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  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the...

  • Police: Family members found dead in Elmhurst home

    ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Police say "several" members of a family have been found dead inside a suburban Chicago home. Elmhurst police Chief Michael Ruth says officers were performing a well-being check at the house when the found "several family members deceased." Ruth told reporters at a news...

  • All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgents. After coming...

  • Oakland police car hits, critically injures man

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland police say a 58-year-old man was critically injured after being struck by an officer in a patrol car. Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson says the collision occurred near Lake Merritt Saturday afternoon. She said the officer, who was responding to a call for...

  • Fall from Bay Area cliff leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one person died and two others seriously injured after falling from a cliff south of San Francisco. Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said the accident happened before dawn Saturday after the three victims, all male, broke through a fence along the...

  • US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building. After a...

  • Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday. The bodies were found after a search was launched Friday after a few decomposed bodies washed up on shore suggesting...

  • US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. is working closely with the E.U. and other...

  • US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq.

  • United Nations agency exposed as a tool for Hamas

    Clearly, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has done nothing to prevent its schools or facilities from providing shelter and bases for weapons, rocket launches, and terrorist command personnel.

  • Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas.

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....

  • Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions.

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.



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