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Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

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A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said. More>>

Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

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Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu... More>>

Ukraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation

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Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a... More>>

AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

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They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament. More>>

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

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Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's... More>>

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

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The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. More>>

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

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As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public... More>>

Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

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Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on... More>>

Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

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Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father... More>>

MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

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Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the... More>>

Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

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If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. More>>

Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

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America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of... More>>

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson Video included

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The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

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At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. More>>

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages Video included

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President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,... More>>

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

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America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no... More>>

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

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The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. More>>

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

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Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power... More>>

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson Video included

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Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

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The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay... More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

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Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's... More>>

Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

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When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said. More>>

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

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Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after... More>>

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

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Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop... More>>

Questions, answers about use of force by police

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The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat. More>>

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

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A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. More>>

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Video included

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Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. More>>

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza Video included

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Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting... More>>

Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

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Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen... More>>

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation Video included

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It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago. More>>

Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

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A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that... More>>

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

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Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. More>>

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

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Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and... More>>

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

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To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. More>>

A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe

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By The Associated Press A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years: More>>

US won't reveal records on health website security

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After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the... More>>

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

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For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama... More>>

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

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Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. More>>

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

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The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action Video included

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The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and... More>>

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

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By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and... More>>

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes Video included

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By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by... More>>

Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

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The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields... More>>

Holder says he understands mistrust of police Video included

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Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he... More>>

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

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Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip. More>>

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed Video included

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President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,... More>>

His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

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Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee with a military record that could hold... More>>

Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

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Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of... More>>

APNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US

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Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with... More>>

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

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The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.... More>>

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

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Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the... More>>

Surface water, groundwater, and drought

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California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers. More>>

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

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Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350... More>>

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

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President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the... More>>

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

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After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly... More>>

US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

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American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials... More>>

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure Video included

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Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza... More>>

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

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Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday. More>>

Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

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Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in... More>>

Militants use British killer as propaganda

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Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message - not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger. More>>

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

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The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. More>>

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

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The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. More>>

Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

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Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only... More>>

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

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President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. More>>

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

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The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

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At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation,... More>>

Global cruise lines set sail for China

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Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the... More>>

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

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A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot. More>>

And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

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By LYNN ELBER and FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writers Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony. More>>

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

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Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the... More>>

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

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Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man Video included

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A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. More>>

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

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It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. More>>

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

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Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United... More>>

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." More>>

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

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Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. More>>

Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson Video included

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Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story. More>>

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes... More>>

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

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When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. More>>

Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson Video included

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Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story. More>>

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

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A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants... More>>

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

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Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at... More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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By The Associated Press By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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By The Associated Press By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: More>>

Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

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Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. More>>

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

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Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza... More>>

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

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The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. More>>

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

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Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. More>>

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? Video included

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By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National... More>>

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

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The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. More>>

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live." More>>

NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

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Saying "no person is above the law, nor beneath its protection," a New York prosecutor announced Tuesday that he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a... More>>

Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club

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The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. More>>

Many communities still mistrust police

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For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson... More>>

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

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Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and... More>>

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

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Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed... More>>

Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage

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The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday. More>>

Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record

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A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head. More>>

As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role Video included

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When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in... More>>

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

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Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged... More>>

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

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Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

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As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of... More>>

Thailand's military ruler dons a suit and tie

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When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia. More>>

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

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Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling... More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

Obama: Time to review local police militarization Video included

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Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with... More>>

Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

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President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the... More>>

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

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Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in... More>>

Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

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Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. More>>

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack Obama said, in the first major defeat for the extremists since they swept... More>>

Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

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Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war... More>>

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

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Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community - and not just one country - should decide how to intervene. More>>

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins... More>>

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

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Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80. More>>

Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge

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Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge. More>>

Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

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Weeks after Ukrainian government forces recaptured Lysychansk from the rebels, the residents of this shell-shocked town near the Russian border say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives - but fear that war could... More>>

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

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There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil. More>>

Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities. More>>

Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

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Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an... More>>

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

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On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed... More>>

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

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At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. More>>

Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

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A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend. More>>

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

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A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run... More>>

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace Video included

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Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans -from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge... More>>

Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

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He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to... More>>

Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

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In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. More>>

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

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Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. Shrapnel pierced the 8-year-old's head and neck, and she died minutes after arriving at a... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a... More>>

Obama on family vacation with just part of family

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President Barack Obama started his vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard with just one of his daughters, and he may leave with just one of his daughters when the two-week getaway ends next weekend.... More>>

Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

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Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to get to work, protesters knock on people's... More>>

Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

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A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding. More>>

Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

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A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but... More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More>>

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

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Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II. More>>

'Atlanta Exes' members create own lane to fame

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Torrei Hart's career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career. More>>

New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers Video included

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The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. More>>

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

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Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. More>>

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

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Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring... More>>

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

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As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House... More>>

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15... More>>

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

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Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said. More>>

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

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More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday. More>>

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. More>>

Palestinian divisions emerge in truce talks

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The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the... More>>

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea Video included

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By The Associated Press Pope Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region's bishops on Sunday, urging them to engage with people of... More>>

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

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Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. More>>

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

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A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. More>>

Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

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David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas. More>>

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

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In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. More>>

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale Video included

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Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. More>>

Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. More>>

Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

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The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

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Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters. More>>

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew Video included

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One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police... More>>

S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit Video included

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They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during a Mass to beatify 124 martyrs. More>>

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others Video included

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Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take... More>>

Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

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Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. More>>

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea Video included

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By The Associated Press Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the... More>>

APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

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A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to... More>>

Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace Video included

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In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention. But when... More>>

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq Video included

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Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials... More>>

Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. More>>

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of... More>>

Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

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Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian... More>>

Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

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Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government... More>>

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    Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:47:28 GMT
    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of...More >>
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  • Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

    Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:35 GMT
    Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.More >>
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  • Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:32 GMT
    A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include prints left behind by an ankylosaurus (ayn-kuh-loh-SAWR'-uhs), dromaeosaurus (droh-MEE'-uh-sawr-uhs) and a menacing ancestor of the...More >>
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  • Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

    Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:35:04 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...More >>
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he took a second loan from a wealthy businessman because it was offered.More >>
  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:40 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...More >>
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars,...More >>
  • Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

    Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:50 GMT
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.More >>
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.More >>
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