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Protesters storm embassy ... Working on possible sanctions ... Hunting for shooter

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 2, 2016 at 8:41 p.m.



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TEHRAN (AP) — Iran's top police official says his officers have cleared out protesters who stormed into Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran. The protesters were furious over the execution by Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite (SHEE'-eyet) cleric. Iranian news reports say they broke into the building early Sunday, setting fires and throwing papers from the roof.

HONOLULU (AP) — The White House says it has more diplomatic and technical work to do before announcing any new sanctions against Iran. The U.S. is considering a number of additional targets for sanctions in response to ballistic missile launches by Iran. Some members of Congress say the administration is being slow to act.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The hunt continues for a gunman who killed two people and wounded several others when he opened fire at a bar in Tel Aviv on Friday. Police say they are investigating possible motives. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the scene of the attack this evening. He said, "The brutality was incomprehensible."

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Missouri because of flooding. The declaration allows federal aid to be used to help state and local response efforts to storms that began Dec. 22 and flooding that continues. The floods are blamed for 24 deaths in Illinois and Missouri.

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are wrapping up the last day of their Hawaii vacation. Today, the president and his daughters visited his sister and his nieces in Honolulu. They all went to the zoo together The first family is scheduled to depart Hawaii later tonight and head back to Washington, D.C.

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