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Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 27

April 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said. more »»

 
 
 
Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

April 24, 2014

ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. more »»

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

April 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. more »»

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

April 24, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief... more »»

'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

April 24, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. more »»

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from... more »»

Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

April 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they... more »»

Ukraine kills 2, Russia ramps up exercises

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation that prompted new threats from Russian... more »»

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

April 24, 2014

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central... more »»

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

April 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival... more »»

Kiev: Moscow is backing eastern separatists

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president has accused Russia of backing separatists in the country's restive east and demanded that Moscow stop its intimidation campaign and leave his... more »»

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" —... more »»

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

April 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said. more »»

Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

April 24, 2014

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a... more »»

Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008

April 24, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spain's economy expanded by 0. more »»

Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

April 24, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. more »»

Russia to hold new military exercises in southwest

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Thursday announced new military exercises along the Ukrainian border just hours after Ukrainian troops killed at least two pro-Russia... more »»

South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

April 24, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The removal of South Sudan's military chief of staff — who comes from the same ethnic group as rebels fighting the government — further freezes a powerful minority out of to... more »»

Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

April 24, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain afte... more »»

Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

April 24, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops moved against pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints, both sides said. more »»

Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

April 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?

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Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time April 29, 2014

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Sarah Drennen 876-1236. more »

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