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  • AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza. In a sense, Israel got...

  • 4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner at a prestigious international school in Indonesia retracted their confessions Wednesday, saying they were tortured by police during questioning. They made the retractions on the second day of the closed-door...

  • Yemen's president warns rebels over show of force

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president has warned Shiite rebels leading mass protests in the country's capital that the United States and other world powers oppose the "rebellion." President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks Wednesday, carried by Yemen's official SABA news agency, came...

  • Pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner Ahmed Seif has died from complications of heart surgery. He was 63. Seif died Wednesday in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit. He was one of Egypt's leading rights...

  • Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling. Novoazovsk, a resort town of 40,000 on the Sea of Azov, lies in...

  • Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the...

  • Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86. Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several partners of his Nashville-based law...

  • Mass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown. No injuries were reported on the ground as authorities...

  • US Senate candidates disagree over debate schedule

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails detailing campaign negotiations over venues. Oberweis wants seven before Nov. 4. His campaign on Wednesday accused Durbin of limiting free...

  • Detroit man arraigned in estranged wife's slaying

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been ordered held without bond in the slaying of his 27-year-old estranged wife. A judge entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday during Erin Justice's arraignment in Detroit's 36th District Court on first-degree murder and weapons charges. Alicia Fox's...

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