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Right-wing Israeli political parties unite

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Jerusalem

right-wing israeli political parties unite

Israel's prime minister said Thursday he was joining forces with his hard-line foreign minister in upcoming elections, creating a hawkish new bloc that appears poised to lead the country. The deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party and Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu makes the new ticket the clear front-runner in January elections, giving the ultranationalist foreign minister, a staunch opponent of concessions to the Palestinians, a major say in future peace efforts.

Washington

Iran said to finish nuclear plant

Intelligence officials say Iran has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant, racing ahead despite international pressure and economic sanctions. Experts say it may be an effort to give them leverage in negotiations with the United States and its allies. The move puts Iran closer to being able to build a weapon.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Four dead; insider attacks suspected

A man in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two U.S. service members Thursday in what appeared to be the latest attack on international forces by their Afghan partners. It was the second suspected insider attack in two days. On Wednesday, two British service members and an Afghan police officer were killed in an "exchange of gunfire," officials said.

Golden, Colo.

Prosecutors: Teen admits killing girl

Prosecutors said Thursday a teen confessed to killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who lived less than a mile from his home in Westminster. Prosecutor Hal Sargent also said 17-year old Austin Reed Sigg acknowledged a separate attack in May on a female runner, who fought off her attacker. Authorities said they had DNA evidence to prove their case.

London

300 possible abuse victims emerge

The number of people who say they were sexually assaulted by popular BBC television host Jimmy Savile has grown to 300 from 200, and others may have acted with him, the lead Scotland Yard investigator said Thursday. Cmdr. Peter Spindler described Savile, who died last year, as a self-styled pied piper for the young, the sick and the lonely. Spindler said of 130 potential victims interviewed, 114 accused Savile of criminal behavior ranging from "inappropriate touching" to rape.

New Orleans

BP caps suspected source of oil sheen

BP PLC said Thursday it has capped and plugged an abandoned piece of equipment thought to be the source of a sheen spotted last month near the site of its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP and the Coast Guard both say no oil has since been seen leaking out of the container.

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Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

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Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

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Update: Mother, toddler hit by car in critical condition at TGH

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Pasco County put under immediate tornado warning

The National Weather Service has put out a tornado warning for Pasco County. Thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado and strong winds are expected over Jasmine Estates, New Port Richey and Hudson until 1:15 p.m., according to the NWS warning. Ba...
Published: 11/23/17
Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

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It’s going to be a wet Thanksgiving across Tampa Bay, but sunny skies are coming during the long weekend, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Ric Kearbey. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10...
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