• On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

    KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliamentary election since the…

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  • Kurdish militants kill three soldiers in southeast Turkey: army

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants killed three Turkish soldiers in Turkey's southeast on Saturday, the Turkish Armed Forces said, in a further blow to peace talks between Ankara and the insurgents. Three members of the "separatist terrorist organization", a term used by the army to describe…

  • Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said. The attack on the peacekeepers from Senegal is the latest in a string of incidents that has forced France to…

  • Tennessee faces challenge to 'abortion destination' reputation

    Tennessee’s court-protected reputation as an uncomplicated place to get an abortion will see a major challenge on Election Day, as anti-abortion advocates vow to pull the state’s abortion rules back in line with the rest of the conservative Bible Belt.

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  • New York hatchet attack: Battle in a greater Islamic offensive?

    The brazen daylight hatchet attack on four New York police officers by a self-radicalized Islamic extremist is raising troubling questions about whether terror networks in the Middle East are successfully fomenting a sort of proxy offensive inside the US, using radicalized Americans.

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  • Election 2014: Rise of independents scrambles the math

    Independents are on the rise in the 2014 election – both as candidates and voters – and in some states, the impact could be profound.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What led Jaylen Fryberg to a violent end in a high school cafeteria?

    School shootings are always stunning and tragic events, often tied to bullying or some other deep personal hurt experienced by a young man described as a "loner" and with easy access to guns. Which is what makes the latest episode of high school gun violence seem so shocking and inexplicable.

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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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  • Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

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  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71.

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  • Federer defeats Karlovic to reach hometown final

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer beat big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach a ninth consecutive Swiss Indoors final and his 11th overall in his hometown of Basel.

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  • Murray edges out Ferrer to reach Valencia final

    Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Andy Murray took a huge step towards sealing his place in the ATP World Tour finals as he beat top seed David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Valencia Open final on Saturday.

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  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and…

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  • Ronaldo leads Madrid's 3-1 comeback over Barcelona

    MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season.

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  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

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  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

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  • Leeds fires its second manager of the season

    LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds owner Massimo Cellino fired his second manager this season, with Darko Milanic dismissed after 32 days at the second-tier club.

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  • Missing students' relatives demand meeting with Mexico president

    Desperate relatives of 43 missing university students have demanded a meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, after nearly a month of searching that has yielded no trace of their loved ones. The students were said to have been rounded up by police with alleged drug-gang ties accused of…

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