The Latest: Merkel's spokesman applauds prize for Tunisia
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.
Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.
Islamic State group seizes villages north of Aleppo city
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.
The Latest: Palestinian shot after stabbing officer
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)
AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor defends gun display
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. He says he's helping keep his city safe.
GOP in tumult after McCarthy's withdrawal from speaker race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the chamber's next speaker.
Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.
US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.
Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to offerng another wholesome dinner choice.
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