Bill Clinton says US aid coming to Haiti, criticizes donor delays in meeting pledges

Bill Clinton lobbies for earthquake aid to Haiti

Anti-US Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki for PM in move that could pave way for new government

Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki in key boost

Iraq’s prime minister gets strong boost from Shiite cleric

Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki

BAGHDAD — Powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is backing Iraq’s prime minister to retain power in a move that could speed an end to the seven-month political impasse.

Prosecutor says defendants feared Obama would curb gun rights, embarked on bank bomb plot

Father and son go on trial in Ore. bank bombing

Prosecutors: Times Square bomber believed bomb would kill at least 40, had planned 2nd attack

Government: Times Square bomber plotted 2nd attack

British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan with 3 local colleagues

British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Rights group accuses FBI of involvement in secret transfers of Kenyan bomb suspects to Uganda

Groups: Kenyan suspects secretly flown to Uganda

Fierce waves pound Bermuda as weakened Hurricane Igor passes just west of British island

Igor passes near Bermuda as Category 1 hurricane

Fierce waves pounding Bermuda as weakening Hurricane Igor bears down on British island

Igor nears Bermuda as Category 1 hurricane

Big waves pounding Bermuda as islanders rush to get ready before Hurricane Igor sweeps in

Big waves pound Bermuda as Hurricane Igor nears

Ugandan police arrest 2 Kenyan rights activists working on cases of suspected bombers

Ugandan police arrest 2 Kenyan rights activists

Basque group ETA announces another cease-fire, official says it’s not enough

Basque separatist group ETA announce cease-fire

US Sen. Lisa Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race to Joe Miller

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Obama administration: New rules should put distance between drilling inspectors, oil industry

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7 US troops killed in latest Afghanistan fighting, bringing August total to 41

7 US troops killed in latest Afghanistan fighting

6 US troops killed in latest Afghanistan fighting, bringing August total to 41

6 US troops killed in latest Afghanistan fighting

Here’s a switch: Murkowski talks up Senate seniority in bid for another term from Alaska

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Family of 24-year-old Ohio man killed by captive bear takes some comfort in animal’s death

Bear who mauled caretaker is put to death in Ohio

Democrats and Republicans remember Ted Stevens for helping Alaskans over 40 years in Senate

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VP Joe Biden and others remember Stevens, nation’s longest serving Republican senator

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Poland, a land of crucifixes, finds itself bitterly divided by a simple cross

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Car bomb targeting Iranian pilgrims in northern Iraq kills 5

Iranian pilgrims killed in north Iraq car bomb

5 killed, 9 injured in a car bomb targeting a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims north of Baghdad

5 killed in car bomb explosion in northern Iraq

Teen survivor released from hospital after Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Stevens

Teen survivor of fatal Alaska plane crash released

Sri Lanka’s government-appointed commission to probe civil war begins public sittings

Sri Lankan war commission begins public sitting

Alaska Sen. Stevens called Internet ’series of tubes,’ but was ‘Uncle Ted’ to constituents

Senator delivered billions for Alaska’s future

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens found dead in plane wreckage in remote part of home state

Former Alaska Sen. Stevens dies in plane crash

‘Zero nukes’ grows from flicker of hope to global cause; Hiroshima wonders, will Obama come?

Abolishing nukes: flicker of hope to global cause

Senate Democrats focus on Gulf oil spill response after giving up on comprehensive energy bill

Senate Democrats turn focus to Gulf spill response

Senate Democrats give up on comprehensive energy bill, focus on Gulf oil spill response

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THE INFLUENCE GAME: Families of people killed in 2009 crash press Congress over safety

President Barack Obama

North Korea says it is willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks; South wants proof

NKorea says it’s ready to return to nuclear talks

Suicide bomber strikes Iraqi army check point in Baghdad, killing 6 people, officials say

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 6 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into an Iraqi army check point in western Baghdad, killing six people and injuring 20 on Friday morning, officials said.

Chile president turns from quake rebuilding to fighting crime, promising more officers, raids

Chile’s Pinera turns from quake to crime-fighting

Elite Afghan police manning new checkpoints in Kandahar are visible sign of ramped up security

Elite cadre of Afghan police set up in Kandahar

Senate chairman launches tax probe of Transocean, drilling rig owner in Gulf oil spill

Senate chairman starts probe of Transocean’s taxes

Karzai denounces illegal profiteering, calls on other nations to stop drug trafficking

Karzai speaks out vs. drug smuggling, profiteering

Indonesia president hopes arrest will cripple group accused of plotting terror attacks

Indonesian president hopes arrest cripples cell

Indonesia’s president hopes high-profile arrest cripples new cell accused of plotting attacks

Indonesia’s president hopes arrest cripples cell

Suicide bombs kill 33 in Iraq as insurgents seek to take advantage of political deadlock

Suicide bombs kill 33 in Iraq, officials say

Al-Qaida in Iraq claims responsibility for deadly attack on central bank in Baghdad

Al-Qaida in Iraq claims deadly central bank attack

Kenya arrests 3 politicians for hate speech days after deadly rally where grenades killed 6

Kenya arrests 3 politicians under hate-speech law

Kenyan churches blame gov’t for explosions at rally; police comb park as death toll rises to 6

Kenyan churches blame gov’t for blasts at rally

Without evidence of oil spill coverup, experts say US faces hurdles in charging company execs

Oil spill criminal case difficult against execs

Organizers cancel Tour of Missouri bicycle race

Tour of Missouri bike race canceled

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Organizers of the Tour of Missouri have canceled this summer’s bicycle race after state tourism officials declined to help fund it.

Mexican marines arrest port captain of Pacific import hub on suspicion of ties to drug cartels

Mexican port captain jailed for alleged drug ties

Jordanian man pleads guilty to attempting bombing of downtown Dallas skyscraper

Jordanian man pleads guilty in Dallas bombing plot

BP’s own investigation of oil rig explosion largely focuses on work done by other companies

BP internal probe focuses on other companies’ work

NY police commissioner says bomb suspect bought gun in Connecticut

NY police chief: Bomb suspect bought gun in Conn.

Sen. Nelson of Fla. calls for congressional probe of oil rig safety after blast near La.

Senator wants congressional probe of oil rig blast