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  • Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday. The bodies were found after a search was launched Friday after a few decomposed bodies washed up on shore suggesting...

  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building. After a...

  • US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. is working closely with the E.U. and other...

  • Former Oklahoma senator Cal Hobson arrested on drunken driving complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS A former state senator and candidate for Cleveland County commissioner was arrested early Saturday on a complaint of drunken driving. Cal Hobson, 69, of Lexington, was arrested by Lexington police about 8:30 a.m. Read more on NewsOK.

  • US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Aircraft from Australia,...

  • Rare giraffe twins born at San Francisco Zoo

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twin giraffes were born at the San Francisco Zoo this week, but one of them has passed away. KGO-TV reports (http://abc7ne.ws/1CexuOa ) the male giraffe calves were born Tuesday morning. One calf was born at approximately 100 pounds and was immediately alert and nursing...

  • US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants. The Pentagon's press...

  • US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq.

  • Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues. The Budweiser Made in America concert, which featured three large stages dotting Grand Park in front of City Hall,...

  • US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 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.

  • Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas.

  • 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....

  • Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions.

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.



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