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Militant attack on Shiite shrine in Afghan capital kills 14

KABUL - An Afghan official says 14 people have been killed in a militant attack on a Shiite shrine in the capital, Kabul. The Interior Ministry's spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi, said on Tuesday another 26 people were wounded in the attack on the Sakhi Shrine. He says that 13 civilians and one
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Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm
ISIL militants set up 'disruption zones' to slow advance of Iraqi forces.              
CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Four men have been arrested in the theft of $1 million worth of tankless water heaters from a western Michigan warehouse. The Kent County sheriff’s office says Th
A gay journalist in the U.K. is speaking out against the ridiculousness displayed by an appeals court in Ireland that ruled Christian bakers must compromise their convictions on marriage and bake pro-
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans who were for Donald Trump before they were against him are now promising to vote for the GOP presidential nominee. Dozens of Republicans repudiated Trump after he w
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 11 about a Kansas couple whose children were taken into state custody, The Associated Press erroneously reported that an appellate court found that Raymond Schwab
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor says the toll from Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 28 dead. Gov. Pat McCrory told a briefing Thursday that a man from the commu
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia is delaying peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels until they free a politician held captive for six months, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, as he struggles to
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of running a red light and slamming his SUV into a car, killing three passengers and injuring their Uber driver, has been charged with a dozen felonies including reckle
Russia has repeatedly shown dissatisfaction for the collapse of the Russia-US-brokered ceasefire agreement, which it blames on US for failing to separate "moderate" oppositions from terrori
U.K.-based financial institutions will lose their passport to do business across the bloc when Britain leaves the EU, and bankers say the most likely alternative would be a poor substitute, Stephen Fi
NEW YORK (AP) — After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thu
Turkey-Iran gas pipeline blown up in Agri province
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors claimed that two nephews of Venezuela's first lady sought to carry out a multi-million-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help the family stay i
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia voting machine apparently malfunctioned as a voter tried to cast an early ballot for Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump’s name kept showing up instead. But election offi
A US student crashes into a police car while taking a topless selfie behind the wheel, Texas law enforcement officials say.
WASHINGTON - As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday. In their
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California officials are considering whether the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson should be released from prison. The parole hearing on Thurs
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. - After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Be
OTTAWA - A condensed and edited version of the biographical information released Thursday by the Prime Minister's Office about the nine Canadians recommended for the Senate by Justin Trudeau: ___ Wa
The Amaq news agency released a video saying that "one of those who carried out the attack on the military base in Nizhny Novgorod", a city around 400 kilometres east of Moscow, belonged to
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy wants to clear away nearly two football fields of desert in southern New Mexico to use as temporary storage for containers of radioactive waste
Trump told die-hard supporters in the swing state of Ohio "we are going to win back the White House" and insisted he holds a commanding position.
An injected male contraceptive has been shown to be almost 100% effective in a trial involving 350 men.
Russia advances the peace settlement process and urges the UN special envoy to renew intra-Syrian negotiations, and fights the Daesh jihadist group in the Arab republic
WASHINGTON - Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically
MADISON, Wis. - A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment after a date this month has now been charged with sexually assaulting four oth
Law enforcement officers and soldiers, some wearing riot gear and many armed, began an operation on Thursday to remove Dakota Access pipeline protesters camped on private land in the path of the pipel
Leaked emails to aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin reveal ties with Ukraine separatists.              
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say two men from Turkey and Syria have been extradited to the United States to face international arms trafficking and drug charges. New York City prosecutors say the men co
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fraternity and sorority parties are back on this weekend at the University of California, Berkeley, after a one-week suspension, but with new guidelines aimed at keeping fraterni
Former journalist Arthur Kent wants a judge to award him $1.2 million for his legal costs in a defamation lawsuit against Canada's largest newspaper chain. Kent, who got the nickname "Scud Stud" whil
President Nicolás Maduro raised the minimum wage 40% on Thursday, a day before a national strike called by the opposition to force the president to allow a referendum on his rule.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who hav

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