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    HAVANA (AP) — A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. A round of embraces and the young men got down to business, hefting the retired couple's seven massive...

  • School's $100M donor is Columbia Sportswear chair

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been revealed as Columbia Sportswear chairwoman Gert Boyle, and the donation was made to honor her late sister. Boyle's gift means the university has to raise $70 million more...

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops. The getaway, combined with the...

  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels...

  • Mexico police: accidental blast kills 1 on border

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Piedras Negras say that an apparently accidental explosion in a customs building on Mexico's border with the U.S. has killed one woman and injured five other people. Felix Alberto Lopez Arenas is the director of operations for the local municipal police in the city...

  • Iowa firm selling new pure vodka in the state

    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company hopes its corn-based vodka will succeed because of a new process that eliminates impurities in the finished liquor. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1qsyMiu ) IngeniOz vodka started selling for about $24 a bottle in Iowa stores a month...

  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

    PHOENIX (AP) — The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members concerned the degree program will end, while its foundation denied the school is in...

  • Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his...

  • German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    BERLIN (AP) — A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday. Preliminary results showed the party, Alternative for Germany, receiving 10 percent of the vote in elections for the Saxony state...

  • Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday. Germany's defense minister said the arms would be sent in three shipments, starting in September, and would initially be...

  • Thune could play pivotal role in internet access

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internet access in America should he become the head of the powerful U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Thune could take on the lead role at a time when residents in even...

  • Officials investigate cause of leaks in Ohio dam

    WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Leaks found at a dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said on its website Sunday that the lake water level had been lowered nearly 3 feet below summer...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

    SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer, National...

  • Head of Niger's parliament flees to France

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A source close to the office of Burkina Faso's president confirms that the head of Niger's National Assembly, who faces questioning in connection with a baby trafficking scandal, is in France. Hama Amadou fled to Burkina Faso last week as officials in his home...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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