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  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The group of Chadian peacekeepers was returning from the embattled town of Kidal when they struck a mine about 20 miles (30...

  • Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola: Group

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia. In a statement issued Tuesday, Serving In Mission said the unnamed doctor had been treating women in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the...

  • Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday that all 115 mosquito samples from 33 traps set statewide during the week of Aug. 18...

  • Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. That Obama picked Estonia as his only stop...

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne. Aug. 30, 2014 Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder "We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It's going to be very cold," Farmers' Almanac Managing Editor Sandi Duncan told the Associated Press. "The...

  • First-person account: The attempts to help one Colorado Springs homeless man change his ways

    By Cary Vogrin, The Gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Standing in the chilly dark, under the bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill. - There will be no more wicked cold nights huddled near...

  • 3 Frenchmen arrested over hedgehog hunting

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France's animal protection society says it's filed a lawsuit against three men arrested last month in a northwestern Paris suburb for illegally hunting hedgehogs to eat. Tamara Guelton of the Animal Protection Society says they were contacted by police after the arrest of...

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about...

  • Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC. The organization said Tuesday morning that it raised...

  • Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption. Switzerland has toughened its stance against money laundering in recent years, but Transparency International says the country still makes it too easy for corrupt...

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