AP - ap.online.headlines.general http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.general News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:05:13 -0400 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:15:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US-United-States-Iraq-Airstrikes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-United-States-Iraq-Airstrikes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:482e WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:29:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/EU-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_EU-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:458d BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:04:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/AP-Syria-Peacekeepers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AP-Syria-Peacekeepers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:45ea BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:35:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/Ebola-Hammered.Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_Ebola-Hammered.Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4662 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business. Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:10:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/AP-ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AP-ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:46ec RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:11:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/EU-Ukraine-Resurgent-Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_EU-Ukraine-Resurgent-Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:46e2 STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:29:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/ML-Israel-Palestinians-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_ML-Israel-Palestinians- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:45eb JERUSALEM (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel. Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:51:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/LT--Nicaragua-Miners.Trapped/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_LT--Nicaragua-Miners.Trapped c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:44ca BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:24:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/LT--Brazil-Favela.Debutante.Ball-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_LT--Brazil-Favela.Debutante.Ball-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:48c0 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police. Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:51:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/FBN--Rams-Sam.Cut/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_FBN--Rams-Sam.Cut c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:479d ST. LOUIS (AP) — Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone. Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:13:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:45dc MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease. Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:49:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US--Women.in.Hard.Hats-Abridged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Women.in.Hard.Hats-Abridged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:46b0 NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:30:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US-MED-Heart-Failure/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-MED-Heart-Failure c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:460c A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:48:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US-Midterm-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Midterm-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:462f WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:36:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US-California-Earthquake-Winery-Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-California-Earthquake-Winery-Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4650 NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:32:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/EU-Europe-Top-Jobs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_EU-Europe-Top-Jobs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4651 BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job. Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:46:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:456a KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:41:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US-Immigration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Immigration c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:45b2 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:41:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/AS--India-China-What.Dispute_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS--India-China-What.Dispute_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:453d NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other. Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:27:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/08/30/US--Health.Overhaul-Tax.Forms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Health.Overhaul-Tax.Forms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:459c WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.