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West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.... 9/16/2014 6:26 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.... 9/16/2014 6:21 PM

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) -- A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday on money-laundering charges, the nation's top investigative agency said.... 9/16/2014 6:21 PM

Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight of Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the United Nations says that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.... 9/16/2014 6:14 PM

Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."... 9/16/2014 6:10 PM

Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive
TORONTO (AP) -- It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed.... 9/16/2014 6:09 PM

French prime minister wins confidence vote
PARIS (AP) -- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party.... 9/16/2014 5:56 PM

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.... 9/16/2014 5:44 PM

Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said.... 9/16/2014 5:42 PM


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli military says mortar fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, first time since war's end.... 9/16/2014 5:39 PM

12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.... 9/16/2014 5:38 PM

Egypt minister projects 6% growth in 3 years
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's finance minister is predicting growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.... 9/16/2014 5:38 PM

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.... 9/16/2014 5:15 PM

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.... 9/16/2014 5:10 PM

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.... 9/16/2014 5:06 PM

Sri Lanka backs China's maritime 'Silk Road' plan
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.... 9/16/2014 4:46 PM

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 4:37 PM

Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.... 9/16/2014 4:27 PM

Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families - some with children - had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week alone and accused Turkey's government of doing little to stem the flow.... 9/16/2014 4:23 PM

Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen, the city's archdiocese said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 4:15 PM