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  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the...

  • Fighting resumes in Yemen's capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say heavy fighting has resumed in the capital, Sanaa, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. The clashes erupted on Sunday around the Iman University, a bastion of Sunni hard-liners that...

  • Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages. Samuel Turay, 21, said Sunday that people in poorer neighborhoods of the...

  • Libertarian an alternative in governor's race

    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Libertarian Adrian Wyllie senses that voters are frustrated with their choices in this year's governor's race and is hoping they seem him as a better alternative. The campaign between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist has been extremely...

  • Poll shows Massachusetts race for governor is tied

    The survey, released Sunday, found state Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Charlie Baker each with 42 percent of support among likely voters in the Bay State.

  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds. The head of Turkey's AFAD disaster...

  • Ukraine says rebel attacks continue

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Sunday that attacks by Russia-backed rebel fighters are continuing despite a cease-fire called for by both sides more than two weeks ago. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council, said two Ukrainian servicemen and...

  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

    BERLIN (AP) — German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday. Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that lawyer Elmar M. Giemulla intends to file a suit at the European Court of Human...

  • In wake of intruder, Secret Service will increase White House security

    The Secret Service is beefing up surveillance and protection of the White House grounds after a man managed to jump the North Lawn fence and sprint inside the mansion.

  • Security breach prompts more White House security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him. Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the...

  • Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. In a separate incident, a military helicopter on a training mission crashed in an oasis province...

  • Bush nephew's PAC to back Cotton, others

    A PAC affiliated with George W. Bush's nephew has picked its top candidates for this election cycle.

  • Journos, whistleblowers decry Obama's tightening noose on news, information

    President Obama promised on his first full day in the Oval Office "an unprecedented level of openness in government."

  • Kansas police chief: Dem candidate for gov was not subject of strip club raid

    The Kansas police chief who conducted a 1998 strip club raid involving Democratic candidate for governor Paul Davis said Davis did nothing wrong.

  • 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."



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