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New violence rocked Israel and the West Bank on Wednesday, including three stabbings and an Arab shot dead by police, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders tried to ease tensions. In the occupied West Bank, men thought to be undercover Israeli police opened fire on Palestinian stone-throwers in a group they had infiltrated, wounding three of them. Four masked men suddenly drew pistols and began firing before soldiers rushed to the scene and helped haul away the wounded Palestinians.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.