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4 officers killed, 7 injured at protest in Dallas

DALLAS — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others, police said.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. Police later said in a statement that a suspect who was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers was is in custody and a person of interest had surrendered. They said a suspicious package was being secured by a bomb squad. READ

Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton

House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee. READ

EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil

EU leaders pressed British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday for a quick and clear plan for Britain's exit from their union, saying there's no turning back from last week's vote to leave despite worldwide uncertainty about the continent's future. READ

Trump levels clear warning shot as NAFTA leaders gather in Canada

Donald Trump has delivered his most explicit threat to smash the North American Free Trade Agreement just as the continent's three leaders gather to discuss building new ties. READ

Canada gets go-ahead to extradite Dutch man in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case

The mother of British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd says she feels numb but happy that a Dutch court has approved the extradition of a man implicated in her daughter's suicide following relentless cyberbullying. READ

Canada, Mexico clear air over visas on Mexican visitors, Canadian beef

Canada and Mexico moved Tuesday to rid themselves of long-standing trade and travel irritants, touting their relationship as a model against the growing strains of protectionism and isolation in the U.S. and Britain. READ

Suicide bombers target Istanbul airport, killing at least 28

ISTANBUL -- Several suicide bombers have hit Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 60 others, Istanbul's governor and other officials said Tuesday. READ

Greek government asks for 3-year aid program, races to submit suitable reforms proposal

Greece requested a new three-year rescue program from its European partners on Wednesday and rushed to complete a detailed plan of economic reforms in time to avoid the country’s descent into financial chaos. READ

U.S. Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia, but information was not widely shared

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday. READ

Canadian researcher Stephen Scherer among those predicted to win Nobel Prize

TORONTO — A Canadian researcher is being touted as a potential Nobel Prize winner by an organization that predicts which scientists are most likely to take home one of the coveted awards. READ

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 likely downed by “high energy objects” from outside

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. READ

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. READ

West Africa’s caseload tops all previous outbreaks combined

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of slum residents clashed with the gunmen, furious at being blamed and isolated by a government that has failed to quickly collect dead bodies from the streets. READ

Ukraine says Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people is shot down over eastern Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. READ

Iraq’s al-Maliki extends reconciliatory rhetoric to rival, but no solid measures

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation’s largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki went on a diplomatic offensive, reaching out in a televised address to try to regain support from the nation’s disaffected Sunnis and Kurds. READ

’Hunger Games’ salute flashed in protest in Thailand; arrests threatened

The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie “The Hunger Games” is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they’re being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop. READ

At 9-11 museum dedication, Obama says no act of terror can match strength, character of the US

President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism that followed the attacks. READ

Ukraine warily begins talks on ending crisis — but its pro-Russia foes aren’t invited

European-backed peace talks on ending Ukraine’s crisis began with little promise Wednesday when pro-Russian insurgents — who weren’t even invited to the session — demanded that the Kyiv government recognize their sovereignty. READ

Speech to deliver split message

WASHINGTON — Newly repackaged, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will deliver familiar content along with some targeted first-time initiatives that both test and illustrate the limits of divided government in an election year. READ

Santorum wins Louisiana

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum vowed to remain in the race after turning in an easy victory in the Louisiana primary, even though he still badly trails front-runner Mitt Romney and faces a nearly impossible task to win enough delegates to secure the Republican presidential nomination. READ

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