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Airstrike in Yemen deepens war, puts pressure on US

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — More than 1,000 mourners were packed into the funeral hall, including some of the most powerful figures in Yemen’s rebel movement. Ali al-Akwa, who was just about to start reciting the Quran, heard warplanes overhead — but that wasn’t strange for wartime Sanaa. Surely a funeral would be safe, he thought. […]
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The UN refugee agency estimated at the end of last month that at least 3,740 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man accused of amassing weapons and buying explosives has been hit with new charges, including an allegation that he intended to kill someone and destroy property. No other d
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $2 million to $3 million project to modernize the Washington Monument’s elevator will be paid for by businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Rubenstein’s gift
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a New Jersey man vandalized property, including his ex-girlfriend’s car, with pro-Donald Trump graffiti in the hours after the Republican was declare
Islami Karimov Jnr has said that the powerful security service, the SNB, is responsible for locking her up and for refusing access and information about what will happen next.
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The FBI and other agencies have been at an abandoned New Hampshire property owned by the family of a man whose 2013 homicide remains unsolved and whose daughter is presumed
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The $7 million incentive package Carrier Corp. will receive in a deal with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence is a departure from how tax credits are
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will likely keep the leader of their campaign organization in his job, even though they’re frustrated with their disappointing Election Day showing. New Mexico
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a spokesman says is not related to Trump's investments in a partn
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - More than 30 years after the cargo vessel Manolis L. ran aground and sank off Newfoundland's scenic Change Islands, the Canadian Coast Guard is recommending the full removal of the
They hurtled past the Houses of Parliament.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t
On International Day for Abolition of Slavery, we look at why Reconstruction failed black Americans.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has thrown out the life sentence given to a teenager who was convicted of fatally shooting an Australian baseball player three years ago. Chancey Luna w
The words Fidel Castro have been fighting ones for Maurico Claver-Carone, the man helping President-elect Donald Trump craft policy on Cuba.              
WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their
Rival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
Trump's transition team described the decision to release the conversation to the media as “entirely inappropriate” and “breach of diplomatic protocol”. 
President Barack Obama Friday said he was confident that U.N. secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres would be an effective manager of the international organization.
Venezuela was notified on Friday that it is being removed from the South American trade group known as Mercosur over its failure to comply with the pact’s bylaws.
The funeral procession for Fidel Castro continued through the central portion of Cuba on Wednesday, as his ashes are being slowly driven to their final resting place in Santiago de Cuba.    
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation’s largest health providers can rely on their church affiliation to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension
Hackers stole 2 billion rubles from correspondent bank accounts at Russia’s central bank, a spokeswoman at the central bank confirmed, adding that the country was devising new measures to be prepared
Terrorist groups like Islamic State are adopting new tactics to attack the West.
ROME (Reuters) - British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has been hospitalized in Rome for checks after not feeling well but his condition is not believed to be serious, a spokesman said.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the telephone on Friday with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte and invited him to visit the White House next year during a "very engaging, animated" talk, a
GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) — The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last mon
A sustained oil-price rally driven by OPEC’s production-cut agreement could provide relief for the cartel’s poorest members but won’t reverse their dramatic economic declines.
The official news agency of the Lugansk insurgents said parts of the region had stopped receiving water from the Kiev-controlled part of the splintered country on Thursday.
DALLAS (AP) — Officials at the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system say the ailing fund is losing $3.3 million in savings from proposed plan amendments every month a vote on those changes is delayed
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Islamic State will attack Europe again, security chiefs warned on Friday, and may add car bombs, cyber and chemical warfare to its local arsenal as European militants drift home a
ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Marshal’s task force has arrested a man in Louisville, Kentucky, who is suspected in the disappearance of his estranged wife in Florida. Chief Deputy U.S.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power. Deepwater Wind, which owns the five-turbine farm off Block Isl

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