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FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore.  Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory.   Mikulski became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Obama has votes to seal Iran deal

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th commitment came from Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring next year after three decades in the Senate. In a statement she said “no deal is …

Migrants barred from trains for 2nd day

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe. The migrants, who have swamped every nook and cranny of public …

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Ill. officer’s death

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened. After an intensive 14-hour “grid search” of homes, railroad tracks …

Protesters pressure Malaysian PM

Sunday, August 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal. Large crowd of protesters …

Calif. families learn about coping in time of drought

Sunday, August 30, 2015

TULARE, Calif. — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from …

Dominica declares disaster

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island. Officials evacuated the first 109 of roughly 1,000 …

New Orleans, Gulf Coast communities mark Katrina milestone

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as …

Another temple hit by militants

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized …

Police probe ambush of Houston-area deputy

Sunday, August 30, 2015

HOUSTON — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon …

Nations press for EU action on migrants

Monday, August 31, 2015

BERLIN — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was …

Europe’s migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Saturday, August 29, 2015

VIENNA — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya …

Gunman in TV killings remembered as ‘professional victim’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a “professional victim.” When the station tried to persuade Flanagan to get along …

Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place

Saturday, August 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord …