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Hamas says 3 of its senior military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip....

posted: August 21,2014

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Preliminary hearing set for woman accused of kidnapping Amish girls in northern NY

ALBANY, N.Y. - A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing....

Judge: 13-year-old girl accused of starting San Diego-area wildfire is fit to stand trial

SAN DIEGO - A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May....

Canadian drug kingpin and top New York marijuana supplier dubbed Pot Playboy gets 27 years

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise,...

Obama says US won't stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist's killing

EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley....

In Ferguson, attorney general says he understands why black Americans mistrust police

ST. LOUIS - Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer and said he understands why many black Americans do not...

Special forces tried to rescue American hostages in Syria this summer but didn't find them

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the...

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