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  • DHS: No specific threat to US amid Canada shooting
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 1:07 pm
    The Homeland Security Department says there is no specific threat to the U.S. amid the ongoing shooting incident in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 1:01 pm
    "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday.
  • White House says immigration plans not final yet
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:56 pm
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.
  • Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:48 pm
    Attackers inside Egypt fired an anti-tank missile and automatic rifles at a military vehicle in Israel on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.
  • Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:44 pm
    Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.
  • Libyan army troops advance into Benghazi
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:31 pm
    Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which has been under control of Islamist militias.
  • Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:25 pm
    Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.
  • Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:24 pm
    Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year.
  • Social Security benefits get another tiny increase
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:19 pm
    Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.
  • Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:13 pm
    Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.
  • Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 12:13 pm
    Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country.
  • Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 11:48 am
    A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will appeal, their attorney said Wednesday.
  • Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 11:24 am
    Iraqi students returned to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by the Islamic State group had taken shelter in school buildings.
  • Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 11:18 am
    A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.
  • Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims
    Associated Press | October 22, 2014 11:13 am
    A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital.
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