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A person stands next to a banner with hand stamps in red paint during a protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, as people protested Israel's decision to release 26 Palestinian prisoners, most of them held for deadly attacks, as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a resumption of Mideast negotiations. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israelis begin releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners, most held for deadly attacks, ahead of renewed Mideast negotiations. The Israeli prison service said buses carrying the inmates left a jail in central Israel […]

08/13/2013

In this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 photo, a Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across […]

08/06/2013

The U.S. Embassy  on the outskirts of Nairobi. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Al-Qaida chief’s message spurred embassy closures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies. A U.S. intelligence official and a […]

08/05/2013

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez answers questions from the media during a press conference after a minor league baseball rehab start with the Trenton Thunder on Aug. 3, 2013 at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. 19 US DIPLOMATIC POSTS TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH SATURDAY Closure of the embassies and consulates across the […]

08/05/2013

In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, journalists work inside a studio of the new television channel I24news  in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

New TV channel tells Israel’s side of the story

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — State-of-the-art TV studios above an ancient Mideast port signal Israel’s arrival in a modern media landscape in which countries increasingly seek to broadcast their own perspective to the world. Israel […]

07/31/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, right, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Israel, Palestinians eye peace deal in 9 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within two weeks to continue substantive negotiations on a so-far elusive peace deal. He said the sides […]

07/30/2013

Bottle tops of Coca-Cola 8 oz. bottles are shown in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Bad weather complicates Coca-Cola’s soda struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can’t seem to catch a break. The world’s largest beverage maker on Tuesday blamed a confluence of factors including […]

07/16/2013

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Third of women suffer domestic violence

LONDON (AP) — About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. In a series of […]

06/20/2013

Middle East respiratory syndrome (aka MERS) coronavirus, electron microscope image distributed by the British Health Protection Agency. (AP Photo)

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]

06/19/2013

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Witness says man who disrupted flight ranted about CIA

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Passengers aboard a flight from Hong Kong jumped on a man who began ranting about national security and the CIA, then bound his hands and feet for the final six hours […]

06/17/2013

Jon Stewart (AP Photo)

Jon Stewart to take ‘Daily Show’ break for a film

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart is starting a summer-long break from anchoring “The Daily Show,” but it will be no holiday. He’ll be in the Middle East making his first movie. While he’s away, […]

06/05/2013

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Family unsure why mom killed in Syria was there

DETROIT (AP) — A 33-year-old Michigan mother killed during fighting in Syria became interested in the Middle East after converting to Islam and marrying an Arab immigrant several years ago, relatives said Friday, but her […]

05/31/2013

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