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  • Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late." The Islamic State group, which has released online videos showing the beheading of two...

  • Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National Court said the suspects include seven Romanians and two Spaniards, who...

  • Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring

    BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. It didn't take long for the two-time Grand Slam champion to shed tears, again,...

  • Bomb kills 2 policemen near Egypt Foreign Ministry

    CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the 10:45 a.m. blast targeted a police checkpoint near the back gate of the ministry building....

  • Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together...

  • Turkish security forces clash with Kurds

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group. The sound of gunfire could be heard from the...

  • Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. The...

  • Security breach prompts more White House security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him. Increased...

  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is marking one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people. A memorial plaque with names of the victims has been unveiled at a forest on the edge of the city where people hike. Later, a candlelight vigil will be held at a...

  • The many costs of the ’94 crime bill

    The Omnibus Crime Bill caused the number of increase by more than 45 percent — the number of inmates in American prisons and jails grew from 1.01 million in 1994 to 2.3 million today.

  • Improving job market complicates push to renew unemployment benefits

    "In December, it was an open-and-shut case" to continue the program, said Michael Strain, an economist at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute. "At this point, it's a much harder call to make."

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

  • The return of King Dollar

    For those who haven't been paying attention, the American dollar is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. It's racing past the euro, the yen and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc.

  • Biden gets another free pass

    There is simply no way a Republican could get away with the buffoonery Biden peddles almost daily. Is the lack of genuine scrutiny over Biden's mistakes a reflection of the media's handling him like an unserious person?



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