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Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan shout slogans against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Khan on Monday announced to lead thousands of anti-government protesters into the high security ‘Red Zone’ as his 48 hours deadline for government to step down ending Tuesday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan’s parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country’s prime minister resign. Government authorities had warned they would not allow protesters to enter Islamabad’s “Red Zone,” but the demonstrators met no immediate resistance from police or the hundreds of … 0

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three health workers in the country who … 0

Flooding forces evacuations

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive. Flooding from downpours in the Phoenix area forced evacuations, closed major roads and left at least a thousand people momentarily without power, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, dramatic scenes played out throughout the region, where dozens of people were … 0

Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and practice civil disobedience until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, raising fears of instability in the nuclear-armed U.S. ally. Imran … 0

FBI: Sheriff, son arrested after assaulting driver

Friday, August 15, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A northern New Mexico sheriff was arrested Friday on charges he cornered a driver at a dead end, threatened him with a silver revolver as the driver begged not to be shot and had him falsely charged with assault. U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez announced Rio … 0

Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

Friday, August 15, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and … 0

USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

Friday, August 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved … 0

Police ID officer, allege teen robbed store

Friday, August 15, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in … 0

Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid, arms

Friday, August 15, 2014

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents. Several EU … 0

Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

Friday, August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Korea, a newly rich and hyper-competitive country. Far from being considered an … 0

Aid group: Ebola outbreak like ‘wartime’

Friday, August 15, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa could last another six months, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Friday. One aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll … 0

F ire managers: Drones a threat to firefighters

Friday, August 15, 2014

BOISE, Idaho — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say. At least three drones have flown within or near restricted airspace intended for wildfire fighting … 0

Police: Va. deputy shot daughter, crashed car

Friday, August 15, 2014

WINCHESTER, Va. — A Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital, authorities said. The teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital, according to media reports. Capt. Donnie Lang of … 0