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  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding an end to the violence in Gaza "in the name of humanity" and is accusing the leaders of Israel and Hamas of being irresponsible and "morally wrong" for letting their people get killed. Ban urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Palestinians say strike hits Gaza's main hospital

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official say separate Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaza City's main hospital, causing casualties. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Camera crews were prevented from filming the area...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight...

  • Ur-Energy: 8.8M pounds of uranium at Wyoming site

    RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin. The Rawlins Daily Times reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/pvvgw8r ) Ur (yu-AR')-Energy of Englewood, Colorado, says the...

  • German court receives suit against EU bank union

    BERLIN (AP) — A group of German professors has filed a complaint to the country's highest court against the European Union's plans to create a so-called banking union, a central part of the effort to make the continent's financial system more resilient. The Federal Constitutional Court said...

  • Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

    DETROIT (AP) — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan has a higher estimate for the value the Detroit Institute of Arts collection as well as an estimate of the worth of city-owned real estate. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report an art consultant for Financial...

  • Texas deputy on admin leave after fatal shooting

    BLOOMBURG, Texas (AP) — An East Texas sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man who was being sought on a felony warrant. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Sunday in a rural area near Bloomburg. The name of the 33-year-old man who died and further details on the...

  • Flooding shuts down 1 eastbound Thruway lane

    WHEATLAND, N.Y. (AP) — One of the two eastbound lanes of the Thruway outside Rochester has reopened after both were closed for about 90 minutes because of flooding caused by heavy rains. The Thruway Authority says the eastbound side of Interstate 90 was closed around 9 a.m. Monday by flooding...

  • 2 drivers killed in head-on Tamiami Trail crash

    MIAMI (AP) — Two drivers have lost their lives in a head-on crash on the Tamiami Trail, about 11 miles west of the Miccosukee gaming facility and hotel. The Florida Highway Patrol said the Monday morning crash caused so much damage that the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Silverado were hard to...

  • 1 killed, 2 injured by vehicle in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department says one pedestrian has been killed and two others injured by a vehicle west of downtown. Fire spokeswoman says the two injured in the early Monday incident were transported in critical condition. A pickup truck ended up on a sidewalk at...

  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."

  • Is Obama To Blame for the World's Crises?

    When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb. Aquino said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress that...

  • Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...



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