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Wave of attacks mainly targeting Shiites kills nearly 50 people in Iraq, officials say

BAGHDAD - A wave of car bombings and other attacks mainly targeting Shiite areas of Iraq killed at least 47 people on Tuesday, including more than 20 in the capital Baghdad, officials said....

posted: September 30,2014





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Mexico prosecutor: homicide charges for 3 soldiers in army killing of 22 gang suspects

MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout....


Under-fire Hong Kong leader says voting better than watching TV at Chinese National Day event

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the...


Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest, says he takes 'full responsibility'

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool....


Oklahoma's new execution rules call for higher drug dose, more training, fewer media witnesses

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began a situation that...


US workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

NORMAN, Okla. - A man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's...


Secret Service chief admits failures in White House breach, gets whiplashing at Congress

WASHINGTON - Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-...








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