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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Mar. 25, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage...

The Latest: Israel military mobilizes troops after attack

Mar. 25, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Israeli military says it is reinforcing troops along the Gaza border and calling up reserves after a rocket attack on an Israeli home. Maj. Mika Lifshitz, a military spokeswoman,...

Israeli military says it's reinforcing troops along Gaza border and calling up reserves after rocket attack

Mar. 25, 2019 4:45 AM EDT
KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Israeli military says it's reinforcing troops along Gaza border and calling up reserves after rocket attack.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on Israel

Mar. 25, 2019 2:06 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on Israel.

Explosion heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wail; military says rocket fired from Gaza

Mar. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Explosion heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wail; military says rocket fired from Gaza.

The Latest: Candidates push for new Democratic leadership

Mar. 24, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 7:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are making it clear that there are new voices competing for voters' attention. California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a signal to the nation's old-guard that there's a time to move aside. At an Atlanta church...

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize

Mar. 24, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor won a $1 million prize on Sunday for his work teaching in a government-run school that has just one computer and shoddy Internet access. The annual Global Teacher Prize was awarded to...

US backed Syrian force clears area retaken from IS

Mar. 24, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday and arrested a number of militants hiding in tunnels, a day after declaring military victory and the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate. The U.S.-led coalition said the...

Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Mar. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of Romania and Honduras on Sunday announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivered their announcements at the American...

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

Mar. 24, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement, the...