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  • One World Trade Center tower declared highest in U.S.

    One World Trade Center tower declared highest in U.S.
    NEW YORK — Building experts declared New York's new World Trade Center tower the highest skyscraper in the country Tuesday, knocking Chicago's Willis Tower from the spot it has held for nearly 40 years and answering the burning question in high-rise circles: When is a long pointy thing protruding from a roof more than just a long pointy thing?
  • Bombing in heart of Syria's capital kills 8

    Bombing in heart of Syria's capital kills 8
    BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Wednesday in a busy square in central Damascus, killing eight people and wounding at least 50, Syria's state-run media reported. The attack occurred in Hijaz Square in front of the historic Hijaz railway station, a crowded...

    Israel's wary center

    Israel's wary center
    Forty years ago this month, on a cold desert night, 700 Israeli paratroopers crossed the Suez Canal in rubber dinghies in a secret operation that was about to bring Israel its greatest military victory. It was the height of the Yom Kippur War, and the...

    Saudi police warn of crackdown on 'Day of Female Driving' protest

    Saudi police warn of crackdown on 'Day of Female Driving' protest
    Saudi authorities warned Wednesday that police will respond to a planned "Day of Female Driving" on Saturday by fully implementing laws against "actions that disturb social peace." But organizers of the women's defiant road rally said they read the...

    U.S. extends closure of diplomatic posts in Muslim world

    U.S. extends closure of diplomatic posts in Muslim world
    The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region. Jen Psaki, a department...