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Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officials

An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said. The Islamist group's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed in a state...

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Israeli fire kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Tuesday it struck a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip in response to militant fire at Israeli troops, while Hamas said two of its fighters were killed after taking part in a gunfire parade inside a militan...

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Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. Twin fires in Northern California being treat...

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Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trial

Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trialA day after testifying against longtime boss Paul Manafort, Rick Gates returned to the witness stand Tuesday as the government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. Gates walked into a packed courtroom a day after he calmly acknowledged having embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort and said the two had committed crimes together by stashing money in foreign bank accounts and falsifying bank loan documents. Prosecutors summoned Gates, described by witnesses as Manafort's "right-hand man," to give jurors the direct account of a co-conspirator they say carried out an elaborate offshore tax-evasion and fraud scheme on behalf of his boss.


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Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story

Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion storyMILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about the explosion of a tanker truck in Italy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two people had died, based on incorrect information from the Italian carabinieri. On Tuesday, the carabinieri referred questions about the accident's death toll to highway officials, who said just one person was killed.


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Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday welcomed the killing of a leading Syrian weapons scientist but declined to comment on reports his government was behind the fatal bombing. General Aziz Asbar, head of a Syrian government weapons re...

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