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Film by POW's daughter explores reconciliation with Japanese

TOKYO (AP) — As a child, filmmaker Jan Thompson wondered why her father would not talk about his experiences as a World War II veteran. She was angry when she finally learned about his suffering as a prisoner of war of Japan, and then started to speak up for him and his comrades.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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EU tries for new Turkey strategy to stem refugee flow

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's president derided Europe on Friday for not taking in more refugees — a dose of cold water for a European Union plan to give new aid and concessions to Turkey in exchange for stemming the unprecedented flow of people across borders.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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Palestinian with 'press' logo on shirt shot dead in stabbing

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian man wearing a T-shirt with the word "press" written on it in large letters stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday before being shot dead by troops, the latest in a monthlong spate of attacks.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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US analysts suspected Taliban at hospital; doctors deny it

WASHINGTON (AP) — American special operations analysts were scrutinizing an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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A filmmaker's quest to ID men behind Lockerbie bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Ken Dornstein was 19 years old and home for the holidays when he and his family received word that his 25-year-old brother, an aspiring writer living abroad, was one of 270 people killed when the New York-bound Boeing 747 he was flying on crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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Hastert attorney says former speaker intends to plead guilty

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago, a defense attorney told a federal judge Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Scottish prosecutors: 2 Libyans are Lockerbie bomb suspects

LONDON (AP) — A quarter century after one of the worst terror attacks in British history, prosecutors say they have identified two new Libyan suspects in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, and want U.S. and Scottish investigators to interview them in Tripoli.

Given Libya's instability, that may be a remote prospect.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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