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UN: Syria's neighbors host 4M refugees...Ex-spy chief: Stop criticizing Iran deal...3D shipwrecks

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 7, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.



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GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s Geneva office says 4 million Syrian refugees will start moving toward Europe unless the world community gives money to three neighboring countries of Syria where they now live. Michael Moeller tells The Associated Press that U.N. member states need to offset the costs being borne by Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. He adds that people in countries receiving the refugees need to stop regarding "every refugee" as a terrorist or a job-stealer.

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — The former chief of Israel's spy agency says it is time for Israel to stop criticizing the United States over the nuclear deal it and world powers struck with Iran. Speaking at a counterterrorism conference, former Mossad (moh-SAHD') chief Meir Dagan says: "The problem is Iran, not President Obama." Dagan has been a fierce critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line policies regarding Iran.

BOSTON (AP) — The White House says an executive order the president signed today should benefit 300,000 federal contract workers who don't currently get paid sick leave. The order requires contractors to provide employees a minimum of one hour paid leave for every hour worked. President Barack Obama also took a shot at Republicans during a Labor Day speech in Boston, saying GOP economic policies amount to looking up at the sky and waiting for prosperity to come raining down.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that has been surrounded over time by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday — or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their mining enterprise to the Air Force in the 1940s. Family representatives say they'll reject the deal — at least for now.

ABOARD THE RESEARCH VESSEL STORM (AP) — Marine archaeologists are creating 3-D images of the many shipwrecks resting far below the surface of Lake Huron. Researchers say the images they are developing will be useful for archaeological assessment and monitoring. They'll also provide the public a broader understanding of wrecks otherwise inaccessible to everyone but experienced deep divers.

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