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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine | Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Members of the OSCE examine the scene of a shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and s…

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko makes a statement, at Boryspil airport in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Poroshenko canceled his visit to Turkey on Thursday due to a "sharp escalation of the situation in the Donetsk region, particularly in Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo, as Russi…

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine,"…

18 hours ago
Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Local residents look at a burned car, hit by shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and…

18 hours ago
AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely th…

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am Related
Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

FILE - This September 2012 file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill…

August 20, 2014 6:28 pm
In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in Gaza are emerging - with the ratio perhaps more important t…

August 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, judges and clerks of the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal stand inside the court hall of a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Three and a half decades after the genoci…

August 07, 2014 5:29 pm
'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

A pickup drives along a road where a wildfire rages early Friday, July 18, 2014, near Brewster, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

July 18, 2014 2:40 pm
Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

An Israeli tank maneuvers to take a position along the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Israel and Hamas have begun observing a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire, as fighting extended into a 10th day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so …

July 17, 2014 5:11 pm
Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village i…

July 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with tail number 9M-MRD _ the same aircraft that was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border on Thursday, July 17, 2014 _ takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down Thursd…

July 17, 2014 2:50 pm
Activist group: Jihadists besiege Syrian city

Activist group: Jihadists besiege Syrian city

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State was originally al-Qaida's branch in Iraq, but it used Syria's civil war to vau…

June 13, 2014 10:28 am
Sounding off on Bergdahl criticism

Sounding off on Bergdahl criticism

In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban on May 31, 2014, in exch…

June 10, 2014 12:44 pm
Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers — all without firing a bullet.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

As Boston buries its dead, more evidence gathered

BOSTON | The Boston area held funerals for two more of its dead Tuesday — including an 8-year-old boy — as more details emerged from U.S. officials and family members about how the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been swayed by a radical, anti-American strain of Islam.

April 23, 2013 4:39 pm Related
Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

A moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is observed on Boylston Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday.

April 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Five days of fear: What happened in Boston

BOSTON | In the tight rows of chairs stretched across the Commonwealth Ballroom, the nervousness — already dialed high by two bombs, three deaths and more than 72 hours without answers — ratcheted even higher.

April 21, 2013 12:15 pm
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