US, NATO condemn Russian convoy movement...Iraq mosque attack kills 64...Mortar kills Israeli boy

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Updated: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:15:15 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and NATO are condemning Russia for sending a convoy of trucks into eastern Ukraine without permission from the Ukrainian government. Russia says the trucks are carrying food, water, generators and sleeping bags intended to help the citizens in Luhansk, but Ukrainian officials are describing it as an invasion. NATO's secretary general calls it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and a Pentagon spokesman is calling on the Russians to withdraw the convoy immediately.

BAGHDAD (AP) — It's not clear who attacked a mosque outside Baghdad today, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60 others. Officials say it could have been the work of Shiite militiamen or Islamic State extremists, who have been known to kill fellow Sunni Muslims who refuse to submit to the group's leadership. An army officer and a police officer say the attack began with a suicide bombing near the mosque entrance, then gunmen poured in and opened fire on the worshippers.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rescue officials say a 4-year-old Israeli boy has been killed in a mortar attack near the border with the Gaza Strip. It's the first Israeli death since a new round of fighting erupted Tuesday between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers. Meanwhile, Gaza gunmen have killed 18 alleged Israeli spies, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings followed an Israeli airstrike that killed three top Hamas military commanders.

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in Michigan. A witness tells The Ann Arbor News she was standing by the Ferris wheel last night when one of the cabs got caught on another one, causing the cab the children were riding in to tip forward and dump them out. A state inspector is examining the ride today.

AMMA, W.Va. (AP) — Police say an SUV that crashed on Interstate 79 in West Virginia early today contained altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana. Emergency officials say the overturned Ford Explorer sent more than 30 chickens loose along the highway. A Pennsylvania man is being held on $25,000 bond.

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