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Flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj.
February 18, 2018 - 2:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is saying that the death toll in a commercial airplane crash is 65. IRNA reported Sunday night that one passenger did not make the flight. That...
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This undated photo shows Joaquin Oliver, known by his nickname "Guac." Oliver, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy of Tyra Hemans via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, wiped out...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say. The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about...
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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 2:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such "exceptionally terrifying" crimes from happening again. Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted his thoughts after a telephone conversation with...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of his travel, including frequent first-class flights. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman confirmed the trip's postponement in an...
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FILE - This Jan. 2018 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapia - and covered in corn husks during treatment at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis, Calif. Two female bears badly burned in a wildfire are back home in the Los Padres National Forest. KABC-TV reports recent photos and GPS tracking show the bears are moving around and in good health in the forest after suffering burn injuries in December from a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The bears were released back into the wild in January. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
February 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild. Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that recent photos and GPS tracking data show the bears are moving around and appear to be in good health in Los Padres...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual "State of Hungary" speech in Budapest, Hungary, in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The inscription reads: "For us Hungary is first!" (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 1:03 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says that "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam." Viktor Orban said Sunday during his 20th annual...
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In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 photo, U.S. Army Sgt. Kaylin Jones, 25, stands at a guard tower on the perimeter of a small coalition outpost on the western edge of Iraq. A few hundred American troops are stationed at a small outpost near the town of Qaim along Iraq's border with Syria. Thousands of U.S. troops and billions of dollars spent by Washington helped bring down the Islamic State group in Iraq, but many of the divisions and problems that helped fuel the extremists’ rise remain. (AP Photo/Susannah George)
February 18, 2018 - 12:03 pm
QAIM, Iraq (AP) — From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of...
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In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, Chelsea Cobo holds her son, Christopher, in framed photos arranged as a shrine at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cobo disappeared in May of 2016. New DNA science developed to identify the skeletal remains of the 9/11 dead now serves another desperate need: helping families find long-missing loved ones, dead or alive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 18, 2018 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human...
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In this photo released by Lennart Preiss/MSC 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, holds a part of a downed drone during his speech at the Munich Security Conference, MSC, in Munich , Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Lennart Preiss/MSC 2018/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 11:30 am
MUNICH (AP) — The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should "not test Israel's resolve" as he showed off what he said was part of a downed Iranian drone...
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