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  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    By MATTHEW LEE - Associated Press

    The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. Published July 26, 2014

  • New England editorial roundup

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester (Mass.), July 24, 2014 Published July 26, 2014

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    By Associated Press

    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Published July 26, 2014

  • Correction Aruba-Venezuela-Official Detained story

    By Associated Press

    In a story July 24 about the arrest of Hugo Carvajal, former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that allegations he secretly met with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were based on emails recovered from a rebel computer. The allegations are based on recovered electronic documents and files. Published July 26, 2014

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce for 24 hours, but says it will respond to Hamas fire Published July 26, 2014

  • Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

    By Associated Press

    Alaska fisheries managers said it appears they have achieved their goal of getting a sufficient number of Yukon River king salmon to their Canadian spawning grounds. Published July 26, 2014

  • ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant have created the al-Khansaa' Brigade, an all-female unit that exists to impose on Sharia law on Iraqi and Syrian women. Published July 25, 2014

  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

    An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012. Published July 25, 2014

  • Setback in US-led Gaza truce efforts

    By KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH - Associated Press

    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." Published July 25, 2014

  • Gaza humanitarian pause possible, says British envoy

    By Associated Press

    Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours. Published July 25, 2014

  • Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    A sign written in both Turkish and French posted on a cafe in Belgium said doors were open to dogs, but not to Jews — and now the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, is demanding a criminal investigation. Published July 25, 2014

  • Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity


    A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel flights to the Dutch Caribbean island in retaliation. Published July 25, 2014

  • Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed 'for 20 years'

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told participants Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum that Russia is forcing the Pentagon to re-examine readiness plans that have been collecting dust for decades. Published July 25, 2014

  • HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia

    By Mike Hayden

    Speaking last week on the South Lawn of the White House about the actions of Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, President Obama leveled the question: "What exactly are they trying to hide?" Published July 25, 2014

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    By LAURA MILLS and NATALIYA VASILYEVA - Associated Press

    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Published July 25, 2014

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