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HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Cook County sheriff says last 4 hostages freed in standoff in Chicago suburb; 2 men in custody. ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. started a massi ...more

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.< ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help an establishment-preferred Republican in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.The powerful business group is putt ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's leadership is under domestic pressure not to hand achievements to Hamas after the Isla ...more

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Ba ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in early trading Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. Lowe's, the home improvement retail chain, fell after the company's outlook cam ...more

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OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes. State fire spokesman Chris Christopherso ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside parliament calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.Sharif and other lawmakers entered the buildin ...more