The Associated Press

September 11, 2018 - 6:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian fighting force said Tuesday it has begun the final stage of its campaign to clear Islamic State group militants from northeast Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces said it launched operations on Monday to expel IS militants from the town of Hajin and surrounding...
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September 11, 2018 - 1:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held detention in Libya. The humanitarian organization says in a Monday news release the shipwreck occurred Sept. 1 and survivors include people with...
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FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows chip credit cards in Philadelphia. On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the Federal Reserve releases its July report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 10, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in July at nearly double the pace of the previous month, evidence that confident consumers are willing to take on more debt to support their spending. The Federal Reserve reports that consumer debt rose by a seasonally adjusted $16.6 billion in...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek air force says its sole surviving Supermarine Spitfire, a British fighter during World War II, is in England to be restored to airworthiness 65 years after its last flight. The air force said Monday that the cost of the refurbishment will be covered by Greece's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, protesters block the traffic on the highway passing near the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. Major European countries issued a rare joint statement warning Israel against its planned demolition of the Bedouin encampment in the West Bank. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom said Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, that its strategic location is important to maintain "contiguity of a future Palestinian state." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
September 10, 2018 - 12:29 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Major European countries have issued a rare joint statement warning Israel against its planned demolition of a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom said on Monday its strategic location is important to maintain "contiguity of a...
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September 10, 2018 - 1:33 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singaporean court has ordered the return of 15.3 million Singapore dollars ($11.1 million) linked to the indebted 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Law firm Tan Rajah & Cheah said Monday that the misappropriated funds were being transferred to a special 1MDB recovery bank...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 10, 2018 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. Pence told CBS "Face the Nation" that he knows them and knows their character. Some pundits...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1994 file photo, a Palestinian resident of the West Bank town of Yatta, who was shot in the head and critically wounded by Israeli troops during clashes, is taken out of a CAT scan machine at East Jerusalem's Makassed Hospital. Bassem Abu Libdeh, the director of Makassed Hospital said Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, that a U.S. decision to cut funding to hospitals serving the Palestinians will have a "severe effect." Abu Libdeh said that the U.S. covers 40 percent of costs in six east Jerusalem hospitals that provide care for Palestinians from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Arzt, File Photo)
September 09, 2018 - 11:14 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The director of an east Jerusalem hospital said Sunday that a U.S. decision to cut funding to hospitals serving the Palestinians will have a "severe effect." Bassem Abu Libdeh, of the Makassed hospital, said the U.S. covers 40 percent of costs in six east Jerusalem...
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September 09, 2018 - 8:33 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A few thousand Spaniards marched in Barcelona on Sunday in favor of national unity and against the separatist movement in northeastern Catalonia. The marchers cheered when residents hung Spanish flags on their balconies as they went down a central boulevard. There was a...
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September 08, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward "high-priority projects elsewhere." The move follows the State Department's late August announcement that the administration is slashing more than...
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