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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week’s cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups. Tuesday’s cease-fire ended the heaviest fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers since a … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

Energy companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, wiping out some of the market’s losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks are benefiting from a pickup in crude oil prices, which have fallen sharply in recent weeks on concerns of rising supplies. Industrial companies and banks were also climbing. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y | Buffalo bishop revises priest abuse list, fends off critics

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Embattled Bishop Richard Malone added 36 names Monday to a public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78, and described a “tsunami” of victims who came forward following the creation of a program to compensate victims. Addressing criticism over his handling of … Continue reading CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y | Buffalo bishop revises priest abuse list, fends off critics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Former Vice President Joe Biden bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, previewing on his first trip to the leadoff caucus state how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “It’s our leaders who need to … Continue reading CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa’s return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

PHOENIX | Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert

PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in … Continue reading PHOENIX | Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert

NEW YORK | Critics eye race, religion in New York campaign attack ads

NEW YORK— Several political campaigns in New York have come under criticism in recent weeks over campaign messaging that some say was designed to exploit voters’ racial biases or xenophobia. In the latest skirmish, a Democratic congressman in California assailed a Republican colleague in New York this week over a campaign attack ad that showed … Continue reading NEW YORK | Critics eye race, religion in New York campaign attack ads

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

GUATEMALA CITY — The Constitutional Court ordered President Jimmy Morales late Sunday to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to Guatemala, dealing a blunt rebuke to the leader who has sought in recent weeks to defang the body and its work. The unanimous ruling by the court’s five magistrates marked the … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted