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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Palestinian top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, gives a speech during a rally in Gaza City. Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care. But following a bloody 50-day war over the summer, a decision to allow the young daughter of a top Hamas official to receive care at an Israeli hospital is proving to be too much for some Israelis. The treatment of Ismail Haniyeh’s  daughter in October, 2014 has sparked a debate over whether Israel’s stated commitment to providing humanitarian aid should be extended to its bitterest enemies. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

Israelis question care of Hamas leader’s daughter

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care. But following a bloody 50-day war over the summer, a decision to allow the daughter of a top Hamas … 0

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BEIRUT — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to a video uploaded … 0

American released from N. Korea

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. … 0

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it’s investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie … 0

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GENEVA — With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as early as January on 20,000 front-line health care workers and others … 0

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to … 0

Former editor Bradlee dies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at … 0

Warming Earth heading for hottest year

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The … 0

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

Monday, October 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country … 0

Cadaver dog work more accepted by cops, courts

Monday, October 20, 2014

BENTON, Calif. — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He’s clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California’s Eastern Sierra region. “Buster, go find!” … 0

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by … 0

Q&A: Apple Pay

Monday, October 20, 2014

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There’s no need to pull out … 0

Surfer says he hit shark with board to stop attack

Monday, October 20, 2014

WAILUKU, Hawaii — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend. Waves were about 3 to 4 feet … 0