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July 11, 2016 - 4:01am
1 week 4 days ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Former South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has also called for a cease-fire, shortly after the country's president ordered the army to cease hostilities.

Machar made the call Monday evening in an interview with South Sudan-based Eye Radio.

President Salva Kiir had declared a unilateral cease-fire in a conflict that has seen fierce clashes between his army and opposition forces spread beyond the capital.

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July 11, 2016 - 3:57am
1 week 5 days ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Witnesses say clashes between rival factions of South Sudan's army are continuing in the capital, with major blasts being heard.

An aid worker in the Tomping area of Juba, where the airport and a U.N. base are located, described a "massive explosion" early Monday.

A resident in the Gudele area of Juba said there were explosions and heavy gunfire. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity, citing safety concerns....

July 11, 2016 - 3:26am
1 week 5 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of police officers in Dallas (all times local):

11 p.m.

A Texas community college says two of its officers were injured in the deadly attack on police during a protest in downtown Dallas.

El Centro College said in a statement posted on its website Sunday night that Cpl. Bryan Shaw and Officer John Abbott were hurt in Thursday's attack.

The statement says Shaw was...

July 11, 2016 - 3:26am
1 week 5 days ago

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is set to deliver a speech on veterans' health care reform, seeking to spell out his policy agenda and convince still-reticent Republicans to support h im.

Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, will be speaking in Virginia Beach, Virginia, not far from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, where he first unveiled his plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs last October, promising to modernize the system, while minimizing...

July 11, 2016 - 3:23am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has returned early from an overseas trip to begin trying to comfort those unsettled by the series of recent shootings.

After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas. Obama is due to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service for the five police officers killed Thursday when a shooter opened fire at a protest over police brutality.

Obama is expected to meet with victims'...

July 11, 2016 - 3:21am
1 week 5 days ago

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Authorities made more than 160 arrests in Louisiana's capital during a long hot weekend of protests over killings by police, with only one reported injury among the ranks when an officer was hit by a projectile.

Police in riot gear kept protesters from entering Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge on Sunday, thwarting a tactic activists have attempted around in the country in the aftermath of the killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando...

July 11, 2016 - 3:17am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

That transplant lasted a remarkable four decades, and now Hudson's recovery from a second one showcases how far organ transplants have come and the hurdles still present.

Transplants still require courage, but medical advances have made them more commonplace. Hudson's...

July 11, 2016 - 2:01am
1 week 5 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas police chief says the suspect in the deadly attack on officers taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them and at one point asking how many officers he had shot.

The chief and the county's most senior elected official also said Sunday that Micah Johnson had larger attack plans and possessed enough explosive material to inflict far greater harm.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says Johnson, a black...

July 11, 2016 - 1:40am
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Gun-rights activists, some of them openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who flocked to downtown Dallas last week to protest police shootings of blacks.

Their presence was part of the new legal landscape in Texas. Earlier this year, the state allowed people to openly carry firearms in public.

When a sniper started gunning down officers patrolling the peaceful march, the attack ignited panic...

July 11, 2016 - 1:04am
1 week 5 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Fears that Boston's iconic Citgo sign may soon go dark have spurred an effort to give it landmark status.

The Boston University building on which the 3,600-square-foot red, white and blue sign sits is for sale. Some worry a new owner will remove or alter the decades-old fixture of the city's skyline.

The Boston Landmarks Commission meets Tuesday to decide whether to launch a study to determine if it qualifies for preservation as a...

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