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Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza's deadly recurring protests

Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza's deadly recurring protests

Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel's perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance.
Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops

Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops

LEICESTER, Mass. — People lined up in the rain Tuesday morning to be among the first customers at the first two legal pot shops on the U.S. East Coast, more than two years after Massachusetts voters approved of recreational marijuana for adults.
Gunman in Chicago hospital shooting had prior complaint

Gunman in Chicago hospital shooting had prior complaint

CHICAGO — A man who fatally shot his ex-fiancee outside a Chicago hospital before killing two people inside the building was the subject of a protection order request filed four years ago by another woman, yet he had legally purchased several guns in

Macedonia's fugitive ex-PM says granted asylum in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister said Tuesday he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction.
400 years later, natives who helped Pilgrims gain a voice

400 years later, natives who helped Pilgrims gain a voice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone's invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and their lives.

Man gets probation for 'Field of Dreams' site vandalism

DUBUQUE, Iowa — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" must serve two to five years of probation.

Novelist William Kennedy to receive prestigious Irish award

ALBANY, N.Y. — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy will receive an award from Ireland's president for his Albany-based literary works focusing on the Irish-American experience.
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and dest
Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 50 killed

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 50 killed

KABUL — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected

BRUSSELS — The global chemical weapons watchdog's initiative to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks survived two institutional challenges from Russia on Tuesday and is set to become operational next year. The U.S.