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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Iraq’s al-Maliki gives up post to rival

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi. Al-Maliki says his decision is based on his desire to […]


A Palestinian woman stands in the rubble of her destroyed home in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But […]


Liberia women sing after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, […]


Pilot in cockpit of jet

Pilot’s artificial arm detaches while landing

LONDON (AP) — A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing. The report, published Thursday, […]


President Barack Obama speaks to reporters, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass. about developments in Iraq and the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. Obama is vacationing on the island for about two weeks. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the humanitarian crisis atop a barren hill in northern Iraq is over, eliminating the need for a risky U.S. rescue mission. But Iraqis elsewhere face a “dire” […]


UK police search singer Cliff Richard’s home

LONDON (AP) — Veteran British rock star Cliff Richard is denying the sexual allegations that prompted British police to search a house he owns today. The allegations date back to the 1980s. Police say officers gained […]


This image provided by Platon/Wired shows the cover of the September 2014 issue of Wired magazine, featuring former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden gave an exclusive interview with Wired, in the issue scheduled to hit newsstands on Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Platon/Wired)

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according […]


Oil barrels

Mexico: State firm gets 83 percent of oil reserves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned oil company will retain rights to exploit 83 percent of the country’s proven and probable reserves under the newly enacted opening of the energy business, although the company will form […]


Israeli soldiers carry wounded soldier to a helicopter near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with […]



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