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WikiLeaks to reveal more files

LONDON – WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said Thursday his organization is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file. The Pentagon warned that would be more...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blogger exposes drug war violence

MEXICO CITY – An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can’t get elsewhere – an inside view of their country’s raging drug war.Operating from behind a thick curtain of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Insurgency migrates east

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – As the spotlight of the Afghan war focuses on the south, insurgent activity is increasing in parts of the east, with Arab and other foreign fighters linked to al-Qaida...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BC-ML--Israel-Lebanon-Next Battle,Adv15,1238 Adv15 For release Sunday, Aug. 15 Underneath Lebanon, Israel sees hidden battlefield AP Photo NY432, NY437, NY436, NY435, NY434, NY433

MOUNT ADIR, Israel (AP) With tensions mounting along their shared border, Israel's military says Hezbollah is moving fighters and weapons into the villages of south Lebanon, building up a secret...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hiring weak as jobless claims rise

WASHINGTON – The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.It’s a sign that hiring remains weak and employers may...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Guantanamo Bay Naval BaseWar-crimes trial opens for youngest inmateGUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) – A war-crimes trial for Guantanamo’s youngest detainee opened Thursday with prosecutors...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Weak job news tips stocks down again

NEW YORK – Technology companies led the stock market to its third straight loss Thursday after an earnings report from Cisco Systems raised more questions about the economy.A weekly employment...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich jurors must meet Deadlocked panel ordered to deliberate

CHICAGO – A new message from the jury weighing the fate of Rod Blagojevich provided a few clues Thursday about their deadlock in deliberations, stirring speculation that the panel’s struggles could...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Wildfires could stir nuclear material

MOSCOW – Wildfires threatened to stir radioactive particles left over from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster back into the air over western Russia, and authorities boosted forest patrols to keep...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Blood diamond’ fears

JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe auctioned 900,000 carats of rough gems Wednesday from a diamond field where human-rights groups say soldiers killed 200 people, raped women and enslaved children.It was the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Death toll hits 1,100 in northwest China

ZHOUQU, China – Heavy rains lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to 1,117, although the fading hopes of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gulf marshes healing

BARATARIA BAY, La. – Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World