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  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Nouri al-Maliki made the...

  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would...

  • Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the...

  • Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent's reputation in conservative circles. State Rep. Paul Davis has lived...

  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students. The proposal, known as...

  • Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release. The New York-based group said in a statement that the witness, Mohammed Tareq, was detained during a protest in Egypt's...

  • Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas. Ash took several hard...

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike. In...

  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people...

  • Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers. The Indianapolis-based Indiana Blood Center said it is being dropped early next year by the Indiana University...

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