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Israeli leader rebukes deputy over her comment about US Jews

Israel's prime minister has condemned a deputy for what he deemed to be "offensive remarks" about American Jews. Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Diaspora Jews are "an inseparable part … Click to Continue »

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices. More than 50 political parties are fielding candidates in … Click to Continue »

Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their … Click to Continue »

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic … Click to Continue »

No. 12 Cincinnati wins inaugural Cayman Islands Classic

Gary Clark scored 17 points, Kyle Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 12 Cincinnati won the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic with a 78-53 victory over Wyoming on … Click to Continue »

Private landowner rights can clash with public beach access

Nestled between the high-rise condominium towers lining Panama City Beach to the east and Destin to the west is Walton County Road 30 A ? a 24-mile stretch of multi-million … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor fights human trafficking with compassion

Assistant State Attorney Lisa Haba commands a courtroom with a thorough ease and sharp quips against her opponent. She's the kind of prosecutor who offers a deal once and says … Click to Continue »

Ballot for legislative elections still taking shape

Ballots for two open Wisconsin legislative seats were still in flux Wednesday as state election officials worked to double-check candidates' paperwork. The deadline for filing nomination papers in the 10th … Click to Continue »

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa kept contact with military

The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says he was in constant contact with military leaders during the tumultuous two weeks … Click to Continue »

Judge finds Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally competent

A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank in August has been found mentally competent to face trial. U.S. … Click to Continue »

Manitou council OKs measure on bear-proof garbage bins

The Manitou Springs City Council has ruled that residents need to start using a wildlife-proof garbage bin or keep their trash indoors until collection day. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports … Click to Continue »

Celebrated Australians want services restored to refugees

A dozen celebrated Australians on Thursday sent an open letter to their government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea where food, … Click to Continue »

Georgia official faces DUI charge; moonshine found in car

A state official faces two separate investigations after police said he drove drunk with more than a dozen jars of moonshine in his car. WSB-TV reports Georgia Department of Natural … Click to Continue »

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The … Click to Continue »

Police union chief who endorsed Trump ousted in member vote

A Cleveland police union president criticized for having his organization endorse Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted. The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association … Click to Continue »

Oregon politicians divided on issue of net neutrality

Two of Oregon's most powerful politicians have spoken out in favor and against recent federal action to begin repealing online net neutrality regulations established during the Obama administration. Net neutrality … Click to Continu...

UN envoy: sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

The U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war … Click to Continue »

Border agent injured in West Texas incident out of hospital

A Border Patrol agent injured in an incident that left a fellow agent dead has been discharged from an El Paso hospital. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman says … Click to Continue »

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