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  • Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced that 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...

  • Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

    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...

  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

    BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Elmar M. Giemulla says he will file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights in the coming weeks on behalf of three German families who lost relatives when the plane was...

  • 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...

  • Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian negotiator says Egypt will host indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, and negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory. Azzam al-Ahmed, an aide to Palestinian...

  • Ukraine says it won't pull back troops just yet

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian official says Kiev won't pull back its troops until the previously agreed cease-fire is implemented. The cease-fire that was declared Sept. 5 has been repeatedly violated. Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed Saturday to create a buffer zone between government...

  • Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism. Mohammad Jihad Lahham was apparently referring to Saudi Arabia and other...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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