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Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

July 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. more »»

 
 
 
China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

July 29, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a... more »»

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian... more »»

PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while... more »»

Gaza official: At least 100 killed Tuesday in Gaza

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. more »»

PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

July 29, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. more »»

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

July 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy,... more »»

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

July 29, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday. more »»

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's onl... more »»

BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

July 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. more »»

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

July 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passenger. more »»

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution... more »»

AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

July 29, 2014

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. more »»

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

July 29, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N. more »»

Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of... more »»

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

July 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and... more »»

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

July 29, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned... more »»

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

July 28, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and... more »»

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

July 28, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned... more »»

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor... more »»

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

July 28, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a... more »»

 
 

Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time July 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 Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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