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  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....

  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said. The officials said the fighting started in the early hours when a suicide car bomber attacked a military camp in the...

  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy...

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ___ ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since. Legislators introduced bills in 2013 and 2014 to repeal the...

  • New York cuts back road work on Labor Day weekend

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suspending non-emergency road work over the busy Labor Day weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he directed state agencies to pull back on road construction until 6 a.m. Tuesday. The directive covers the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Thruway...

  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed because his country is...

  • Egypt court gives 8 Islamists life sentences

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison Saturday on charges of planning riots, murder and sabotage, state news agency MENA reported. The case stems from violence that took place last summer after the ouster...

  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts think...

  • Funeral for NY college student who drowned

    OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral is being held for a 19-year-old Paul Smith's College student from western New York who drowned after suffering a seizure and falling into an Adirondack lake. Police say Nicolas Pendl died on campus Tuesday after a seizure caused him to tumble down an embankment into...

  • Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. "Sanctions are an invasion of the Iranian nation. We should resist the invasion and put the invaders in their...

  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) Saturday and affected...

  • United Nations agency exposed as a tool for Hamas

    Clearly, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has done nothing to prevent its schools or facilities from providing shelter and bases for weapons, rocket launches, and terrorist command personnel.

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said. But the country's Prime Minister said the military actions amounted to a coup. Gunfire rang out early in the...

  • Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday, officials said. Police officials said a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into an army checkpoint in the town of Youssifiyah, killing 11 people, including...

  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine...



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