February 11, 2016

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Spasm of violence in Kashmir worst in years

Rehmat Bibi shows a motor shell while she sits on the rubble of her house, damaged during clashes between Pakistani forces and Indian's, in Dhamala Hakimwala village in Pakistan's Punjab province, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Iram Shazadi was making breakfast for her family when bullets started whizzing through her dusty Pakistani village just a half-kilometer (quarter-mile) from the Indian-controlled area of disputed Kashmir. Then a mortar shell fired by Indian forces slammed into her home, killing her two young sons and her husband’s mother in the Read More…

Police: Officer fatally shoots man in St. Louis

Crowds confront police near the scene in in south St. Louis where a man was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer on Wednesday. St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins said the 32-year-old officer was working a secondary security job late Wednesday when the shooting happened. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday. The killing led to an angry demonstration, with some protesters likening it to the August killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer in nearby Ferguson. St. Louis Police Read More…

Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

A protester holds a placard as he marches in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday during a demonstration seeking to draw attention to the Islamic State's onslaught against the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani. In a careful-what-you-wish-for Read More…

New US-led airstrikes hit besieged Syrian town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition pounded positions of the Islamic State group in the Syrian border town of Kobani on Thursday in some of the most intensive strikes in the air campaign so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group said. But despite the airstrikes overnight and into the morning, the Islamic Read More…

Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola

Promise, 16, Emmanuel Junior, 11,  and Benson, 15,  Cooper sit at their St. Paul Bridge home in Monrovia, Liberia. The Cooper children are now orphans, having lost their mother, Princess, in July, and their father Emmanuel in August. Their 5-month-old baby brother Success also succumbed to the virus in August. Ruth, their 13-year-old sister is being hospitalized with Ebola. The three never fell sick to the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First 16-year-old Promise Cooper’s mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. The following month, her father developed the same headache and fever. Her baby brother grew listless and sick too, and refused to take a bottle. That’s when Read More…

US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

Passenger Don Heim, right, of Alpharetta, Ga., is briefed by Transportation Security Administration trainer Byron Gibson before going through a new expedited security line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama calls it a “belt and suspenders” approach — an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and health officials Read More…

Heroin epidemic turns into campaign issue

COLUMBUS — As Ohio’s heroin epidemic worsens, the state’s response to the problem blamed for killing hundreds of residents a year has become a campaign issue. In the race for attorney general, Democratic challenger David Pepper has accused GOP incumbent Mike DeWine of a slow response to the heroin problem since taking office in 2011. Read More…

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US dies

Thomas Eric Duncan

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Oct. 8

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani  The dramatic appeal comes after Islamic State fighters pushed into parts of the town located on the Syria-Turkish border. 2. What U.S. Ebola training focuses on  Physicians practice Read More…

Geithner grilled in court over AIG bailout

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this July 25, 2012 file photo. Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government’s 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant’s former CEO over the handling of the rescue. On Tuesday, Geithner affirmed his belief that the bailout was needed to avert disaster Read More…