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  • Israel demolishes attackers' homes in crackdown

    Tue, 1:22am

    Palestinians throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in east Jerusalem, on October 5, 2015 as violence spiked in east Jerusalem and the occupied West BankIsrael on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks on Israelis and sealed off a room in another, the army said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest. The houses knocked down were the former homes of Ghassan Abu Jamal and Mohammed Jaabis, a military statement said, and were placed under demolition orders after the men attacked Israelis last year. Armed with meat cleavers and a pistol, Abu Jamal and his cousin Uday Abu Jamal killed four rabbis and a policeman before being shot dead in November 2014.

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  • Dutch freighter sinks after crash off Belgian coast, no fatalities

    Tue, 1:15am

    A small Dutch freight ship sank early Tuesday morning after colliding with a tanker in the North Sea off the Belgian coast, the Netherlands' coast guard said. Coast Guard spokeswoman Vanessa Strijbosch said 11 of the 12 crew of the Dutch freighter Flinterstar were rescued from frigid North Sea waters, and one was being treated for hypothermia. The rescue operation, which included at least three rescue ships, five tug boats and a helicopter, was led and coordinated by the Belgian coast guard, with assistance from the Dutch. read more
  • FIFA head hopeful accuses Blatter of smear

    Tue, 1:10am

    FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon, speaking in Seoul on June 3, 2015, says FIFA's ethics committee has launched an "unfair" hearing to suspend him for up to 19 years, at the behest of the body's scandal-hit president Sepp BlatterFIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon on Tuesday accused Sepp Blatter of trying to smear him via the body's ethics committee, in a bid to force the South Korean to drop his candidacy. Chung said the committee had launched an "unfair" hearing to suspend him for up to 19 years, at the behest of FIFA's scandal-hit president. The investigation is based on alleged vote-trading and other wrongdoings related to bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.

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  • California becomes fifth state with right-to-die law

    Mon, 11:15pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the more
  • US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

    Mon, 10:14pm

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy attends a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, to announce resolution of federal and state claims against BP for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the restoration of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil platform explosion killed 11 and led to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, with up to a million gallons of oil per day spilling into the sea and washing up on the coastlines of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

    Mon, 10:04pm

    DiLorenzo leaves flowers at a memorial outside Umpqua Community College in RoseburgBy Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college days ago were welcomed back to campus Monday by grief counselors, comfort dogs and words of encouragement from faculty, but classes remained canceled through the week. The White House later in the day said President Barack Obama, who spoke out forcefully in favor of stricter gun control measures after the massacre, planned to visit Roseburg on Friday to meet privately with families of the victims. Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, a Republican and self-described supporter of gun rights in the former timber community 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, said he welcomed the Democratic president to visit when the White House called on Monday to ask whether Obama should make the trip.

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