• Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources

    SANAA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said. The sources said the drone was used in the al-Manasseh area against Ansar al-Sharia, the local wing of…

  • Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Sylvia Westall ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State…

  • U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead

    By David Alexander and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that…

  • Could Democrat Michelle Nunn actually win Georgia Senate race?

    Overall, Senate races in the 2014 midterms aren’t looking good for Democrats. States the Democratic Party once targeted as winnable, such as Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, and Alaska, are tilting toward Republican candidates. Control of the Senate itself hangs in the balance, and most major forecast…

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  • Three pioneering women in Marine infantry course are asked to leave. Why?

    Just weeks after three women passed a rigorous day-long test qualifying them to potentially lead US Marine infantrymen for the first time in history, news came that all three women have been asked to leave the course.

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  • First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared for it

    When word broke Thursday that a doctor who had just returned from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola – the first diagnosed case in New York City and the fourth on US soil – city and state officials quickly gathered to tell the public that the city’s health system was well prepared and ready…

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  • War on Ebola can be won … with a big effort, says World Bank chief

    With Ebola rising as a concern for Americans due to a case of the disease in New York City, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday that the challenge posed by the virus can be met through vigorous effort.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told…

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  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.

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  • Remains belong to missing UK-born student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.

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  • U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation. Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of…

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  • Britain's press 'outraged' by EU bill, ask questions of Cameron

    London (AFP) - Britain's newspapers turned on the European Union on Saturday after it demanded 2.1 billion euro ($2.6 billion) in backdated charges, but many questioned why furious Prime Minister David Cameron seemed so shocked by the claim.

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  • After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.

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  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.

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  • Rousseff 'knew about Petrobras' kickbacks: report

    Brasília (AFP) - Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras. Rousseff enjoyed an eight-percent advantage…

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  • US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

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  • Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb attack

    Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency Friday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers, the presidency said. The measures will begin on Saturday at 0300 GMT "for a duration of three months", the presidency said in a statement in the…