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Mexican president praises California policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of …

U.S. general takes command of a coalition in flux in Afghanistan

The new commander of the international forces fighting in Afghanistan took command Tuesday amid uncertainty about the country's political leadership and the future role of American troops.<p>U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell will lead the International Security Assistance Force, a coalition of more than …

In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger

To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.<p>A new report released the week after 18-year …

Rush hour car bombing in Baghdad kills 10

A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 34 others, police said.<p>The blast took place in the capital's New Baghdad neighborhood during the morning rush hour.<p>Over the weekend, a series of three car bombs and a roadside bomb killed at least 20 people in Kirkuk, …

Audio may have captured Michael Brown shooting

An audio recording released Tuesday morning may shed light on the death of a Missouri teenager fatally shot by a police officer Aug. 9.<p>The tape, provided to CNN, allegedly contains audio captured during a Ferguson resident's video chat at the time of the shooting. CNN says the authenticity of the …

Gaza ceasefire deal reached, Palestinian groups say

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term.<p>No clear victor emerged from what had become a war of attrition …