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ISLAMABAD — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his authority.

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline.

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

JERUSALEM — Israel and several Arab countries should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip while disarming Hamas militants who rule the territory, Israel's finance minister said Sunday.

KNOXVILLE — Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night in a game matching two quarterbacks returning from injuries that ended their 2013 seasons prematurely.

BEIRUT — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A one-time assistant band director at an eastern Tennessee school faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape by an authority figure after officials say he had a sexual relationship with a student.

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach.

ATLANTA — Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

WASHINGTON — An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.

AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.

GARLAND, N.C. — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

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