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Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group. Read More

 

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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza. More »

 

Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling. More »

 

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed. More »

 

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. More »

 

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse before it gets better. More »

 

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. More »

 

Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said. More »

 

California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore. More »

 

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More »

 

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