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Russia's defense minister says Moscow and Beijing intend to l regularly conduct joint war games similar to the massive ones being held this week. More>>

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

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Service members and their families left some of the southeast's biggest military installations, and equipment and ships were relocated as Hurricane Florence swirled toward the East Coast on Tuesday. More>>

US says Saudi Arabia, UAE protecting civilians in Yemen war

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has told Congress the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are trying to protect civilians amid their military operations to end the civil war in Yemen. More>>

Taliban say they're ready for second round of talks with US

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Taliban say they are ready for another round of talks with the U.S., which is likely to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations. More>>

MLB commemorates 9/11 anniversary with ballpark ceremonies

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Major League Baseball is commemorating the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with ceremonies at ballparks all across the country. More>>

Taiwan says China 'coercion' poses threat to global values

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Taiwan's foreign minister says that Chinese "coercion" of the self-governing island poses a threat to regional security and global values of freedom and democracy. More>>

Libyan officials say missiles hit Tripoli airport

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Government and airport officials say missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to anther airport to the south. More>>

Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

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Afghan official says death toll in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32. More>>

Mattis: Afghans boost troop vetting after insider attacks

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Afghan military has increased its vetting of local forces working with American troops as a result of recent insider attacks that killed two U.S. service members. More>>

UN says Syria's Idlib civilians should not be taken hostages

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The U.N. Commission of Inquiry says Syria this year has witnessed levels of internal displacement not seen before in the seven-year conflict. More>>

EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

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EU authorities to give internet companies one hour to take down terrorist content, big fines if they don't comply. More>>

Correction: Belgium-Congo-Bemba story

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Congo opposition figure Bemba warns of 'chaos' if election he's barred from isn't free, fair. More>>

Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks Video included

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President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a 9/11 memorial. More>>

SKorea's Moon calls for 'bold decisions' ahead of Kim summit

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Koreas to hold military talks to discuss ways to ease tensions ahead of their leaders' summit next week. More>>

The Latest: UN chief: A 'bloodbath' must be averted in Idlib

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21:40 Iran's U.N. ambassador is warning the U.S., Britain and France against using force against Syria "under the pretext" of its alleged use of chemical weapons. More>>

AP Interview: Iran nuclear chief hopes deal will survive Video included

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AP Intervew: Iran's nuclear chief tells The Associated Press that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not. More>>

Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

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Russia has launched its largest ever military exercise that will also involve thousands of Chinese troops in a show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the U.S. More>>

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site Video included

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Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims. More>>

Residents of New Mexico compound indicted on federal charges

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Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico are scheduled for arraignments and detention hearings after being indicted by a federal grand jury on firearms and conspiracy charges. More>>

The Latest: Twin beams of light commemorate 9/11 victims

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The names of those lost are being solemnly recited at the World Trade Center in New York;. More>>

Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills 32 in Nangarhar

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Afghan official says that at least 20 people have been killed when a suicide bomber detonated his vest full of explosive among protesters in eastern Nangarhar province. More>>

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

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The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 mph (215 kph) with higher gusts. More>>

Turkey urges global support for cease-fire in Syria's Idlib

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Turkey urged the international community on Tuesday "to vocally and actively support" Turkish calls for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in Idlib province where Syria and its allies have intensified attacks ahead of an expected offensive. More>>

Pope to meet US bishops Thursday over abuse scandal

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Vatican official says sex abuse scandal is church's 'own 9/11'. More>>

The Latest: Trump: Nation recalls when 'America fought back'

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Pennsylvania to remember those killed 17 years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks. More>>

International court says it's 'undeterred' by US threats

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Afghan rights workers warn that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's blistering attack on the International Criminal Court will strengthen a climate of impunity. More>>

Peru court gives ex-rebel leader life sentence for car bomb

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A Peruvian court has convicted imprisoned Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman to a second life sentence for a 1992 car bombing in the capital that killed 25 people and injured 155. More>>

US identifies 2 Korean War dead from North Korea remains

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says that two Korean war dead have been positively identified from the remains that were turned over to the U.S in July by North Korea. More>>

Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11

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Experts, including members of the U.S. commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, say extremism poses a greater global threat today than it did 17 years ago, despite costly U.S. military action overseas. More>>

Mass rally wraps up North Korea's 70th anniversary events

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Keeping its nuclear weapons out of the spotlight, North Korea wraps up 70th anniversary celebration focused on Korean unity and economic development. More>>

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border

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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders mark new year at their border, celebrating diplomatic thaw. More>>

Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight US across the world

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Al-Qaida leader marks anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with a call on Muslims to fight the US everywhere. More>>

Palestinians file war crimes claim over West Bank hamlet

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Palestinian envoy to Washington says his staff has been given a month to pack up after U.S. ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization mission closed. More>>

White House says it's working to plan 2nd Trump-Kim meeting Video included

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is categorizing North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's new letter to President Donald Trump as 'very warm' and 'very positive.'. More>>

The Latest: Spanish minister would prefer separatists free

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The Catalan leader says the focus of the Day of Catalonia holiday must be on freeing the high-profile separatists who are awaiting trial for their part in the bid by the region to break away from Spain last year. More>>

US-backed group in last push to defeat IS in northeast Syria

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A U.S.-backed Syrian fighting force says it has as launched a campaign to clear the Islamic State group from its last pocket in northeast Syria. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopia, Eritrea to withdraw border troops

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The Latest: Border between former rivals Eritrea and Ethiopia officially opens after 2 decades. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians say they'll stick to principles

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The State Department is announcing plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship. More>>

The Latest: Turkey criticizes US over PLO mission closure

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A top Palestinian official says the Palestinians have filed a war crimes claim against Israel at the International Criminal Court over its planned razing of a West Bank Bedouin hamlet. More>>

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