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  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:32:04 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:51 GMT
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:38 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...
  • AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:35 GMT
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:31 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:41:31 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
  • Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:07 GMT
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120...
  • Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:06 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship...
  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:31:38 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...
  • DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:59 GMT
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large...
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali...
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:52 GMT
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:30 GMT
    Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.
    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:26 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...
  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:21 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken...
  • Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

    Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:18 GMT
    They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit...
    They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that...
  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:41:29 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
    Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire...
  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:26 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:42 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:11:06 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

    Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:11:04 GMT
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:57 GMT
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have...
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the...
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:23 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:11:51 GMT
    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:23 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:31:23 GMT
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back...
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and...
  • Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

    Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:21:05 GMT
    Daytime's "The View" is beginning its post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new direction and mostly new team.
    Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again.
  • Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

    Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:11:11 GMT
    A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy.
    After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still...
  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:18 GMT
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.
  • Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:24 GMT
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are...
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid.
  • 700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:41:39 GMT
    The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.
    This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same...
  • European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:01:14 GMT
    The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.
    Talk about a moving target.
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:52 GMT
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:28 GMT
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:32 GMT
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:28 GMT
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European...
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and...
  • Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:30 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
  • Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:13 GMT
    Sweden's Social-led bloc is struggling to form a government after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority.
    A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election.
  • Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:40:58 GMT
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're...
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:25 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...
  • Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

    Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:30:59 GMT
    David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.
    David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.
  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:26 GMT
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:20:41 GMT
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:00:38 GMT
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
  • Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:50:52 GMT
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
  • Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:42 GMT
    Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.
    Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:40 GMT
    Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.
    Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.
  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:20:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.
    President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:42 GMT
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

    An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:32 GMT
    An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
    An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:50:34 GMT
    Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of...
    Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main...
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:50 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
  • Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:01:04 GMT
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016...
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential...
  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:47 GMT
    Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.
    Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.
  • Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:54 GMT
    Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...
    The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:55 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting in response to the beheading of a British hostage and a threat against another.
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
  • Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:45 GMT
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants...
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have...
  • From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe

    From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:36 GMT
    He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease...
    He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor -...
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:50:28 GMT
    Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.
    Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
  • Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:50:16 GMT
    Amsterdam's central Dam square is set to be the scene of a red pulpy mess Sunday, as entrepreneurs have seized upon Russia's boycott of European produce to set up a tomato-throwing fight.
    Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.
  • Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

    Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:40:06 GMT
    Talk about a heavy sleeper.
    Talk about a heavy sleeper.
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:14 GMT
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.
  • Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:30:07 GMT
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain-saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:30:23 GMT
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could...
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster...
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    Gaza children return to school after war

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:10:16 GMT
    Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.
    Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.
  • Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:10:12 GMT
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.
  • Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

    Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:00:12 GMT
    Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London.
    Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London.
  • Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:49:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past.
    President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

    Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:40:16 GMT
    With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.
    With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:33 GMT
    Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported...
    Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare...
  • High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:24 GMT
    A high-tech survey reveals that there is more to Stonehenge than meets the eye, finding previously unknown monuments.
    There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.
  • 40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:18 GMT
    Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - have been pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.
    Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.
  • Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:09 GMT
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.
  • Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:27:13 GMT
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:31 GMT
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
  • North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:52:28 GMT
    A U.S. citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict....
    North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:22 GMT
    A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.
    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an...
  • Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

    Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:29:46 GMT
    Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.
    Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:50:07 GMT
    State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.
    A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on...
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:39:36 GMT
    Ukraine's prime minister says his country is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east.
    A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders.
  • Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:29:51 GMT
    The South African judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed explaining her reasoning behind her upcoming verdicts in the case against the double-amputee Olympian.
    A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...
  • In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

    In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:39:41 GMT
    For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's...
    For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically...
  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:32 GMT
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:19:20 GMT
    Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the...
    Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.
  • After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:39:28 GMT
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed...
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free...
  • Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

    Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:49:34 GMT
    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now...
    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to...
  • Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:19:39 GMT
    Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.
    Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.
  • Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:19:00 GMT
    An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits.
    In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex...
  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:10:30 GMT
    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
    Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:29:48 GMT
    Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said.
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid...
  • Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

    Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:40:58 GMT
    A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month.
    A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention...
  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:35 GMT
    Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison.
    Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:32 GMT
    Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
    Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

    Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:53 GMT
    The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who...
    The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled...
  • AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:59:16 GMT
    More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming...
    More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late...
  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:08 GMT
    Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that has no exception for rape or...
    Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or...
  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:21 GMT
    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for...
    The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
  • US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:49 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...
  • Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:54 GMT
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:36 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.
  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:00:14 GMT
    The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give President Barack Obama the legal backing to expand the fight against the Islamic State group without new...
    On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But...
  • Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:20:17 GMT
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
  • Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

    Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:59:49 GMT
    Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder?
    Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder?
  • Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

    Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:28:43 GMT
    France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq - even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal...
    France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq - even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran.
  • Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:19:36 GMT
    No batting helmets, no fielding gloves and no pitching overhand.
    From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.
  • Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

    Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:19:32 GMT
    Pakistan's army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's...
    Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for...
  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:09:00 GMT
    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.
    Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.
  • Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

    Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:59:09 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is en route to Iraq, as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against extremists who have seized territory around the region.
    France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president...
  • Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

    Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:28:51 GMT
    The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend.
    By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday.
  • AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:19:14 GMT
    An Associated Press tally shows more than 5,000 people have died in the sectarian violence that has ravaged Central African Republic for nine months.
    There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in these two giant pits full of bodies, or why. Yet a handful of village elders are determined that nobody will be forgotten.
  • Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:49:12 GMT
    The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in...
    For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never."
  • Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

    Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:19:33 GMT
    If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
    If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
  • Ian Paisley's many faces: orator, inciter, charmer

    Ian Paisley's many faces: orator, inciter, charmer

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:19:58 GMT
    Much like the Ulster weather, Ian Paisley could offer beaming sunshine one minute, stinging hailstones the next.
    Much like the Ulster weather, Ian Paisley could offer beaming sunshine one minute, stinging hailstones the next.
  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:28:57 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives...
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled...
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:10:38 GMT
    The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...
  • Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

    Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 08:39:33 GMT
    Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.
    Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.
  • Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

    Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:18:40 GMT
    Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.
    Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.
  • Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

    Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:08:26 GMT
    Ohio police say the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria has escaped from prison and a search is underway.
    An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison.
  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:29:13 GMT
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.
  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:58:39 GMT
    The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original...
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:08:33 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:58:52 GMT
    Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the...
    Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company...
  • Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

    Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:38:16 GMT
    Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security...
    Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:09:49 GMT
    A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.
    The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...
  • Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:28:20 GMT
    Timothy Ray Jones Jr. earned his computer engineering degree, worked at a $71,000-a-year job, had a wife of 10 years and several young children.
    The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.
  • Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:08:53 GMT
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal...
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to...
  • Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:58:34 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia to try to pin down Middle Eastern allies on what support they will give to worldwide efforts to beat back the Islamic State militant group that has seized large...
    Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside...
  • Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:38:31 GMT
    Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the...
    Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at...
  • 4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

    4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:28:28 GMT
    Liberian officials are saying their country is at war with Ebola, and so many people are infected that the capital alone will need at least 1,000 beds in isolation units.
    Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official said Thursday, making her the first citizen of a hard-hit country to be treated abroad.
  • Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:33 GMT
    The federal government on Thursday moved to tighten its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the...
    Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents.
  • UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:21 GMT
    Fiji says its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a new video posted on YouTube.
    Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of...
  • AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:38:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the...
    By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he...
  • Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

    Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:58:53 GMT
    A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession...
    Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain.
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since...
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more...
  • Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:28 GMT
    An international human rights group says Israel committed war crimes in the latest round of fighting against Hamas in Gaza.
    A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run...
  • House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:58:25 GMT
    The House and Senate are controlled by different political parties, but both are spending time these days on similar paths: debating measures that everyone knows are going nowhere.
    House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections,...
  • Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

    Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:49:26 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius has arrived in a South African courtroom ahead of the verdict in the murder trial of the double-amputee athlete.
    During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for...
  • Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

    Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:30:44 GMT
    In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred.
    In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred.
  • Scottish banks to move if independence is approved

    Scottish banks to move if independence is approved

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:08:38 GMT
    Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a...
    Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a blow to...
  • Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence

    Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:38:12 GMT
    Royal Bank of Scotland says it has made plans to move its headquarters to England in the event that Scotland votes for independence next week.
    In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the...
  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:58:53 GMT
    Two volleys of Grad rocket fire rang out in Ukraine's eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed.
    The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing...
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:48 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...
    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...
  • Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered

    Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:58:30 GMT
    Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply.
    Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply.
  • Report: Progress slow in Nazi art restitution

    Report: Progress slow in Nazi art restitution

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:38:50 GMT
    The Jewish Claims Conference says 15 years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or nothing"...
    Fifteen years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or nothing" to implement them, the Jewish Claims...
  • Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

    Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:08:19 GMT
    Syria's main Western-backed opposition group has welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group inside Syria for the first time.
    Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily...
  • Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

    Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:08:06 GMT
    In for a penny, in for a pound.
    In for a penny, in for a pound.
  • Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:58:08 GMT
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
  • Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:38:27 GMT
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.
    When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral - but for all the wrong reasons.
  • EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:18:43 GMT
    Diplomats say the European Union has decided on new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
    The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.
  • Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:27:47 GMT
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal...
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the...
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:48:30 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:37:42 GMT
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
  • Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:07:53 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before...
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a...
  • Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:38:08 GMT
    Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote...
    A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.
  • NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:47:42 GMT
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm...
    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:03 GMT
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military...
    It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions...
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:07:38 GMT
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.
  • 4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:59:16 GMT
    A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.
    The fourth U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, mirroring the carefully choreographed routine of the two Americans already successfully treated and released from Emory University...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:37:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

    Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:57:35 GMT
    A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can...
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors...
  • 'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

    'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:48:33 GMT
    Authorities expect to charge a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.
    Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.
  • Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:03:40 GMT
    Elise Stefanik (STEF'-ah-nick) is fighting to make history in upstate New York.
    Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that - like the Republican Party - is struggling to grow.
  • Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

    Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:02:06 GMT
    The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance.
    The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance.
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:17:49 GMT
    Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
    Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
  • Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:27 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad for the first high-level U.S. meeting with Iraq's new prime minister.
    The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad...
  • Anna Kendrick sings again in 'The Last 5 Years'

    Anna Kendrick sings again in 'The Last 5 Years'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:18:01 GMT
    Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.
    Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:34 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
  • 9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

    9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:17 GMT
    A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.
    A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent.
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:39:07 GMT
    The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:38:15 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says it has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in...
    Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday.
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:46 GMT
    Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt - tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security benefits offset when...
    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social...
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:19:05 GMT
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

    Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:08:19 GMT
    Pakistani authorities say hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing flash floods after having been warned to evacuate as the death toll from severe monsoon rains in Pakistan and neighboring India climbs to 457...
    Raging monsoon floods across India and Pakistan that have killed more than 450 people poured into the plains of eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, sending a major river over its banks and threatening to force hundreds...
  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:17:36 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin says Russia has no intention to launch a new arms race, but will respond to all security challenges.
    Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic...
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  • NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

    NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:21:13 GMT
    The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
    The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
  • Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

    Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:01:31 GMT
    A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.
    A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.
  • Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

    Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:51:33 GMT
    When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
    When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
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