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  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven...

  • Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane...

  • Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government. Prosecutors' office spokeswoman Ann Angela confirmed Thursday that the detained man is Hugo Carvajal Barrios, an aide who was close to late...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a...

  • Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

    Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.

  • Obama to attend United Nations climate summit

    President Obama will attend the United Nations climate summit in New York in September, a move that would put a stamp on his administration's agenda ahead of pivotal international negotiations next year in Paris.

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • Deja vu as spending bills take a back seat to partisan politics

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters he expects Congress to pass a stopgap "continuing resolution" in September that would keep the government funded until late this year.

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with...

  • The frontrunner for silliest thing said about the Halbig decision emerges

    But before the left managed to find its pluck and pull itself together, the Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky distinguished himself among his peers by grabbing top prize for Most Absurd Thing Said About the Ruling.

  • Even that lady from the Huffington Post is annoyed with Obama's fundraising

    As President Obama's fundraising blitz steams ahead with no sign of slowing down or letting up, his allies in the press and Congress grow increasingly anxious.

  • EPA charged with destroying emails, texts to help Obama's reelection

    Conservative talker Mark Levin has sued the EPA, charging agency big shots are destroying or withholding emails that could show the agency delayed controversial regulations until after President Obama's reelection.

  • Here's what this week's housing numbers say about the recovery

    Those expecting the housing market to adjust to last year's steep increase in mortgage rates and resume recovering from the mortgage crisis will have to wait longer for clarity.

  • ISIS call for female genital mutilation in Iraq is a hoax

    News that members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are demanding women undergo female genital mutilation is probably a hoax, according to multiple correspondents in the area.

  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...



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