• Palestinian youth dies after West Bank clash with Israeli troops

    A Palestinian youth died on Saturday at a West Bank hospital following a clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, Palestinian hospital officials said. The confrontation was one of three in a matter of hours on Friday in which Palestinians died in Israeli-Palestinian violence, making it one of the…

  • Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks

    By Sylvia Westall and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. Turkey began a campaign of air strikes on Kurdistan Workers…

  • Yemeni vice president arrives in Aden, fighting continues in country

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the most senior official from Yemen's exiled government to visit since local fighters drove out the Iranian-backed Houthis. Airport officials said Bahah, who is…

  • Palestinian teenager killed while protesting toddler's death in West Bank

    Israeli officials suspect Jewish settlers are behind the firebombing of a West Bank home, which the Israeli prime minister called an "act of terrorism." According to the UN, there had been at least 120 attacks by Israeli settlers since the beginning of 2015, reports Al Jazeera. Recommended: How…

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  • Why anti-abortion group CMP was hit with a second restraining order

    A federal judge in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order Friday against an anti-abortion group, preventing its release of secretly recorded footage taken at meetings with abortion providers. This is the second restraining order aimed at Center for Medical Progress (CMP), an…

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  • Should campus cops have the same authority as regular police officers?

    How much power should campus cops have? Being police officers shouldn’t be the role of this university. Reports show that the reach of campus cops is on the rise, with about 32,000 working in security and about half being sworn officers, permitted to carry a weapon and with full powers of arrest,…

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  • Cecil the lion bill: Should US Congress stop big game hunting?

    The bill, named for the internationally mourned lion – the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act – “would make it illegal for trophy hunters to bring back parts of any species proposed or listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species…

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  • Manly shocks leaders Brisbane to end tough week in NRL

    SYDNEY (AP) — Manly's players delivered a stinging rebuke to their board of directors only four days after the sacking of head coach Geoff Toovey when they crushed Brisbane 44-14 on Saturday in the 21st round of Australia's National Rugby League.

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  • Athletes shrug off pollution issues at Rio Olympic test

    The first day of the triathlon world championship event saw para-athletes swim in the Atlantic waters and bike and run in the streets nearby. "I'm not concerned about the water," said Alison Patrick, a blind British athlete who won the P-5 women's' triathlon in partnership with her sighted guide…

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  • Britain, France say ending Calais migrant crisis is 'top priority'

    Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement Sunday. Both countries are committed to tackling the problem together and have beefed up…

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    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. After a 10-hour journey by road from Paris' Orly airport, a truck carrying the roughly 8-foot (2.44-meter)…

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  • Merritt, Chappell share lead at Quicken Loans National

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt couldn't miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn't make anything.

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  • John Isner rallies to reach Atlanta Open final

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time defending champion John Isner rallied to reach his 19th ATP Tour final and fifth in the Atlanta Open, beating friend Denis Kudla 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Saturday.

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  • Gold Coast play out rare draw with West Coast in AFL

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stand-in skipper Tom Lynch kicked a clutch goal with four seconds left as 17th-place Gold Coast and second-place West Coast played out the first draw of the season in the weekend's 18th round of the Australian Football League.

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  • Bush does first Spanish-language TV interview of campaign

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Latin American foreign policy to whether he had ever experienced…

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  • California wildfires expand after death of firefighter

    Experts have predicted a long and volatile summer wildfire season in California in its fourth year of crippling drought. Firefighter David Ruhl, 38, a married father of two from Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Thursday while on assignment at the Frog Fire in the Modoc National Forest near…

  • Daniel Suarez wins pole for Xfinity race in Iowa

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Daniel Suarez won the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Iowa Speedway.

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  • 49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the opening day of his first NFL training camp, former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne reiterated how sorry he is for offensive comments last month about Jews that drew criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and others.

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