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NEW YORK (AP) â€” The United States pressed ahead Monday with intensive talks aimed at averting a showdown over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations this week, asking key Muslim ally Turkey not to allow its rift with Israel to grow wider and hoping to coax cooperation from a noncommittal Russia.
MIAMI (AP) â€” The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who trained to kill at an al-Qaida camp and also has a long, violent criminal history, a federal appeals court ruled Monday as it threw out the sentence.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The military has begun accepting applications from openly gay recruits but will not act on them until the legal ban on openly gay service is lifted Tuesday, says a Pentagon official.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Stocks are sinking on fresh doubts about a bailout package for Greece. The deep slide comes in the wake of Wall Street’s best week in months.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Netflix Inc. is formally separating its online streaming and DVD-by-mail service, naming the latter "Qwikster."
NEW YORK (AP) â€” When Wendy’s decided to remake its 42-year-old hamburger, the chain agonized over every detail. A pickle chemist was consulted. Customers were quizzed on their lettuce knowledge. And executives went on a cross-country burger-eating tour.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” After 19 years hiding her relationship with an active-duty Army captain, Cathy Cooper is getting ready to exhale. On Tuesday, the policy known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" will expire. And Cooper will dare speak her love’s name in public.
RENO, Nev. (AP) â€” The World War II-era plane that plummeted into an air-race crowd like a missile bore little resemblance to its original self. It was rebuilt for speed, if not for stability.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) â€” Yemeni government forces opened fire with anti-aircraft guns and automatic weapons on tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital demanding ouster of their longtime ruler, killing at least 26 and wounding dozens, medical officials and witnesses said.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) â€” A gunman killed a person Sunday at a central Florida home, then wounded two others at a church about a block away, authorities said. It was unknown if a suspect had been caught.
At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears.
GAUHATI, India (AP) â€” A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal on Sunday night, killing at least nine people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal’s capital running into the streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Drawing a bright line with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of his long-term deficit reduction plan, according to senior administration officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Even as President Barack Obama prepares his opening bid on long-term debt reduction, the White House wants to keep the focus on jobs and is determined to avoid getting sucked into another budget fight with lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Even as President Barack Obama prepares his opening bid on long-term deficit reduction, the White House wants to keep the focus on jobs and is determined to avoid getting sucked into another budget fight with lawmakers.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) â€” A bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed as spies in Iran hit a snag Sunday because a judge whose signature is needed on the bail papers was on vacation, the prisoners’ lawyer said, dashing hopes for their immediate release.
RENO, Nev. (AP) â€” A World War II-era plane had a video camera facing outward, and memory cards were found at the scene where it crashed near a grandstand in Reno.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” With a tense week ahead for the future of the Middle East, the United States and Europe scrambled Sunday for a strategy that would help avoid a jarring showdown over whether to admit an independent Palestine as a new United Nations member. Instead, they sought to guide Israel and the Palestinians back into the tough bargaining on a long-sought peace agreement.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The U.S. and Europe are racing to avert or delay a looming showdown over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations this week that may kill already badly wounded Mideast peace hopes.
BANI WALID, Libya (AP) â€” Libyan revolutionary forces repelled an attack by Moammar Gadhafi loyalists on Sunday but faced fierce resistance from a valley separating them from the loyalist stronghold of Bani Walid, fighters said.