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Israel agrees to U.N. probe of raid

JERUSALEM – Israel agreed Monday to participate in a U.N. investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last spring, a surprising departure from its traditional distrust of the …


Egypt to open Gaza border for aid, some travel

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely …


Israel claims activists prepared to fight

JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister claimed that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos in a deadly clash last week prepared for the fight ahead of time, before boarding …


Israelis intercept another ship

JERUSALEM – Learning hard lessons from Monday’s deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla, Israel’s navy Saturday seized without incident a second protest vessel trying to reach the shores of …


Israel denounces ship as terrorist operation

JERUSALEM – Israel on Wednesday deported hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists who had been detained after its commando attack Monday on a Gaza aid flotilla, and braced for the arrival of …


Israeli flotilla takeover sparks swift backlash

JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid …


Obama marks genocide without using word

SHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Candidate Obama repeatedly promised he’d call the almost century-old massacre of Armenians in Turkey as genocide. President Obama twice now has refused to do so.


Put a new spin on classic Thanksgiving dishes

Thanksgiving is the time for tradition. For most families, there’s never a question about what will be on the holiday table. But if you’re thinking of adding a new dish …


Turkish politician defies law with Kurdish speech

ISTANBUL – The leader of Turkey’s Kurdish lawmakers startled the country Tuesday by addressing Parliament in his native language, breaking the law in a nation that has tried for decades …


In the bird line, it helps to have pluck

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, in front of the main doors of the Salvation Army, the early birds stood or sat patiently in line. It was 30 degrees outside. Inside, volunteers …


In the bird line, pluck, patience pay

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, in front of the main doors of the Salvation Army, the early birds stood or sat patiently in line. It was 30 degrees outside. Inside, volunteers …


In the bird line, patience helps

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, in front of the main doors of the Salvation Army, the early birds stood or sat patiently in line. It was 30 degrees outside. Inside, volunteers …