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After attack, Israeli fire kills 4 in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip

After attack, Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza

Palestinian militants fired an antitank missile Saturday at an Israeli military jeep patrolling Israel's border with Gaza, and four Palestinians, at least three of them civilians, were killed when Israel returned fire with tank or artillery shells, officials said. The Israeli military said four of its soldiers were wounded in the antitank missile attack. The Gaza Health Ministry said about 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire. The deadly surge of violence reflected the growing volatility along the border between Israel and Gaza, the Palestinian coastal enclave that is controlled by the militant Islamic group Hamas.


Inslee wins Wash. governor's seat

Former congressman Jay Inslee, a Democrat, was declared the winner of the Washington state governor's race on Friday night, handing Democrats their third win in the three most competitive gubernatorial races in 2012. State Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, has conceded, according to reports.


Cal State fees aim at 'super seniors'

They can be found on nearly every college campus in America: Veteran undergraduates who have amassed many more units than they need to earn a degree, with college careers that can stretch well beyond four years. At California State University, school administrators say enough is enough: The 23-campus system can't afford to let students linger so long without collecting their diplomas. The CSU Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a hefty "graduation incentive fee" for those who dawdle more than five years when it meets Tuesday.


Mideast nuclear talks called off

Proposed high-level talks between Israel and its Muslim neighbors on a Mideast free of weapons of mass destruction have been called off. Diplomats said the United States, one of the organizers, would likely make a formal announcement soon, stating that with tensions in the region high, "the time was not opportune" for such a gathering. The meeting, to be held in Helsinki by year's end, was on shaky ground since it was agreed to in 2010 by the 189 member nations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.


Prosecutor weighs new cases in Libya

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she is collecting evidence for possible new war crimes charges against supporters and opponents of Moammar Gadhafi during last year's Libyan civil war. Fatou Bensouda said she expects to decide soon on "the direction" of a case that could see the first charges stemming from the conflict since the ICC issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi in May 2011.


Whitesburg, Ky.: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck about eight miles west of this Appalachian Mountains town just after noon Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt as far north as Columbus, Ohio, and as far south as Atlanta, said Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police said at least 140 people have been slain in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence.

Times wires

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