• Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to fighting in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Islamic Jihad militant group appeared to be holding Thursday despite an earlier barrage of rocket fire that briefly disrupted a truce to end two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel.

    Updated: 6:09 am

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    Updated: 4:04 am

  • US stocks edge lower on Wall Street, erasing prior day gains

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid doubts about the status of a U.S.-Chinese trade deal after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.

    Updated: 9:20 pm

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    Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • Israeli strikes kill 2 Gaza militants; death toll now at 12

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32 Palestinians, including a 7-year-old boy and two other minors.

    Updated: 8:07 pm

  • Astros sign stealing charges latest to tarnish reputation

    HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top of the big league galaxy as World Series champions.

  • Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week.

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  • California regulators order inquiry into power outages

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents who said the shut-offs were too broad and poorly executed.