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US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said... more »»

 
 
 
Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

September 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization. more »»

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

September 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday. more »»

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. more »»

S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

September 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said... more »»

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

September 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. more »»

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

September 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. more »»

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

September 17, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. more »»

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

September 17, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc... more »»

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said... more »»

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

September 17, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as... more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 17, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. more »»

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 17, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation o... more »»

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

September 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been... more »»

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

September 16, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as... more »»

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

September 16, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodie... more »»

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. more »»

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said... more »»

UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

September 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. more »»

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

September 16, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday September 17, 2014

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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