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Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:53:47 GMT2016-09-29T06:53:47Z

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:56 GMT2016-09-29T05:09:56Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class....

California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:56:58 GMT2016-09-29T07:56:58Z

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday....

Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic duty

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:32 GMT2016-09-29T07:48:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline....

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:03:35 GMT2016-09-29T09:03:35Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hundreds of Israelis, among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, have paid their respects to Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres as his body lay in state at the country's parliament on Thursday....

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:43:28 GMT2016-09-29T07:43:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home....

Amnesty alleges Sudan army used chemical weapons in Darfur

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:59:45 GMT2016-09-29T08:59:45Z

CAIRO (AP) -- The human rights group Amnesty International says it has gathered "horrific evidence" that the Sudanese military has used chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, in one of the most remote corners of the Darfur region over the past eight months....

In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:20:28 GMT2016-09-29T06:20:28Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her....

Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:34 GMT2016-09-29T06:10:34Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country....

In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:12:54 GMT2016-09-29T04:12:54Z

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A sign outside Sandra's cage explains that "orangutan" comes from the Malay expression for "person of the forest." But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors....