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  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:44:33 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:42:39 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:34:39 GMT
    The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.
    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.
  • In Gaza, 7 more alleged Israel informants killed

    In Gaza, 7 more alleged Israel informants killed

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:16:30 GMT
    A Gaza health official says two Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.
    A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending midday prayers.
  • Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

    Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:16:22 GMT
    Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.
    Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a...
  • Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

    Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:49:41 GMT

    According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


    According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.
    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.
  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:59:22 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.
  • Michael Brown's shooting death fuels online petitions

    Michael Brown's shooting death fuels online petitions

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:14:19 GMT
    Petitions for law changes and crowdsourcing support grows for Michael Brown's family after his shooting death; the support is also rolling in for Darren Wilson. 
    Petitions for law changes and crowdsourcing support grows for Michael Brown's family after his shooting death; the support is also rolling in for Darren Wilson. 
  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:54:08 GMT
    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
  • Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:31 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.
    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:22 GMT
    The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
    Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting...
  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:54:01 GMT
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...
  • Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:54:34 GMT
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...
    The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
  • Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital

    Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:11 GMT

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

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

  • Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

    Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:56:46 GMT
    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday. 
    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday. 
  • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
    Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:58:55 GMT

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

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

  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:34:42 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.
    The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria....
  • Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:04:05 GMT

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

    A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them,...
  • Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:32:28 GMT
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.
  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:06:11 GMT
    A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...
    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials...
  • Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:04:50 GMT
    Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.
    Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza...
  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:54:23 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.
  • MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:20 GMT

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

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

  • Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

    Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:01:44 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:14:22 GMT
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
    The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...
    The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...
  • Missing US photojournalist James Foley beheaded by ISIS

    Missing US photojournalist James Foley beheaded by ISIS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:29:39 GMT
    American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been allegedly beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS, according to the group. 
    American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been allegedly beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS, according to the group. 
  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:14:23 GMT
    A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.
    A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.
  • Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

    Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:05:34 GMT
    Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks.
    Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza...
  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:14:06 GMT
    Russia's foreign minister says he expects the extensive humanitarian aid mission for eastern Ukraine to enter the country in the near future.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling...
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:03:00 GMT
    A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane.
    Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.
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