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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

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U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said... More>>

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

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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>>

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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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>>

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

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The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice... 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>>

Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital Video included

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Emory University Hospital will make an announcement later Thursday about the status of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were being treated at the hospital for the deadly disease.

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Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

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A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday.  More>>

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

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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>>

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants Video included

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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>>

Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

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A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them,... More>>

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

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A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. More>>

Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

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Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. 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

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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>>

Constellation Brands voluntarily recalls select Corona beer due to glass particles

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Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass.
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Obama: People like ISIS will 'ultimately fail' Video included

James Wright Foley is shown shortly before his execution at the hands of ISIS extremists. (Source: ISIS/CNN) James Wright Foley is shown shortly before his execution at the hands of ISIS extremists. (Source: ISIS/CNN)
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Foley had been missing since November 2012 when he was abducted in a Sunni rebel battle zone. His family had not heard from him since.

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Bush accepts ALS ice bucket, challenges Clinton Video included

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President George W. Bush accepts ALS ice bucket challenge.

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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>>

MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown Video included

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With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

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Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

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An unknown person has been admitted to a California hospital and tested for a possible Ebola infection.

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Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

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The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. More>>

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

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The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California... More>>

Missing US photojournalist James Foley beheaded by ISIS

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American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been allegedly beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS, according to the group.  More>>

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

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A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. 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>>

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>>

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in for booking Video included

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The Texas governor called the charges against him "baseless" and also said his actions were lawful and the right thing to do. More>>

Family says man beaten, shot over mixed-race grandchildren Video included

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A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."


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Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Ferguson Video included

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A man was shot and killed by police after allegedly trying to rob a convenience store four miles from Ferguson, MO. 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>>

NJ man celebrates 101st birthday at job he's worked 73 years

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Herman "Hy" Goldman celebrated his 101st birthday over the weekend by working at his same job of more than 70 years. More>>

Student housing: If you let someone else build it, they will come

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Outsourcing new residence hall construction is nothing new, but the trend is evolving with flashier spaces that often combine education and leisure. More>>

Brita recalling 242,000 children's water bottles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.The company said Tuesday that the lid of the hard-sided bottles can break into pieces with sharp points.Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.The recalled bottles include a violet bottle with Dora the Explorer, a pink bottle with Hello Kitty, a blue bottle with SpongeBob Square Pants and a green bottle with Teenage ... More>>

Tear gas falls on another heated night in Ferguson, MO Video included

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Tear gas filled the air to culminate a tense stand off between police and protesters on the ninth night since Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. 

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Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

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Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He... More>>

Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

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Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said. More>>

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

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A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges... 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>>

Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

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The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should... 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>>

Friend of man who inspired ice-bucket challenge dies in dive after raising $100k for ALS

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A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. More>>

National Guard headed to Ferguson; Brown preliminary autopsy released Video included

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Smoke and tear gas canisters were lobbed at protesters after a clash near the police command post, media reported at the scene.

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Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion Video included

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse... 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>>

Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

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A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died. More>>

Obama heads back to DC in rare vacation break

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President Barack Obama is getting off the island. More>>

Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

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A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday. 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>>

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

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Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew Video included

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Police said they fired smoke and tear gas canisters into a crowd of defiant protesters who gathered in a St. Louis suburb early Sunday where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street. More>>

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

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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>>

Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

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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. More>>

Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

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A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday. More>>

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

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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>>

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

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Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential... 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>>

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>>

Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

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Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture. More>>

Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries

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Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. More>>

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

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Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager... More>>

Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

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Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government. More>>

Witness live-tweeted Michael Brown's shooting

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A Twitter user may have been an eyewitness to the shooting death of Mike Brown - and tweeted what he saw.  More>>

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

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Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two... More>>

Officer did not know of robbery prior to shooting Brown Video included

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Ferguson police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, as well as information that Brown was involved in a robbery before the shooting. More>>

White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions

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The White House accused Russia on Friday of escalating its destabilizing activity in Ukraine in a way that is "extremely dangerous and provocative," but stopped short of confirming NATO's assertion that a Russian... More>>

NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

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A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand. More>>

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

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It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. More>>

Correction: Flooding-Michigan story

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In a story Aug. 12 about flooding in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Warren Fire Department, reported erroneously that a woman died after suffering seizures when her car stalled in high... More>>

USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

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Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say. More>>

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

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Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent the country from splitting apart. More>>

Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

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NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and... More>>

Police militarization began with 1980s war on drugs

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In the two decades since the LAPD popularized the use of SWAT teams in the mid 1960s, the idea spread nationwide, but such force was still used sparingly. That's not the case anymore. More>>

Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

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A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation. More>>

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson Video included

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The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting... More>>

Children of imprisoned American: 'My heart misses daddy'

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As the two year anniversary of his arrest approaches, the family of an American imprisoned in Iraq is renewing calls for his release while his lawyers say his situation has become increasingly dangerous. 

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Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

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Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has... More>>

Palestinians tweet messages of support to Ferguson protesters Video included

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Palestinians in the middle of the Israeli-Hamas conflict have began tweeting messages of support to the citizens and protesters in Ferguson, MO.  More>>

Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

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Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station. More>>

WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

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There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared... More>>

Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton). In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton). In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y.
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Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. More>>

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

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They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. More>>

For Obama, pitfalls and power in addressing race Video included

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For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president. More>>

Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

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Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. More>>

Robin Williams in early stage of Parkinson's, widow says Video included

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Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday the actor and comic was in the early stage of Parkinson's disease before he took his own life.

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Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

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Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. More>>

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb Video included

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Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails. More>>

Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

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By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. More>>

US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

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Far fewer refugees remain on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain and a U.S.-led rescue mission is far less likely, U.S. officials said Wednesday night. More>>

2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

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Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have... More>>

UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

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The United Nations on Wednesday announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands had been trapped on a desert... More>>

Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

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Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. More>>

Correction: Postal Service-Losses story

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In a story Aug. 11 about U.S. Postal Service Revenues, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the agency blamed its $2 billion loss for the quarter ending June 30 on increases in compensation and benefit costs.... More>>

Rare 'miracle' triplet pandas born at China zoo Video included

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Pink, cute and mostly hairless, rare triplet pandas were born in a China zoo - a rarity for the endangered species.  More>>

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

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A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks. More>>

Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

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Pop singer Justin Bieber's guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race.... More>>

Police: Dad drunk with baby unbuckled and liquor bottle in car seat

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A father ended up in handcuffs after an unusual call. Henry County police received a call from a driver saying a man was slumped over in his running car at a green light. More>>

Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

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More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan. More>>

AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

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An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict's aftermath. More>>

Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

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In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero,... More>>

Amazon reviewers unload on open carry children's book

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The latest object of derision online is a book designed to explain the open carry movement to young readers.

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

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The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. More>>

Police won't release name of officer who shot teen Video included

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The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the young... More>>

US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

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Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar... More>>

UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

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The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could... More>>

Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

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Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. More>>

Iconic Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89

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Lauren Bacall, the iconic bombshell starlet who rose to fame in Hollywood's Golden Age, has passed away. She was 89 years old. More>>

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful Video included

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Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a... More>>

FAA restricts airspace over Ferguson, MO Video included

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The FAA granted temporary flight restriction for 'law enforcement activities.' More>>

Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

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With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. More>>

College freshmen prepare for more 'responsibilities' than fun

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College freshmen should prepare for a larger workload and less partying, if they want to 'survive' the demands of their first year. More>>

Hanging confirmed as Robin Williams' cause of death Video included

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The Marin County coroner's office confirmed actor Robin Williams died from asphyxia by hanging. An assistant found the actor with a belt around his neck.

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Bullied about weight, pre-teen girl who collapsed from malnutrition warns about diet apps

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A middle school student learned the hard way that not all information on the Internet can be trusted, and now she’s hoping to warn others who might be at risk. Marinda Mood, 12, is happy, healthy, active and smart, but just like most middle-schoolers, she’s been bullied. More>>

Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid

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A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman. More>>

Perseid meteor shower joins supermoon to light Tuesday night sky

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The annual Perseid meteor shower, which lasts for several days, is visible after dark and is expected to peak early Wednesday a few hours before daybreak. More>>

Actor, comedian Robin Williams found dead in home Video included

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Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his California home on Monday. He was 63 years old. More>>

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

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The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the... More>>

'Another World' star Charles Keating dies at 72

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Charles Keating, a British-born Shakespearean actor who was amused by the fame that came with being an American soap opera star on "Another World," has died, his son, Sean Keating, said Monday. He was 72. More>>

Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

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An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next? More>>

Activism, awareness takes social media in Mike Brown's death Video included

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The shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old Missouri man has taken over social media - and it's trickling into the mainstream consciousness.  More>>

Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

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Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. More>>

Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

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Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. More>>

Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as 'step forward'

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President Barack Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" Monday amid a political and security crisis in Baghdad, saying the only lasting solution is the formation of an inclusive government. More>>

Gaza cease-fire takes hold as negotiators gather

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As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-term cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Ethel Kennedy challenges Obama for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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As videos of Americans dumping buckets of ice over their heads dominate social media, Ethel Kennedy calls on President Barack Obama to take the challenge. More>>

Iraq's president picks new prime minister

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Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in... More>>

#PipeKitty 2.0: Tweets lead to rescue of kitten in drain pipe Video included

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Through the power of Twitter, a kitten was rescued from a Shelby County drain pipe. More>>

World's most expensive home for sale in Hong Kong

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If you’re looking for affordable housing, do not look in Hong Kong's luxury homes district at Victoria Peak. More>>

Los Angeles woman punched by patrolman speaks

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The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her. More>>

'The Lion King' Broadway cast wows in crowded NYC subway performance

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The Broadway cast of 'The Lion King' performed on a busy NYC subway in June, and it's recently gone viral on YouTube.

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Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA - Week 1 Video included

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The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia continued Friday. More>>

'Sketchy' app indirectly leads to news van burglary

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While a news crew was interviewing residents in a neighborhood an app labeled "sketchy," their news van was burglarized.

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Back-to-school apps can help your students excel this school year

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As students head back to class, we have a look at some apps that can help them stay organized and study smarter this school year.  More>>

Report criticizes US over Afghan civilian deaths

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The U.S. failed to properly investigate civilian killings, including possible war crimes, which occurred during its military operations in Afghanistan, the international rights group Amnesty International said Monday. NATO... More>>

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

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People smashed car windows and carried away armloads of looted goods from stores Sunday night after thousands of people packed a suburban St. Louis area at a vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a... More>>

$2M anti-pot campaign warns of becoming 'lab rat'

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A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there's uncertainty... More>>

McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

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Rory McIlroy stood over a 10-inch putt in gathering darkness to win the PGA Championship as flashes from thousands of camera lit up Valhalla like a rock concert. More>>

24 riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster in MD Video included

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Twenty-four riders have been rescued from the JOKER's Jinx roller coaster at Six Flags America on Saturday, according to officials. 
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Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

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AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete. More>>

As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

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The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. More>>

Radwanska beats Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup

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Agnieszka Radwanska beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Rogers Cup title. More>>

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

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Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken... More>>

Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender

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Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the... More>>

Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

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A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. More>>

US military conducts more airstrikes in Iraq

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The Defense Department says a new round of airstrikes by U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones has targeted Islamic militants in Iraq. More>>

Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

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His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse... More>>

Missouri crowd after shooting: 'Kill the police'

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The fatal shooting of a black teenager by police sent hundreds of angry residents out of their apartments Saturday in a St. Louis suburb, igniting shouts of "kill the police" during a confrontation that lasted several hours. More>>

Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's death

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A 17-year-old was arrested Saturday in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said. More>>

Tibet tour bus plummets into valley, killing 44

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A tour bus on a highway in Tibet fell off a 10-meter (30-foot) cliff after crashing into an SUV and a pickup, killing 44 people and injuring 11 others, China's state media reported Sunday. More>>

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

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President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he doesn't think "we are going to solve this problem in weeks" as the country struggles to... More>>

US aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes help Kurds

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President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees trapped by... More>>

US launches 4 airstrikes against Iraqi militants

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The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking out armored carriers and a truck that were firing on civilians. More>>

Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict. More>>

Liberians demand that govt picks up Ebola bodies

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Riot police raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway Saturday as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims. More>>

Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

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Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza... More>>

Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering

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As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects some of the most. More>>

Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

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President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't... More>>

Hagel: US, India must improve defense cooperation

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The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel... More>>

World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

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In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. More>>

Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

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This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia... More>>

Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

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President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions... More>>

Rory McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major

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Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?" More>>

UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

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The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. More>>

Israel-Hamas truce collapses in new violence

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A three-day truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. More>>

GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

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General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. More>>

Girl presumed dead in tsunami 10 years ago reunites with family

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 "We looked for them among bodies, of piles of bodies, but we didn't find them," father Septi Rangkuti said. More>>

Pentagon: New round of airstrikes near Irbil

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The U.S. launched two more airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Friday, hitting a vehicle convoy and two mortar positions, the Pentagon said. More>>

New book cover of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is creepy

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The book cover for the 50th anniversary edition for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory may be better suited for Lolita. More>>

New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance

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A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants "only moral support" from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling... More>>

Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

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In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system contributes to a local reservoir. It adds 65 million gallons per day, not 65,000 gallons. More>>

Iraqis flee militants as US warplanes strike

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Thousands of displaced Iraqis fled their camp in the face of advancing fighters of the Islamic State group, deepening the humanitarian crisis in the north of the country as the United States carried out its first... More>>

FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq

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The Federal Aviation Administration said it is prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq as the U.S. launched its first airstrikes there Friday. More>>

Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

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Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please. More>>

Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

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Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. More>>

GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

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By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window... More>>

US launched first airstrikes in Iraq

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The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. More>>

Brazilian woman finds long-lost mother; discovers she's married to half-brother

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A Brazilian woman made a shocking discovery while searching for her birth-mother.  More>>

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

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A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in... More>>

FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

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U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. More>>

Africans face long wait for unproven Ebola drug

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Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially life-saving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced even in small amounts, officials said. More>>

Boost for vets' health: Obama signs new law

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Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama. More>>

Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

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Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia. More>>

Restaurant rescinds 'praying in public' discount

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A North Carolina diner that gained national attention for offering a discount to diners who prayed before their meal has now rescinded the offer because they are being threatened by a lawsuit.  More>>

Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

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The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and... More>>

'The internet' wants Weird Al in Super Bowl halftime show

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He already has a song stockpile to make fun of nearly every quirk in the game: overweight linemen (Fat); muscled jocks who give painfully bad interviews (Word Crimes). More>>

Many people were eager to capture July's Supermoon over the weekend. Check out some of the images from around the U.S. More>>

Have you ever felt like you were going to snap? That may have something to do with where you live. Real estate company Movoto used U.S. Census data to determine which states are the most stressed.
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A study by researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong released the most corrupt states based on government corruption that cost U.S. taxpayers billions. Check out the states that made the list. More>>

The renowned poet, novelist and actress died May, 28, 2014 at her North Carolina home. More>>

After 13 years, the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York opened its doors to survivors, families and rescuers. It has been dedicated to remember and honor nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 terror attacks. More>>

Spring is finally here. But along with warm temperatures, beautiful flowers and sunshine – plant allergies are flaring up. Check out the plants that health.com says it the worst for allergies. More>>

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its 2014 list of the worst places in the U.S. for spring allergies. Click here to see the 10 worst cities. More>>

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 caused the moon to appear to turn a "blood red" color.  More>>

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