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A relative holds up a photo of a one-and-a-half year old boy, Ali Dawabsheh, in a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish settlers in Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, July 31, 2015. The boy died in the fire, his four-year-old brother and parents were wounded, according to a Palestinian official from the Nablus area. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

Friday, July 31, 2015

DUMA, West Bank — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either … 0

‘Gut-wrenching’ decision: Search for teens to be suspended

Friday, July 31, 2015

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they’re pressing on with their own hunt. Even … 0

Oil slump taking toll on industry, economy

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Low oil and gas prices are good for the overall economy because they reduce costs for consumers and … 0

Zimbabwe authorities say American sought for lion poaching

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday … 0

GOP presidential hopefuls clamor for attention

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — For the last week, the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has looked like this: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has gone to the Senate floor to accuse his party’s Senate leader of telling “a … 0

US to release jailed Israeli spy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in U.S-Israeli relations, has been granted parole and will be released in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice … 0

FBI: Florida man charged with backpack bomb plot

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MIAMI — A young Key West man who came to the attention of the FBI because of his alleged pro-terrorist postings on Facebook was charged with trying to use a backpack bomb in a planned explosion on a public beach, authorities said Tuesday. Harlem Suarez, 23, was charged … 0

NASA: Brace for more Pluto secrets

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hoping to capture lawmakers’ imaginations and perhaps loosen their purse strings, NASA officials said Tuesday that new scientific information gleaned from the New Horizons mission to Pluto was “revolutionizing” what they know about the icy dwarf planet. Among other things, the mission revealed evidence of an … 0

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline

Monday, July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season. As House members … 0

‘Lion’ on loose in Milwaukee may be pet

Monday, July 27, 2015

MILWAUKEE — If a lion-like creature is indeed on the loose in Milwaukee, it could just as easily be an escaped or released pet as a wild animal. Officials say there are many more big cats owned by … 0

Slave fishing boats tracked to Papua New Guinea

Monday, July 27, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar — From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there’s the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood … 0

Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adults

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy … 0

US, Turkey differ on plans to oust IS group from border

Monday, July 27, 2015

ISTANBUL — Even as they step up military cooperation in the battle against the Islamic State, the U.S. and Turkey could agree only in general terms on the most critical issue of all — who will assure security … 0