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The Latest: Israeli PM threatens more strikes on Gaza

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has pounded militant sites in Gaza on a scale not seen since the 2014 war and is "prepared to do a lot more." Netanyahu spoke via satellite Tuesday to the AIPAC...

Israeli PM consults with military after Gaza violence

Mar. 26, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. Schools in southern Israel were...

Syrians protest Trump's decision on Golan Heights

Mar. 26, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says thousands of Syrians have gathered in the streets of different cities to protest President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. SANA posted photographs of a march in the southern city of Sweida on...

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

Mar. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an...

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

Mar. 25, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Tuesday Israeli forces were continuing early Tuesday to strike targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory....

Victory lap and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever

Mar. 25, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He kept up a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds. To most of America, it was just another Monday. For President Donald Trump, it was, perhaps, his best day ever. Trump...

The Latest: House chairs want full Mueller report by April 2

Mar. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Democratic leaders of six House committees are demanding that Congress have the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller "no later" than April 2. The chairmen of the panels wrote in...

Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

The Latest: UN views annexation of the Golan 'null and void'

Mar. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.N. Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights "null and void and without international legal effect" — and the U.N....

Mueller report reprieve becomes Trump's re-election weapon

Mar. 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the "witch hunt" is only just beginning. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Trump's campaign is over, it's being transformed into a rallying cry and a weapon for the president's re-election campaign. The pall of...