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  • Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened

    9 hours ago

    (AP) HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after it was closed as a precaution because of an approaching hurricane. Officials closed the park Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Ana. Parts of it ...

  • Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school ...

  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

    9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. ...

  • Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife

    9 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day. The official says the death toll ...

  • Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city

    9 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place. Shockwaves from the explosion Monday damaged buildings and were felt ...

  • 13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory

    9 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said. The fire department was still trying to control the fire by early evening ...

  • Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.

  • Spain says 60 migrants enter African enclave

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says several hundred African migrants staged multiple attempts to scale the border fences separating enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with some 60 managing to get across. The Interior Ministry said ...

  • Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe. At least 39 people, ...

  • Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20

    10 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Two passenger buses have collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others. Top local government official Mashiur Rahman says the crash happened on a major regional highway in Natore district ...

  • Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a ...

  • Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far. On Monday, a report released by a local ...

  • Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

    10 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and ...

  • Kerry: "Irresponsible," "morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani

    10 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Kerry: "Irresponsible," ''morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani.

  • Iran arrest 4 over acid attack

    10 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women. A string of acid attacks against at least two women in the central city of Isfahan last week has prompted ...

  • Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham. Two suspected IS supporters were arrested in western Germany Saturday. ...

  • Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers

    11 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.

  • After arms drop, US coalition strikes IS group

    11 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ...

  • Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

    12 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Residents in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem say Jewish settlers have moved into two buildings — a step that is likely to raise already heightened tensions in the volatile area. Ateret Cohanim, an organization that settles ...

  • DCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37M

    12 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final month of the election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday also said it raised more than $7 million ...

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