West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel

AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government.

  • Written by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press

GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China

BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries

CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths.

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What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure.

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