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1 year 11 months ago

American journalist missing in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The family of an American journalist says he went missing in Syria more than one month ago while covering the civil war there. A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving. The...

2 years 5 months ago

Head of Libyan Olympic Committee kidnapped

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Gunmen in the Libyan capital have abducted the head of the country's Olympic committee. Salah al-Alam says assailants snatched his brother, Libyan Olympic Committee chief Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam on Sunday near the organization's offices in central Tripoli. He says there has been no contact with...

2 years 7 months ago

ICC: Libya has evidence of killing by Gadhafi son

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says the Libya has evidence linking a son of deposed ruler Moammar Gadhafi to recruiting mercenaries and executing people. Luis Moreno-Ocampo told The Associated Press Thursday Libyan prosecutors have evidence backing the court's reports that Seif al-Islam Gadhafi...

3 years 1 month ago

U.S. drone helped stop Gadhafi convoy

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials confirm that an American Predator drone took part in the airstrikes yesterday in Libya that stopped a convoy carrying Moammar Gadhafi. The ousted Libyan leader was captured -- wounded but alive --and later died with gunshot wounds to the head, chest and stomach. Today,...

3 years 1 month ago

Obama: "end of long chapter" for Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the death of Moammar Gadhafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for Libya. Speaking Thursday from the White House Rose Garden, the president says the Libyan people now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny. He says they...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama says `rule is over' for Libya's Gadhafi

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's "rule is over," although elements of his regime continue to resist rebels who have taken control of much of the capital. Obama appealed to Gadhafi to prevent further bloodshed, and urged opposition forces to build a democratic...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Libya is "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant" as the battle between rebels and longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi has reached a "tipping point." In a statement issued Sunday from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing, Obama said the surest way...

3 years 8 months ago

Libya says woman claiming rape is now free

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Libyan government says a woman who stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday to tell foreign reporters that government troops raped her is now with her family. The government says four men were interrogated in the case, including the son of a high-ranking police officer....

3 years 8 months ago

Libya air raids target Gadhafi hometown of Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libyan state television reports that international airstrikes are targeting Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and stronghold of Sirte for the first time. Foreign journalists in the city reported loud explosions and warplanes flying overheard. Sirte is strategically located about halfway between the rebel-held east and the...

3 years 8 months ago

Libyan forces under attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Navy official in the campaign in Libya says international forces are intercepting and attacking government troops that have been storming population centers in the North African nation. Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber says the coalition is targeting Moammar Gadhafi's mechanized forces, his artillery and mobile...

3 years 9 months ago

Moammar Gadhafi's claiming victory in clashes with rebels

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Forces supportive of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's have swept rebels from one of their final strongholds. But the insurgents claim they moved back in after nightfall. The opposition has seen a series of reversals lately in the battle for control of the main coastal highway.

3 years 9 months ago

Gas prices still on the rise

It seems every week you're paying more at the pump. One of the worst areas hit, a gas station in Florida near the Orlando International Airport. The price? Try $5.39 for a gallon of regular! Here in Southern Colorado it's not as bad, but we've still seen an increase over...

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