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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
Updated at 7:16 AM

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) " South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said. The rapes in the capital of Juba highlighted two persistent problems in the chaotic country engulfed by civil war: targeted ethnic violence and the reluctance by U.N. peacekeepers to protect...

Updated at 7:09 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syria's state TV has raised the death toll from a car bombing in a predominantly Kurdish town in the country's north, saying 22 people died and dozens were wounded. The TV says the car blew up on the western edge of the town...

Updated at 7:09 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton...

Updated at 7:05 AM

PARIS (AP) " France's main religious leaders have sent a message of unity and solidarity following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande after Islamic State extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly...

Updated at 7:02 AM

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) " It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of...

Updated at 6:59 AM

TOKYO (AP) " While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away. Tokyo 2020 organizing committee...

Updated at 6:58 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Can Barack Obama top his wife? The president takes to the mic at the Democratic convention on Wednesday, two days after Michelle Obama wowed delegates with her forceful defense of Hillary Clinton. Running mate Tim...

Updated at 6:46 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house. On Tuesday, the 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis got his...

Updated at 6:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. In a letter Monday to Medicare's top...

Updated at 6:06 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. Last fall, he installed a small...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 5:36 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military...

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