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Turkish PM says deadly attacks likely were suicide bombings

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday by Kurdish activists and opposition supporters in Ankara. At least 86 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded in what appeared to be suicide attacks, Turkish officials said. Read More


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Portraits of some of the victims in Kunduz hospital bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — On Oct. 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship — at the request of Afghan ground forces fighting the Taliban, according to the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John F. Campbell — mistakenly bombed a trauma hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least 10 patients and a dozen Afghan staffers. Many more were wounded, and many remain missing in the wreckage of the now-abandoned hospital. The aid group's international staff members have been accounted for. President Barack Obama apologized and the U.S. military is investigating. More »


Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence. More »


Rain resumes as South Carolina recovers from massive flood

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After four dry days, rain has returned to South Carolina — but not in the record-breaking amounts seen last week that caused devastating floods. More »


House Republicans ask: Can anyone lead us?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job of leading House Republicans may have gone from difficult to impossible. More »


John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner wants out. He really does. More »


Kim Jong Un vows N. Korea ready to counter any US threat

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather and is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States. More »


Black men call for change at Million Man March anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black men from around the nation returned to the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for changes in policing and in black communities. More »


Danes OK with zoo's plan to publicly dissect year-old lion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish zoo is planning to publicly dissect a year-old lion that it has killed to avoid inbreeding — a year after another Danish zoo triggered massive online protests for killing a healthy young giraffe, dissecting it and feeding it to lions in front of children. More »


The Latest: British police back Turkey in terror fight

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Developments relating to Saturday's deadly bombing of a peace rally in the Turkish capital of Ankara. All times local. More »


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