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  • Israel, Hamas trade violence over teen killings

    JERUSALEM Israel faced the prospect of escalation on two fronts Thursday as the repercussions of the kidnapping and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank threatened to ignite a broader conflagration. Israeli forces were bolstered around the...
  • Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents

    Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents
    Pakistani armed forces began “a comprehensive operation” against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday as fighter jets and ground forces pummeled insurgent hideouts, killing 80 people, officials said. The Pakistani...
  • Could photo be missing clue to Earhart's disappearance?

    MIAMI The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold

    Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold
    Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A Reuters reporter saw a convoy of...
  • Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos

    Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos
    Gruesome photos posted online Sunday by an Al Qaeda splinter group show the summary executions of dozens of captive Iraqi soldiers in the group's attack on a city in central Iraq and are believed to be authentic, military officials have acknowledged....
  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • 18th Judicial Circuit races Seminole-Brevard

    GROUP 19 Donna M. Goerner 43, Altamonte Springs Years in practice: 18 Law school: University of Florida Job experience: Office of the State Attorney, 1995-2007; Maher, Guiley & Maher, May-August 2007; The Law Office of Donna M. Goerner, P.A.,...
  • As unrest continues, families left to mourn soldiers killed in Iraq

    As unrest continues, families left to mourn soldiers killed in Iraq
    Cpl. Christopher Lee Poole Jr. would have celebrated his 29th birthday this Fourth of July. A "firecracker baby," his parents called him. Every year his mother still gets him a big cake, and every year his family still gathers in his honor. But the...
  • Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows

    Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows
    The protests that sprouted last year in the Sunni Arab village of Karmah were a peaceful sort, tribal leader Laurence Hardan recalled, with residents “wearing dishdashas and carrying the Koran” in opposition to the Shiite Muslim-led Iraqi...
  • Worried who else might hear it, US weighs what advisers can tell Iraq

    WASHINGTON The United States finds itself confronting a delicate issue as it opens two joint operations centers in Iraq to help that nation's forces battle Sunni Muslim extremists who've seized much of the countryside: How much information can U.S....
  • Colombia is buoyed by return to the World Cup

    BOGOTA, Colombia Colombians might be forgiven if they think the Fourth of July fireworks are for them. On Friday, the national soccer team plays in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since the games started in 1930. Regardless whether...