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  • Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder. Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old...

  • Ax, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspect

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts a week before the deadly...

  • Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists. The court-martial charges all were connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's home-grown...

  • Launch pad where rocket exploded back next year

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year. Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from Wallops Island on...

  • UN chief: US torture report must spur global action

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a U.S. Senate report detailing brutal CIA interrogations of terror detainees should spur a global discussion on how the international community can stamp out torture. The U.N. chief said at a news conference Wednesday that the...

  • Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

  • Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months. Lt. Col. Felix Prosper Basse told reporters Wednesday that the operation began Saturday in the region around...

  • Member of German rocket team dies in Alabama

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died. An announcement from a funeral home in Huntsville says Dieter E. Grau died Wednesday at age 101. A worker says relatives are still working on the...

  • Madras hopes to protect WWII training hangars

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — The Madras Municipal Airport has many features that hearken back to its former use as a U.S. Army air base during World War II. But none are as intact and reminiscent of that era as a wood aircraft hangar used by the army for servicing the Boeing B-17 "Flying...

  • Member of German rocket team dies in Ala

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died. An announcement from a funeral home in Huntsville says Dieter E. Grau died Wednesday at age 101. A worker says relatives are still working on the...

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