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Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

08/21/2014 12:40am
The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.

Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

08/21/2014 1:50am
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

08/21/2014 4:50am
Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect — a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86

08/21/2014 7:40am
Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.

Bismarck's new mayor looks to future

08/21/2014 10:01am
The role of mayor proves a different experience for Mike Seminary two months after being elected. He finds himself busier than he was in his six years as a city commissioner.

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

08/21/2014 10:50am
The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.

Philly university probes reported attack, slurs

08/21/2014 11:00am
A Philadelphia university says it is investigating a reported attack on a student that allegedly included what the school called "religious slurs."

Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

08/21/2014 1:41pm
A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.

Correction: Emirates-Terrorism Law story

08/21/2014 2:31pm
In a story Aug. 20 about a new counter-terrorism law in the United Arab Emirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gulf researcher Nicholas McGeehan works for Amnesty International. He works for Human Rights Watch.