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    Afghan cop kills soldiers
    17 August 2012 13:27
     KABUL — A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they gave him a new weapon as a present. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops...
    Greek debt at €303.5b
    17 August 2012 13:24
     ATHENS — Greece's Finance Ministry says the country's total central government debt stood at €303.5 billion ($372.67 billion) at the end of July 2012, up from €280.2 billion at the end of the first three months of this year.

    The country has been struggling with a severe...
    Obama magic fades in Iowa
    17 August 2012 10:44
     IOWA - He avoids the State Fair bumper cars, speaks to smaller groups, and makes fewer promises than he did in 2008.

    Four years after Iowa propelled President Barack Obama to the White House, he needs the state more than ever, but a tour through his old campaign stomping...
    Drought worse in key states
    17 August 2012 10:24
     ST. LOUIS — Dry conditions have worsened in the key farming states of Kansas and Nebraska as the worst U.S. drought in decades continues, the latest national report said Thursday.

    The U.S. Drought Monitor said recent rains helped some farming states, but the land across the...
    Police find body parts
    17 August 2012 10:21
     TORONTO — A severed human head and foot have been discovered in a park near Toronto, police in Canada said Thursday.

    Peel police Acting Insp. Randy Cowan said officers discovered the head Thursday morning in the Credit River in Mississauga.

    Cowan said it's not...
    Doctor denies waterboarding
    17 August 2012 10:18
     GEORGETOWN — A U.S. doctor on Thursday denied allegations of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter as part of his research into near-death experiences.

    "How could anybody do such a thing?" Dr. Melvin Morse said while awaiting the start of a preliminary hearing on felony...
    Duke doing well in hospital
    17 August 2012 10:16
     LONDON — Prince Philip will likely remain hospitalized for a few more days while receiving treatment for a recurring bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

    The 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, in Scotland, on...
    Hollande to visit Germany
    17 August 2012 10:13
     BERLIN — French President Francois Hollande will travel to Berlin next week to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks about the euro.

    Officials in Paris and Berlin said Thursday that Hollande will make his second visit to the German capital on Aug. 23.

    Iraq attacks kill 59
    17 August 2012 10:07
     BAGHDAD — Insurgents in Iraq unleashed a relentless wave of attacks from before dawn until late at night Thursday, killing 59 people and wounding many more in a deadly show of force aimed at undermining the government's authority.

    The bomb and shooting attacks made for the...
    Deputies die in shootout
    17 August 2012 10:05
     LOUISIANA — Two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana were shot to death and two others were injured in an early-morning shootout west of New Orleans, authorities said Thursday.

    Five people — both male and female — are in custody, and two of them are hospitalized, authorities said....
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