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Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning. more »»

Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed in Iraq, describing it as a "combat death. more »»

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

May 3, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the... more »»

NATO alliance getting new supreme commander

May 3, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. more »»

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

May 3, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand. more »»

More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

May 3, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces on Tuesday shelled each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus move... more »»

Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged Tuesday on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a revered imam as authorities... more »»

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

May 3, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle Eas... more »»

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds

May 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. more »»

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

May 2, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. more »»

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime

May 2, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other... more »»

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing

May 2, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather. more »»

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

May 2, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. more »»

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain

May 2, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far... more »»

Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

May 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter... more »»

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China

May 2, 2016

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and... more »»

Turkey and US-led coalition pound IS group in Syria

May 2, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. more »»

Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business

May 2, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders. more »»

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

May 2, 2016

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women... more »»

Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers

May 2, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax... more »»

Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show

May 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Pari. more »»


Events for May 4 May 4, 2016

COLUMBIANAColumbiana High School Class of 1957, Rás Pizza, 1 p.m.Doll Club, Paulás, 30th anniversary, bring doll from 80s, noonEAST LIVERPOOLPlay group, Westgate, 10-11:30 a.m. more »

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