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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, local residents stand near the building where they live after a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)

Russian troops, tanks enter Ukraine

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukrainian Col. Andriy Lysenko, a senior NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine … 0

Obama puts blame for violence in Ukraine squarely on Russia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far … 0

Military: Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WESTFIELD — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday. Col. James Keefe said his “thoughts and prayers are with the family” of the pilot, whose identity wasn’t disclosed. The pilot and jet were with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air … 0

Embattled Syrian government asks for help fighting Islamic State

Monday, August 25, 2014

ISTANBUL — One day after losing a major airbase to Islamic extremists, Syria said Monday it was willing to work with other countries to fight terror groups in Syria provided they show respect for the Syrian regime and … 0

Burger King may move to Canada

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in … 0

Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

Monday, August 25, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko … 0

Border escalation

Monday, August 25, 2014

KRASNODON, Ukraine — For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia. The convoys were seen three times last week … 0

Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

Monday, August 25, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate … 0

Experimental Army weapon explodes after launching

Monday, August 25, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska — A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Department of Defense said. The rocket carrying the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was terminated near … 0

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Monday, August 25, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday, as Canada said it has yet to send out doses of a potential vaccine … 0

Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

Monday, August 25, 2014

RICHVILLE, N.Y. — The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor. In northern New York, members of an extended Amish family plan to hold a “garage raising” for … 0

Taking on ISIS via the Internet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CAIRO — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an “Islamic State.” The campaign … 0

Napa earthquake shakes up wine country

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NAPA, Calif. — The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to … 0