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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held
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BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school. "He was determined. He knew what he was doing," said Alexandria Caporali, who grabbed her stunned
Egypt's military arrests ex-general running for president
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CAIRO (AP) — Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Egypt's former chief of staff was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement against the armed forces and other charges in what appeared to be a calculated move to force out the last potentially serious challenger to President
Pakistan official: Suspect arrested in killing of 7-year-old
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LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man suspected in the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl has been arrested and has confessed to hers and at least seven other child killings, Punjab province's top official said Tuesday. At a news conference in the provincial capital of Lahore, Chief Minister
Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi
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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz,
Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds
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BEIRUT (AP) — France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N. says an estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by the fighting. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters pressed ahead
Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he is ready to seek re-election after his allies pushed forward voting in a move widely seen as a bid to capitalize on disarray in the Venezuelan opposition and consolidate power amid a freefalling economy. Maduro's comment came
9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort
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TOKYO (AP) — A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said. One or two of the injured were on a gondola when the window was shattered by volcanic rocks, and the others were believed to have been hit by rocks while on the slopes, said
Ecuador's president takes aim at WikiLeaks' Assange
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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Lenin Moreno said in a televised interview Sunday that Assange had become "more than
US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist
Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
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JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel's parliament. The Trump
Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities
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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday. Angela Gui told Radio Sweden, the English-language service of national broadcaster
China criticizes Trump tariffs on solar, washing machines
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BEIJING (AP) — China has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to approve higher import duties on solar power components and washing machines as an abuse of trade remedies. The Commerce Ministry said Tuesday that Washington was wrong to take unilateral action and said the move
Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon
Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria
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HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes
50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for