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Palestinian statehood resolution fails

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017.

Woman freed from East Timor prison

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A veterinarian from Oregon who was arrested while traveling in East Timor in September was released from jail on Thursday after nearly two months of detention, the U.S. State Department said.

Two million new Affordable Care Act signups

WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people having signed up for coverage for the first time.

Gay, bisexual men can become blood donors

For the first time since the days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration.

Conviction suit settled for $4.75 million

NEW YORK — A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has reached a $4.75 million wrongful conviction settlement with the state, his attorney said on Tuesday.

Washington teen dies after taking punch from classmate

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old Washington state high school student died after agreeing to take a single punch to the face from a classmate to settle a dispute outside a weekend house party, local officials said on Tuesday.

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage

JACKSON, Mississippi — Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the U.S. Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many and causing extensive damage, authorities said.

Bush, 90, hospitalized for shortness of breath

AUSTIN, Texas — Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st commander-in-chief said in a statement.

Two people shot at movie theater

ATLANTA — Two people were wounded in gunfire late on Tuesday at an Atlanta theater hosting a film’s premiere, and there have been no arrests, police said.

Officer kills armed black man near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. — A Berkeley police officer fired at least three shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on him, the St. Louis County Police chief said at a news conference today.

Debate rages on killing coyotes

LOS ANGELES — Fueled by the war on coyotes in much of the United States, debate is growing over the most humane method of executing the wily predators — as is a vigorous public push to accommodate them instead.

Safeway pulls caramel apples as more fall ill

Federal health officials still have named no stores, brands or manufacturers connected with a growing outbreak of listeria in prepackaged caramel apples linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states, including Washington.

Dear Abby

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

Neighbor states challenge Colorado marijuana laws

DENVER — Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders.

Feds to rate colleges on performance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House today released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks.