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NYPD officer shot by another in gunfightNEW YORK (AP) – An argument at a block party escalated into gunfire that killed one man and wounded several others, including a police officer shot by a...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Afghans: Civilian deaths up in ’10

KABUL – Civilian war deaths in the first seven months of 2010 rose by 6 percent over the same period last year, Afghanistan’s human-rights commission said Sunday. The modest increase suggested that...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Baghdad’s traffic police want guards

BAGHDAD – Baghdad’s traffic cops are demanding their own guards after at least 10 were killed during the last week in drive-by shootings and other attacks that have set back efforts to restore...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Safety program gets minorities swimming

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Six-year-old Queen Epps is decked out in her pink Spongebob Squarepants bathing suit and purple goggles, ready to learn how to hold her breath.She is one of 17 students from...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

K-9 PTSD? Some vets say dogs stressed by war

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Gina was a playful, 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pakistani school seeks to turn boys away from Taliban

SWAT VALLEY, Pakistan – The painting is disturbing: raindrops shaped like bullets and branches intended to look like blood-soaked necks. The artist was a boy recruited by the Taliban to help kill...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

10 die on Afghan mission

KABUL, Afghanistan – They hiked for more than 10 hours over rugged mountains – unarmed and without security – to bring medical care to isolated Afghan villagers until their humanitarian mission...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gulf seafood tries to shake oily image

NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude began gushing from the sea floor. But those who harvest, process and sell the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More rain hits flooded Pakistan, Islamists step up

SUKKUR, Pakistan – Authorities evacuated thousands of Pakistanis living along expanding rivers Saturday as forecasts predicted even more heavy rain could deepen the country’s flood crisis. As the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Castro makes 1st government appearance

HAVANA – A lively and healthy-looking Fidel Castro appealed to President Barack Obama to stave off global nuclear war in an emphatic address to parliament Saturday that marked his first official...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fires worsen Moscow smog

MOSCOW – A suffocating smog from wildfires hung over the Russian capital Saturday, raising the concentration of dangerous pollutants to a new high as exasperated residents donned masks and dozens...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Basra blasts kill 20 Iraqis, wound scores

BAGHDAD – Explosions killed at least 20 people and wounded as many as 100 Saturday night at a downtown market in Iraq’s second-largest city, a senior official said, coming at the end of a violent...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World