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Iraq calls for state of emergency after militant takeover

Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pressed parliament to declare a state of emergency.


Up to 30 women abducted in new Nigerian attack

Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said.


CIA cites 15 employees for harassment

Fifteen CIA employees were found to have committed sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year, including a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in "bullying, hostile behavior," and an operative who was sent home from an overseas post for inappropriately touching female colleagues, according to an internal CIA document obtained by The Associated Press.


Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

Hillary Clinton says she understands 'hard life'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she and former President Bill Clinton "fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans," seeking to refine remarks she made about the pair being "dead broke" when they left the White House.


Charges expected in Seattle campus shooting

Prosecutors are expected to file charges against the man accused of killing one person and wounding two others in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University.


Iraq calls for state of emergency

Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings.


Vegas police killer decried government on YouTube

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His face painted to look like the comic book villain the Joker, a man who would months later gun down two police officers and a good Samaritan punctuates his political rant with manic glares at the camera. In another online video, Jerad Miller warns that police can't be trusted.


Pakistani forces repel attack near Karachi airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility near the Karachi airport on Tuesday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces, just days after the brazen Taliban assault on the city's busy airport shocked the country.


Morgan crash fuels debate over tired truckers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules.


In second attack, gun battle at Karachi airport academy

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for an attack on a security academy at Karachi's airport on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taliban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people. "We accept responsibility for another successful attack against the government," Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told Reuters.

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