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2 dead, 3 injured in a school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW — Russian police say a student has killed a fellow student and wounded three more in a shooting at a college before taking his own life.

German economy grows slightly in 3Q, staving off recession

BERLIN — The German economy returned to modest growth in the July-September period, averting a widely-feared recession. The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday gross domestic product grew 0.1% compared with the previous quarter.

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals.
Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza appeared to have reached a cease-fire on Thursday to end two days of heavy fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel.
AP sources: Ex-Gov. Patrick says he’ll make presidential bid

AP sources: Ex-Gov. Patrick says he’ll make presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has told allies he will join the 2020 presidential race, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

MONTREAL — Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du Soleil circus company, appeared before a judge in French Polynesia on Wednesday over claims of cannabis cultivation.
Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in
As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months sho
Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening.

Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers.