Michael Cohen visits NY courthouse a month after guilty plea

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid an unannounced visit Friday to the federal courthouse ...
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Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, ...
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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
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Israeli soldiers accused of sexually harassing Palestinian women at checkpoint

The suspects, who were deployed at the Qalandiyah checkpoint next to Ramallah, are thought to have conducted searches of Palestinian ...
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How Waze is trying to make carpooling fun

Gai Berkovich, the development director for the Google-owned company in Israel, tells Haaretz how the new carpool service wants to ...
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Iraqs Crisis: Can the Sunni Awakening Rise Again?

For nearly a week, media reports from Iraq were eerily similar to those half a decade ago: fierce clashes had erupted between Iraqi troops and al-Qaeda insurgents in Anbar province. A wide expanse of farmland and desert that extends from the western Baghdad suburbs to the Syrian border, Anbar was the scene of some of the most brutal fighting of the Iraq War, in which more than 1,300 American troops lost their lives along with nearly 10,000 Iraqis. The news that hit many American veterans the hardestwas that fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda had taken control of Fallujah, Anbars second largest city, where the U.S. fought two large, bloody battles in the spring and fall of 2004. At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah, a local journalist, who was not named for safety reasons,told the Washington Post.The police and the army have abandonedthe city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings.

Israel unveils 1,800 settler homes after Kerry visit

Palestinian children looking towards bungalows built by Israeli settlers on seized land near the West Bank city of Birzeit, on December 3, 2013Israel unveiled plans Friday for more than 1,800 new settler homes in a move the Palestinians said was aimed at forcing Washington to abandon its Middle East peace drive. The announcement triggered concerns in Washington and at the United Nations, and came just days after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up his latest visit to the region as part of tireless efforts to coax Israel and the Palestinians towards an elusive peace deal. The settlement move was widely believed to be an Israeli response to the release 10 days ago of a third batch of veteran Palestinian prisoners in accordance with commitments made to Washington last year. Just days before the 26 prisoners were freed, an Israeli official warned that the government would push ahead with plans for new settler homes as it has done twice previously in a bid to appease hardliners in the right-wing coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.