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Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.

Feb. 13, 2016 7:30 AM EST

Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicked off his first day in Mexico with a long popemobile ride past adoring crowds, launching into a day that starts with tough-love speeches to the country's political and church elite and ends with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe at the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world.

Feb. 13, 2016 10:57 AM EST


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Court cases challenge 'Shaken Baby' diagnosis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California jury convicted Alan Gimenez of killing his infant daughter Priscilla after medical testimony revealed what some doctors say is a tell-tale sign she had been shaken: brain swelling and bleeding inside her skull and behind her eyes.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:47 AM EST

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
Feb. 13, 2016 11:44 AM EST

5 men killed when their car plunges into Swedish canal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say five people have been killed when their car plunged more than 25 meters (82 feet) from a highway bridge into a canal in the capital of Stockholm.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:44 AM EST

Sen. Cory Booker uses book to trace story of political rise
Feb. 13, 2016 11:43 AM EST

Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who shot down a drone flying above his neighborhood has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:40 AM EST

Schneiderheinze wins world championship gold in 2-woman bob
Feb. 13, 2016 11:32 AM EST

WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
Feb. 13, 2016 11:31 AM EST

South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:30 AM EST

Dartmouth Winter Carnival theme honors Dr. Seuss

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is again honoring one of its most famous graduates with the theme of this year's Winter Carnival: Seuss on the Loose.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:23 AM EST

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Gaza's Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year.

Feb. 13, 2016 4:22 AM EST

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
Feb. 12, 2016 4:34 PM EST

AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts
Feb. 12, 2016 2:53 PM EST

Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, the third jet to be downed in nearly 40 days.

Feb. 12, 2016 2:15 PM EST

A look at what's next for the major players in Syria's war
Feb. 11, 2016 1:54 PM EST

Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country.

Feb. 9, 2016 3:44 PM EST

Israeli military says top mission is countering Gaza tunnels
Feb. 9, 2016 10:57 AM EST

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
Feb. 8, 2016 3:22 PM EST

Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants.

Feb. 8, 2016 2:09 PM EST

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