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By ELENA BECATOROS | October 24, 2014 12:30 pm
Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
  • US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 12:24 pm
    Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.
  • Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 11:54 am
    The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.
  • US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 11:48 am
    North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.
  • Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 11:40 am
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.
  • US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 11:04 am
    The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission -- the tight Georgia Senate race.
  • Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 10:57 am
    Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.
  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 10:31 am
    The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.
  • Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 10:18 am
    Austria's president apologized Friday for his country's postwar treatment of deserters from Hitler's army as traitors, at the unveiling of a memorial honoring those who fled military duty rather than serve under the Nazi regime.
  • 3 Istanbul consulates evacuated
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:54 am
    Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.
  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:42 am
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.
  • US new-home sales close to flat in September
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:31 am
    U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
  • Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:24 am
    Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.
  • Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:19 am
    When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.
  • Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
    Associated Press | October 24, 2014 9:06 am
    Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.
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