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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

FBI study: Mass shootings in US have tripled

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

By RICHARD A. SERRANO TNS Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The number of sudden mass shootings in the United States has nearly tripled in recent years, the FBI says, prompting the bureau to expand its work with state and local officials to identify potential gunmen before they attack. In a study of active-shooter incidents, … 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

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

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Monday, October 20, 2014

GARY, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated … 0

Sweden launches hunt for underwater intruder; Russian sub suspected

Monday, October 20, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Sweden’s navy deployed hundreds of troops and vessels Monday in a search for “suspected foreign activity underwater” after reportedly intercepting a Russian-language distress signal coming from a submerged craft in Stockholm’s archipelago. The intensive hunt … 0

Lawmaker demands probe of Nazi benefit payments

Monday, October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — A senior House Democrat demanded Monday that the Obama administration investigate the payment of millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to suspected Nazi war criminals and former SS guards. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York … 0

Islamic State group may have warplanes

Friday, October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. Friday’s account by the Britain-based Syrian … 0

Report: WHO botched Ebola response

Friday, October 17, 2014

LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response … 0

Ebola vaccine will take longer than hoped

Friday, October 17, 2014

GENEVA — The Ebola crisis took new twists Friday, with another somber update from the World Health Organization on the outbreak in West Africa and a bleak warning from a major drug manufacturer that a safe vaccine likely won’t be ready before the current epidemic has passed. Dr. … 0

Palestinians want Israel pullout vote this year

Friday, October 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Friday his government wants the U.N. Security Council to vote on a resolution before the end of the year that would set November 2016 as the deadline for Israeli troops to withdraw from all Palestinian territories. Riyad Mansour said Friday … 0

Spin Meter: Shaky claims on Ebola budgets

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who’s at fault. The truth is all of the parties share responsibility. Republicans claim credit for boosting the budget of the Centers for Disease … 0

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich … 0