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  • Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

    Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:35:29 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, badly needed in the face of a...More >>
    Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and prompting Sunni lawmakers to freeze talks on forming a new government - a move that presents a major challenge to efforts to create an...More >>
  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:25:06 GMT
    Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...More >>
  • Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:06:09 GMT
    A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.More >>
    A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.More >>
  • Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

    Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:55:09 GMT
    A Gaza health official says two Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.More >>
    Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided...More >>
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:47:40 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
  • Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

    Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:37:43 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there...More >>
    An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting black women while he should have been patrolling the city - sometimes targeting women walking alone and at other times assaulting motorists he pulled over...More >>
  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

    Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:55:33 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the...More >>
    Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.More >>
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:44:58 GMT
    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...More >>
    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 >>
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:15:24 GMT
    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...More >>
    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 >>
  • NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:34:50 GMT
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.More >>
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.More >>
  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:05:48 GMT
    The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.More >>
    The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.More >>
  • AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

    AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:22 GMT
    They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.More >>
    They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.More >>
  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:45:54 GMT
    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...More >>
    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 >>
  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:04:51 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:34:43 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:25:08 GMT
    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 >>
    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

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

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:07:42 GMT
    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...More >>
    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 >>
  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:37:23 GMT
    The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:06:20 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    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

    Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:45 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.More >>
    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

    US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:37 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:33 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:35:09 GMT
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.More >>
    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

    Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:29:07 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
    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

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:34:23 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
    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

    Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:34:18 GMT
    A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million - or 100 million Euros- in ransom for his release.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:14:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    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

    Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:29 GMT
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking 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...More >>
    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

    Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:26 GMT
    A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.More >>
    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'

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.More >>
    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

    Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:05 GMT
    Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.More >>
    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

    Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:59 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.More >>
    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

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:35 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.More >>
    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

    Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:28 GMT
    The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.More >>
    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

    Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:24:52 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.More >>
    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

    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:34:26 GMT
    The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina. In that case, a diabetic man's...More >>
    It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.More >>
  • Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:14:30 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind 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...More >>
    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

    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:22 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:18 GMT
    A new study by some of the world's leading elephant experts estimates that poachers killed 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012.More >>
    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

    United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:34:31 GMT
    To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.More >>
    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

    A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:14:31 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    US won't reveal records on health website security

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:24:46 GMT
    The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially"...More >>
    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 >>
  • Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

    Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:14:53 GMT
    Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.More >>
    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

    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:56:56 GMT
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...More >>
    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

    Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:54:28 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:36:54 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:54:38 GMT
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer. Peace prevailed when four other unarmed black males were killed by police in...More >>
    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

    Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:43:56 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:26:47 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.More >>
    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

    Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:13:51 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:44:17 GMT
    Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.More >>
    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

    His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:23:27 GMT
    Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:13:25 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:More >>
    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

    Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:24 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.More >>
    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

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
    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

    APNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:35:22 GMT
    Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008...More >>
    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

    Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:35:16 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >>
    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

    Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:49 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Surface water, groundwater, and drought

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:45 GMT
    California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.More >>
    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

    Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:25:37 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.More >>
    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

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:13 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.More >>
    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

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:05:50 GMT
    A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...More >>
    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

    Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:05:41 GMT
    Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.More >>
    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

    UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:33:25 GMT
    The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.More >>
    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

    Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:13:57 GMT
    Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
    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

    Militants use British killer as propaganda

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:54:04 GMT
    UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the person appearing in the video posted by Islamic militants beheading American journalist James Foley appears to be British.More >>
    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

    Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:25:23 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.More >>
    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

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:25:00 GMT
    Security forces are enforcing a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, where looters raided an Ebola screening center over the weekend and removed contaminated sheets and other items.More >>
    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

    Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:28 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:13:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.More >>
    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

    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:56:35 GMT
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.More >>
    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

    AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:37:08 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Global cruise lines set sail for China

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:23:18 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:49 GMT
    A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it.More >>
    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!

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:45:44 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:34:56 GMT
    An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.More >>
    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

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:07:05 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    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

    111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:25:03 GMT
    A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.More >>
    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

    Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:15:05 GMT
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.More >>
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.More >>
  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:15:07 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:44:28 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:35:36 GMT
    Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.More >>
    Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.More >>
  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:24:01 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:59 GMT
    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.More >>
    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

    Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:56 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:27:09 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.More >>
    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

    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:04:37 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:03:53 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:04:51 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:39 GMT
    Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists...More >>
    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

    Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:07:30 GMT
    Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks.More >>
    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

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:06:41 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:05:57 GMT
    The U.N. health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people.More >>
    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?

    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:44:37 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:42 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:54:35 GMT
    Television and radio announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. He was 96.More >>
    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

    NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:16:31 GMT
    A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.More >>
    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

    Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:46:31 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.More >>
    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

    Many communities still mistrust police

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:44:48 GMT
    The shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson has magnified the distrust that can exist between police and some minority communities.More >>
    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

    Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:55:01 GMT
    Ukrainian officials and military commanders say the government has captured swathes of another town near the key rebel-held stronghold.More >>
    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

    New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:14:35 GMT
    A new report by a respected international research group warns that armed groups in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying...More >>
    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

    Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:53:50 GMT
    A spokeswoman for the funeral service agency in the Norwegian capital says the wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as a reason for burying her late husband in Oslo.More >>
    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

    Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:34:18 GMT
    A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.More >>
    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

    As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:33:44 GMT
    As President Barack Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role he can play - if any - as the nation's first black president in defusing the crisis.More >>
    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

    Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:34:44 GMT
    A local official and a resident say clashes have broken out between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit.More >>
    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

    Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:18 GMT
    Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:14:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    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

    Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 08:54:08 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Thailand's military ruler dons a suit and tie

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 06:55:13 GMT
    When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia.More >>
    When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia.More >>
  • Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 06:14:33 GMT
    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear...More >>
    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

    Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:16:09 GMT
    Russia's foreign minister says he expects the extensive humanitarian aid mission for eastern Ukraine to enter the country in the near future.More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:13:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:More >>
    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

    Obama: Time to review local police militarization

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:33:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and...More >>
    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

    Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:24:09 GMT
    The Pentagon says a new round of 15 U.S. airstrikes near the Mosul dam in northern Iraq were justified because the dam's failure could trigger a humanitarian disaster.More >>
    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

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:37 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential...More >>
    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

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

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:16:50 GMT
    CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month.More >>
    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

    Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:15:56 GMT
    Iraq's army spokesman says security forces and Kurdish fighters have taken back the strategic Mosul Dam, the country's largest, from Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago.More >>
    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

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

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:05:55 GMT
    Israeli troops have demolished the homes of two militants suspected in the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens whose deaths sparked the war in Gaza, and sealed up the home of a third.More >>
    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

    Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:15:51 GMT
    Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities but says the international community - and not just one country - should decide how to intervene.More >>
    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

    BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:24:03 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:01 GMT
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.More >>
    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

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

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:13:04 GMT
    The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on a federal warrant.More >>
    Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge.More >>
  • Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

    Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:45:03 GMT
    After months of rebel occupation and weeks of Ukrainian liberation, the residents of this shell-shocked border town say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives - but fear that war could return to their...More >>
    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

    A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:35:36 GMT
    There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil.More >>
    There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil.More >>
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:08:28 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:07:02 GMT
    An official says some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center when it was looted in Liberia's capital are again under observation.More >>
    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

    Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:05:51 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:46:09 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:34:54 GMT
    A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.More >>
    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

    No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:41 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.More >>
    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

    Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:09 GMT
    Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" trying to...More >>
    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

    Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:43:49 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

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

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:34:13 GMT
    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 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

    In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:33:29 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:33:04 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    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

    Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-08-18 09:27:27 GMT
    The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a...More >>
    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

    Obama on family vacation with just part of family

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 07:33:23 GMT
    When President Barack Obama arrived on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard for vacation, he had just one of his two daughters with him.More >>
    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

    Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-18 06:14:12 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:53:13 GMT
    A stowaway who was recently ordered to serve 177 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport is out of custody.More >>
    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

    Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:36:21 GMT
    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,...More >>
    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

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:12:24 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
    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

    Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:02:58 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    'Atlanta Exes' members create own lane to fame

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:52:27 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:03:30 GMT
    The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign.More >>
    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

    Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:03:12 GMT
    A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane.More >>
    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

    Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-17 22:34:57 GMT
    For more than a week now, protesters have lined a suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager.More >>
    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

    Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:52:55 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:32:43 GMT
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he needs to do a better job of creating an environment in which players know they are accountable after learning four are being investigated for suspected academic dishonesty.More >>
    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

    Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:42:40 GMT
    An Iraqi security official says Kurdish forces have taken over parts of the country's largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group earlier this month.More >>
    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

    More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:12:40 GMT
    The northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and sexually abused the girls before letting them go, authorities say.More >>
    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

    AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:44:56 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Palestinian divisions emerge in truce talks

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:44:49 GMT
    A Palestinian negotiator says his side is "less optimistic" on indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms.More >>
    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

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

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:42:04 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:52:50 GMT
    The Kenyan government says it will prevent entry into Kenya of passengers traveling from and through the Ebola-stricken West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.More >>
    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

    Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:42:57 GMT
    A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns.More >>
    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

    Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:12:31 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-17 15:14:45 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:52:28 GMT
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.More >>
    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

    Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:24:02 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.More >>
    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

    Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-17 13:22:03 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:24:33 GMT
    Incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii on Friday. He proved he's not just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.More >>
    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

    Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:50 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.More >>
    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

    S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-08-17 07:01:15 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-17 04:31:49 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:00:22 GMT
    A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand.More >>
    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

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

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:50:30 GMT
    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...More >>
    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

    APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:42:35 GMT
    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,...More >>
    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

    Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:40:06 GMT
    Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson's commanding presence has captured international public attention.More >>
    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

    Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:30:39 GMT
    Officials in Iraq say that survivors of an attack on a northern village have told them that militants from the Islamic State group killed over 80 Yazidi men there.More >>
    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

    Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:50:24 GMT
    Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.More >>
    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 >>
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