The Latest: Israel to reopen Gaza’s main cargo crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – The Israeli military says it is reopening the Gaza Strip’s main cargo crossing.

The Kerem Shalom crossing was closed over the weekend after Palestinian protesters damaged the facility.

The crossing is used to deliver food, medical supplies, fuel and building materials into the Gaza Strip. The military says it will reopen Tuesday, but it is not expected to operate at full capacity.

Israeli officials say protesters caused millions of dollars of damage to a fuel pipeline and conveyor belt that could take weeks to repair.


The Latest: US deploys more Marines to Mideast embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say several dozen additional Marines are being deployed to beef up security at embassies in Israel, Jordan and Turkey amid outbreaks of violence since the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

The officials say the increases are temporary and will involve roughly a dozen more Marines in each location. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss troop movements.

It was not clear how many Marines would be at the new embassy in Jerusalem and how many would remain at the Tel Aviv facility, which is still operating.

Capt. Ryan E. Alvis, Marine Corps spokeswoman, says a number of troops from the Marine Security Guard Security Augmentation Unit were requested as a result of current events. She did not provide numbers or location details.

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The Latest: New fissure in Hawaii, lava flows toward ocean

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – Another new volcanic fissure has formed as the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island continues to erupt and lava from another fissure is carving a channel toward the ocean.

The new eruption was reported Monday in

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