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Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly …

Thousands of Iraq's Yazidi minority killed as Islamic militants expand territory

Militants from the Islamic State are battling ferociously to control one of Iraq's most vital resources: water.<p>Fighters with the group launched a three-pronged attack over the weekend in a drive to capture Haditha Dam, in western Iraq, a complex with six power generators located alongside Iraq's …

Israel Accepts 72-Hour Egyptian Cease-Fire

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.</i> <br>—<p>JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says the Israeli government has accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal to end a monthlong war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.<p>The official says a preliminary 72-hour truce will begin at …

Iranian officials say they have armed Hamas for fight with Israel

Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel.<p>Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic channel of Iran's state Al-Alam television that …

Ground operations in Gaza 'might become necessary,' Israeli official says

Israel intercepted a rocket fired at Tel Aviv on Tuesday and killed militants who stormed into Israeli territory, the military said, as people on both sides of the Gaza border were living under a barrage of attacks from the air.<p>In a dramatic escalation of the conflict, militants fired more than 130 …

Hamas fires rockets amid Israeli air strikes on Gaza

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Israel holds ex-Palestinian prisoners in teenagers hunt

<b>Israeli troops have arrested another 65 Palestinians, including 51 freed in a 2011 prisoner swap, as they search for three missing teenagers.</b><p>The total number of people detained since the Jewish seminary students went missing last Thursday is now 240.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said …

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Missing Israeli teenagers: Jenin clashes follow arrests

<b>Israel's military says its soldiers have exchanged gunfire with Palestinians during raids in the West Bank in the hunt for three missing teenagers.</b><p>It said Israeli troops used live ammunition after being attacked by some 300 Palestinians in Jenin overnight.<p>Clashes erupted after 30 Palestinians were …

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Florida starts cleanup amid receding floodwaters

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — As Florida Panhandle residents and business owners started the long process Thursday of cleaning up as flood waters receded, a …

Botched Execution Could Renew 'Cruel' Challenges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment …

Two Killed, More Than 150 Injured in Florida Jail Explosion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two inmates were killed and more than 150 people injured after an apparent gas explosion rocked the …

Cumberland Mall Shooting Ends as Apparent Murder-Suicide

Violet Lambert of Atlanta died from her injuries in the Monday afternoon shooting while her alleged killer was found in East Point from an apparent …

Minnesota man guilty of murdering teenage intruders

A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in was convicted Tuesday of premeditated murder.<p>Bryon Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the break-in at his home in the small city of Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Smith's attorney said the …

Oklahoma Halts Executions After Botched Lethal Injection

The state of Oklahoma called a temporary halt to executions Tuesday, after a botched lethal injection caused a condemned inmate to clench his teeth …