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  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. is looking at the results and will provide more information when appropriate. No further details were...

  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve. The American Chamber of Commerce's report adds to mounting...

  • Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair. Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald (http://bit.ly/W4FKPE ) that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that...

  • Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. One of those taken from the boat died while being taken for treatment. Another one of the 15 on the boat was found dead on the craft. The...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist list,...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media reported late Monday. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in an Australian court last year with indecent...

  • Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of...

  • Lawsuit: Nevada trapping rules cause suffering

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners say trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions. The lawsuit by Donald Molde of Reno and Mark Smith of Incline Village,...

  • New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder. John Tully was arrested Monday evening following a seven-hour manhunt that kept a town on edge. Tully made his first...

  • Indiana man leads boycott of stores banning guns

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute gun dealer has begun a campaign among firearms enthusiasts to boycott businesses that ban weapons from their premises. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute, launched the "No Guns = No Money" Facebook support page on Aug. 22. By Monday, it had...

  • Robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a shopper while robbing a drug store died after a gunbattle with police near a Reno casino. The man died Sunday night at a Reno medical center and the male shopper was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Bob...

  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.

  • Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons). Seized in a raid last week, the drugs were flown to the capital Monday and unloaded in boxes from an...

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food...



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