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Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

June 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | World


Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction

NEW YORK - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 18, 2014 | By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press | World


Benghazi suspect in US custody for 2012 attack

WASHINGTON - A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

June 17, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | World


FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

WASHINGTON - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

June 17, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | World


Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 2 dead

PILGER, Neb. - As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.

June 17, 2014 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press | World


48 dead in attack on Kenya hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya - Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.

June 16, 2014 | By TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press | World


'Field of Dreams' hosts 25th anniversary in Iowa

DYERSVILLE, Iowa - Actor Colin Egglesfield wasn't in the classic baseball film "Field of Dreams."

June 16, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday, in one of the worst such incidents involving United States or coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14 year war.

June 10, 2014 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press | World


O.J. TV: 'The Trial of the Century' and then some

NEW YORK - O.J. TV was a national pastime.

June 08, 2014 | By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press | World


Families in a frenzy over Disney's 'Frozen'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.

June 07, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World


Comic Tracy Morgan critically hurt in 6-car pileup

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left one member of his entourage dead and two others seriously hurt, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | World


Texas GOP advances 'reparative therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called "reparative therapy" on minors.

June 06, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | World


Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria, and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 | By HARUNA UMAR Associated Press | World


Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary: Remember freedoms we take for granted

Twenty-five years ago, tanks of the People's Army rolled into Tiananmen Square, crushing a popular protest for liberty and killing hundreds, if not thousands, of unarmed civilians gathered there. The replica of the Statue of Liberty, which served as a symbol of Chinese citizens' cry for freedom, was toppled. People's Army troops fired into crowds, beat protesters and ran over civilians with their tanks.

June 05, 2014 | By RICHARD DAVIS Deseret News National | World


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Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

September 28, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

NEW YORK - The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.

September 07, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

CAIRO - The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the American public with his own plan to stop the militants.

September 07, 2014 | SARAH EL DEEB and SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press | World


Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

NEW DELHI - Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.

September 04, 2014 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

September 01, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


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