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  • Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

    PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. Six more people were thought to be underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel...

  • Israel shoots down drone from Syria over Golan

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that it shot down a drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from neighboring Syria, heightening tensions in the volatile Golan Heights. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the aircraft apparently belonged to the Syrian military...

  • Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they knew concessions were in the offing going into labor negotiations with two unions. But they say the telecommunications company isn't playing fair. The more than 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical...

  • Al Qaeda-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. The men were taken hostage when militants from Syria took over the Lebanese border town of Arsal for...

  • Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say a magnitude-6 earthquake has struck the country's north, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Pakistan Meteorological Department official Mohammad Shahid said people felt the quake Sunday in Peshawar and Islamabad....

  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days. But the expected respite quickly turned...

  • Algeria soccer death seen as part of wider ills

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league's top goal scorer last season, crumbled to...

  • Congo: Top general active in volatile east dies

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died. Lambert Mende said Sunday that Gen. Lucien Bahuma, 57, died Saturday after being evacuated to South Africa from Uganda, where he had been attending a military meeting in the...

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    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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