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  • Jewish extremist head arrested after anti-Arab violence: police

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:20pm
    Relatives carry the body of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who died after his house was set on fire, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, 2015The head of a Jewish extremist group, Meir Ettinger, was arrested on Monday following the death of a Palestinian baby in a firebombing in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Ettinger, a grandson of Meir Kahane, a rabbi who founded the racist anti-Arab...
     
  • Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:59pm
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in Doha. Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah on Monday backed the deal on Iran's nuclear program as the best available option, after talks in Doha with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.(Brendan Smialowski/pool photo via AP)DOHA, Qatar (AP) ? Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.
     
  • Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:57pm
    Protesters calling for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to resign hold signs as they stand outside the Collin County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Plano, Texas. Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)McKINNEY, Texas (AP) ? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.
     
  • Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:56pm
    FILE - In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo, File)BAGHDAD (AP) ? U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.
     
  • Brian Williams still weeks away from reappearing at MSNBC

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:56pm
    FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Next week marks the end of Brian Williams' six-month suspension from NBC News for exaggerating his role in news reporting, but he isn't expected back on the air in his new job at MSNBC for at least another month. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Next week marks the end of Brian Williams' six-month suspension from NBC News for exaggerating his role in news stories, but he isn't expected back on the air in his new job at MSNBC for at least another month.
     
  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:54pm
    Investigators search for a shell casing along the perimeter of a pedestrian plaza outside the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., after a shooting on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside the county courthouse. A suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. (Joe Ellis /The Clarion-Ledger via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITCANTON, Miss. (AP) ? A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning...
     
  • Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:51pm
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) ? An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday.
     
  • Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

    3 Aug 2015 at 2:49pm
    FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate appeared likely to reject a Republican effort to halt federal funds to Planned Parenthood on Monday. But it was just a prelude to a fall faceoff with higher stakes ? a potential government shutdown that could reverbera...
     
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