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Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

December 8, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors tha... more »»

 
 
 
APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. more »»

Ex-chief of IRA splinter group killed in Irish city of Cork

December 8, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — Two gunmen ambushed and killed a former top figure in the Real IRA splinter group in the southwest city of Cork, the first slaying of its kind in four years in Ireland, police and... more »»

EU official hopeful for trade deal under Trump presidency

December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Europe. more »»

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

December 7, 2016

MILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala... more »»

Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

December 7, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. more »»

Iraqi forces face fierce IS attacks after new Mosul push

December 7, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Significant Islamic State group counterattacks in southeastern Mosul inflicted heavy losses on Iraqi forces overnight after a new push deeper into the city this week, according... more »»

Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and... more »»

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard

December 7, 2016

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, the airline chairman and... more »»

The Latest: Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

10:45 P.M.

Syrian President Bashar Assad says the battle for Aleppo will change the course of the Syrian war. more »»

AP Explains: What next after the downfall of IS in Sirte?

December 7, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North... more »»

NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers have left post-coup

December 7, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey,... more »»

Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

December 7, 2016

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of... more »»

UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

December 7, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons voted Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to start the U.K'. more »»

Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case

December 7, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally... more »»

In West Bank, Fatah vote shows politics an old man's game

December 7, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The recent conference of the ruling Fatah party sent a disheartening message to young Palestinians: Most of those elected to top positions were in their 60s and 70s,... more »»

The Latest: Renzi asked to stay on as caretaker PM

December 7, 2016

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Italy (all times local):

8:00 p.. more »»

The Latest: UN ambassador Power: Diplomacy has failed Aleppo

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

The U.S. more »»

US envoy to UN sees security risk if refugees not rescued

December 7, 2016

PARIS (AP) — As Western nations dig in to protect their own citizens, their territory and their way of life, the U.. more »»

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. more »»

Pope insists suggestion on remarried has church backing

December 7, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says the majority of the world's bishops back his suggestion that civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion, adding fuel to the debate that has riled some... more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday December 7, 2016

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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