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Polls close in New Zealand election
Polls close in New Zealand election


Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Polling booths closed Saturday in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office. Full...full story
updated 2014-09-20 03:42 PM
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This March 2010 photo provided by Mike Fishbein shows Fishbein, middle, a U.S.-born soldier from Los Angeles, with fellow Americans David Wisefield, left, and Ilan Benjamin, all fighting for the Israel Defense Forces. The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left their parents and often comfortable lives behind in places like Sydney, London, Los Angeles and elsewhere to join the IDF, marching in the desert and taking up arms to defend the Jewish state. There are about 2,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the Israeli military. (AP Photo/Courtesy Mike Fishbein) FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France. French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a 1.1 billion-euro French-made warship to Russia, despite increasing pressure for tougher European sanctions against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine. European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Brussels, with some calling for an arms embargo or other new punishment against Russia. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File) FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2014, file photo, Palestinian mourners wait in a van carrying the bodies of some of the members of the Al-Batsh family who were killed in an Israeli air strike a day earlier, during a funeral procession in Gaza City. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File) Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Fishermen tie down their boats as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Corder) FILE - In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian man is helped to flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, after an Israeli strike in the area. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. Gaza health officials say hundreds Palestinians have died since the beginning of Israel Fishing boats are tied down in port as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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Polls close in New Zealand election Polls close in New Zealand election

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Polling booths closed Saturday in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office. Full....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:42 PM

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. The Turks, including diplomatic staff, were....Fullstory

2014-09-20 12:42 PM

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months....Fullstory

2014-09-20 12:22 PM

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) -- Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael....Fullstory

2014-09-20 09:01 AM

Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Voters in New Zealand have begun casting their ballots in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking....Fullstory

2014-09-20 09:01 AM

Lawyer to ask feds to probe US police shooting Lawyer to ask feds to probe US police shooting
By BRADY McCOMBS
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday that he will....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:22 AM

License plate scanner networks capture movements License plate scanner networks capture movements
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ELLIOT SPAGAT
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK
Associated Press

KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is reaffirming its "unconditional support" for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution to stem the flow of....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean
By TIM SULLIVAN
Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 PM

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
By KEN DILANIAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security....Fullstory

2014-09-20 12:22 PM

Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat
By ASTRID GALVAN
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according....Fullstory

2014-09-20 09:01 AM

New indictment against ex-BP exec

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into....Fullstory

2014-09-20 09:01 AM

Saturday, September 27
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, September 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1540 - Pope....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:42 AM

Moody's backs UK bond rating after Scotland vote

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotland decided against national....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- A lawyer for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one....Fullstory

2014-09-20 06:01 AM

UN envoy says Iraq looks to countries for help

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is telling the U.N. Security Council the country is looking to the international community to....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

Sweden: Russian military jets violate air space

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said....Fullstory

2014-09-20 03:01 AM

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