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Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.

Kuwait sentences 13 over controversial speech

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says a court in the Gulf nation has convicted and sentenced 13 people to two years in prison each for reading aloud a speech by a leading opposition figure challenging the country's ruler.

Ex-Luxembourg leader Juncker gets OK as EU chief

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The European Union legislature has approved the appointment of former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker as the new EU Commission president molding policies of the 28-nation bloc for the next five years.

Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Wednesday, following a meeting of regional financial officials to prepare for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.

Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.

German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Spanish court has upheld an appeal by a German pharmaceutical company, ditching a previous ruling that ordered the company to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.

Sweden raises estimate of foreign fighters

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Sweden's security service says up to 150 people have left the country to join IS militants in the Middle East.

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

Father of UK hostage dies after appeal to save son

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The father of a British photojournalist held by the Islamic State group has died just weeks after he appealed from his hospital bed for the militants to release his son.

Lawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Brits

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Ohioan due home after surprise release from North Korea; US still pressing for 2 others

Kenny G's Hong Kong visit out of tune with China

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.

Tropical depression headed for Campeche in Mexico

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A tropical depression is headed toward the Mexican state of Campeche and is likely to strengthen to a tropical storm.

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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Romanian ex-prison chief fails to show for trial

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s failed to show up for his trial Wednesday, saying he is sick.

Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.