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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,...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported. The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 a.m. Tuesday (2200 GMT...

  • Man dies after boat partially sinks in LI waters

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old man out for a family boating excursion suffered cardiac arrest and died after the boat partially sank. Nassau County police say nine members of a family had gone out Monday. They were in the water near Freeport when the boat had a mechanical...

  • Walter Mazzone, sub and Sealab figure, dies at 96

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submarine officer who later was instrumental in the Sealab program and other deep-diving research, has died in California. He was 96. His son, Robert, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1up6qWW ) that Mazzone, a retired Navy...

  • Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market but Hong Kong's benchmark retreated on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 15,667.79 while Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Mexico turns to army, drones for security

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces. In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, the administration of President...

  • Woman caught in California rip current dies

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach. The Santa Cruz Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tVkJnU ) says the woman, who was in her late 30s, was at the south end of Sunset State Beach near Watsonville around...

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. The Southern African Development...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that 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 the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist list,...

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were...

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Rear Adm. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 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...

  • 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...



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