IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies
LIMA, Peru (AP) — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.
Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly American attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan occurred despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.
Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.
Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.
US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.
In writings, Oregon gunman ranted about others being crazy
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week complained in writings he left behind that everyone else was crazy and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said.
NATO chief: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time."
Syria's skies crowded with multiple air forces
WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict.
Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.
Attack in Yemen's Aden kills 15; Islamic State claims blasts
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Attacks targeting exiled Yemeni officials and Saudi-led troops fighting in the country's civil war killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials previously blame on Yemen's Shiite rebels.
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