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  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:41:19 GMT
    The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
    The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
  • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:21:14 GMT
    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:33:31 GMT
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
  • Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

    Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:21:31 GMT
    The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at...
    The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.
  • Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

    Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:40:49 GMT
    Tony Stewart's return to the track has been marred by a collision with Kyle Busch that sent the No. 14 car into the wall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.
  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:21:21 GMT
    Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where...
    Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:10:16 GMT
    An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.
    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the...
  • Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

    Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:51:06 GMT
    A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
    A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
  • Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

    Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:30:35 GMT
    Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all.
    Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all.
  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:20:56 GMT
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold...
  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:11:25 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:31:31 GMT
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:21:08 GMT
    A military spokesman and a lawmaker say Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen have broken a two-month siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli.
    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar...
  • Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

    Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:01:44 GMT
    Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in...
    Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis...
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:23:49 GMT
    Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

    Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:43:47 GMT
    Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.
    Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding...
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:40:54 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the...
  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:50:55 GMT
    When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a...
    When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering...
  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:50:52 GMT
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:33:44 GMT
    China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader.
    China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub...
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:18 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:20:49 GMT
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:12:56 GMT
    The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home...
    The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three...
  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:21:02 GMT
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:20:58 GMT
    A single funeral caused many.
    A single funeral caused many.
  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:11:24 GMT
    Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's...
    Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime...
  • Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

    Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:43:44 GMT
    The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert...
    The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the...
  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:00:29 GMT
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
  • All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:13:25 GMT
    The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops...
  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:20:39 GMT
    The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly...
    Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...
  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:42 GMT
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:58 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:10:59 GMT
    Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release.
    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization...
  • Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:03:19 GMT
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
    Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:01:06 GMT
    Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.
    Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing...
  • AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

    AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:31:45 GMT
    Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.
    Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.
  • Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

    Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:01:28 GMT
    Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
    The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:21:36 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.
    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:21:33 GMT
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
  • EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

    EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:10:25 GMT
    European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years.
    European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat for the next five years.
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

    Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:00:37 GMT
    Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:11 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:30:37 GMT
    Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after...
  • Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

    Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:38 GMT
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...
  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:42:18 GMT
    Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
    Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
  • Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:50:32 GMT
    An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people.
    A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.
  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:20:23 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:09:59 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind,...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug...
  • Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

    Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-30 08:03:02 GMT
    Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.
    Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.
  • Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:50:23 GMT
    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:10:27 GMT
    Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will...
    Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up...
  • Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:20:04 GMT
    Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped underground by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.
    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.
  • Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

    Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:19:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
    President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:30:59 GMT
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.
  • Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

    Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:50:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama's potential delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.
    President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.
  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:52 GMT
    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion...
    Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian...
  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:00 GMT
    Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected...
    Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.
  • Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

    Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:12:35 GMT
    The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
    The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:28 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:23 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using...
  • At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:33:03 GMT
    U.S. and European intelligence officials are increasingly worried about lone wolf terrorist attacks by their own citizens returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq.
    The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.
  • Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

    Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:49:59 GMT
    As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of...
    As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided...
  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:36 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.
    Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward...
  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:31:43 GMT
    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:31:22 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News.
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.
  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:50:42 GMT
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like...
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...
  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:12:29 GMT
    Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.
    Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.
  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:00:39 GMT
    Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.
    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.
  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:59:57 GMT
    The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child...
    Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to...
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:03:02 GMT
    The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in...
  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:30:14 GMT
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
  • In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:33:38 GMT
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year. It marks the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.
    The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:21 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 today:
  • With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:52:40 GMT
    The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.
    The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:38 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:14 GMT
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid...
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the...
  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:33:30 GMT
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
  • A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

    A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:49 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:49:51 GMT
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 05:52:15 GMT
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:30:53 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.
    Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.
  • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:09:08 GMT
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the...
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history...
  • Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:49:36 GMT
    Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital.
    Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:19:04 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:
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:12:00 GMT
    State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
    State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in...
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:18 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...
  • US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

    US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:29:35 GMT
    The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a...
    President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core,...
  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:11:55 GMT
    A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.
    An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after...
  • High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:04:33 GMT
    Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for...
    The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist...
  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:04:28 GMT
    President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.
    With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:32:57 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
  • After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:19:38 GMT
    NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six...
  • Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:00:46 GMT
    Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point there.
    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the...
  • Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

    Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:33:40 GMT
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
    The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.
  • Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

    Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:09:58 GMT
    By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow...
    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.
  • Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

    Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:49:59 GMT
    A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of...
    European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish...
  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:31:09 GMT
    U.S. defense officials say the Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants.
    The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
  • Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

    Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:21:45 GMT
    A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.
    A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:49:46 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...
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:39:13 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:29:03 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:35 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 07:51:30 GMT
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions,...
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:21:23 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
    The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:58:36 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:
  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:38:44 GMT
    The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.
    Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot...
  • US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

    US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:23 GMT
    The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that some Guatemalan women who fled to the United States after being victims of domestic violence may now qualify for asylum.
    A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into...
  • USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

    USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:49:00 GMT
    Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed.
    Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
  • Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:07 GMT
    The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.
    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...
  • AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

    AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:48:41 GMT
    Big waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from far asea.
    Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.
  • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:38:32 GMT
    A Texas prosecutor has says a drunken driver who slammed into a truck, killing two boys, deserved punishment within the judicial system, but not at the hands of the boys' father.
    A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.
  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:28:34 GMT
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life,...
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...
  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:18:39 GMT
    The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
    The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:48:36 GMT
    Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.
    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:56 GMT
    Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.
    Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...
  • Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

    Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:59:22 GMT
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
    Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third...
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:59:17 GMT
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting alongside the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of foreign fighters recruited to fight alongside terror groups.
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast.
  • UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

    UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:22 GMT
    Members of Britain's Pakistani community have expressed outrage after an independent inquiry found that police and government agencies failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the...
    Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness - a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that...
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:11 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
  • NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

    NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:51:27 GMT
    Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
    Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril.
  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:12 GMT
    Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.
    People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
  • AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

    AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:33:49 GMT
    The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to...
    The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering...
  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:29:32 GMT
    A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire amid fears that pro-Russian rebels in the region are advancing on government-held areas.
    Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.
  • Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:09:17 GMT
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
    Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.
  • Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

    Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:49:14 GMT
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.
  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:29:15 GMT
    A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.
    A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.
  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:29:11 GMT
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as finance minister.
    Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.
  • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:48:47 GMT
    Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
    A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind...
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:38:46 GMT
    Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year.
    Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.
  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:31:08 GMT
    Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian...
    Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.
  • AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway

    AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:08:45 GMT
    Nearly 100 workers at the world's busiest airport are volunteering their time to pick up trash that could be dangerous when planes land and take off.
    Nearly 100 workers at the world's busiest airport are volunteering their time to pick up trash that could be dangerous when planes land and take off.
  • 2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:18 GMT
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival...
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's...
  • Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:49:38 GMT
    A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.
    Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June...
  • Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site

    Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:20:58 GMT
    Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they have gathered DNA samples from 283 different people and have positively identified 173 of them.
    Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173.
  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:38:06 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
  • Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

    Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:38:13 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for...
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.
  • Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:48:14 GMT
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
  • AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:08:17 GMT
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
  • Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:48:42 GMT
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
  • Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

    Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:31:20 GMT
    Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees...
    Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously...
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:19:34 GMT
    Voters in four states are headed to the polls for primaries and runoffs.
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were...
  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:08:37 GMT
    Liberia's president has fired all Cabinet ministers and other top officials who defied her order to return to the country as it struggles with an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.
    Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.
  • American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:10:40 GMT
    Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.
    The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been...
  • Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

    Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:00:42 GMT
    Attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana are set defend their states' gay marriage bans before a federal appeals court in Chicago.
    Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and...
  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:41:04 GMT
    The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might...
    The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage...
  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:28:08 GMT
    As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
    As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:08:06 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:38:26 GMT
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:20:49 GMT
    Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
    Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.
  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:18:20 GMT
    A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.
    A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...
  • Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

    Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:31 GMT
    A new report has concluded that some 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one northern England town- a damming account of the collective failure by authorities to prevent children as young as 11 from being...
    About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped...
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:18 GMT
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
  • Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:08:38 GMT
    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, and certainly wants to have more, but he declined to comment on the Obama...
    The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power...
  • Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:48:23 GMT
    Gaza police says Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City, with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.
    Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but...
  • Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:50:11 GMT
    U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya.
    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three...
  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:57:45 GMT
    Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.
    The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.
  • Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:30:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm...
    His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but...
  • Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland

    Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:57:56 GMT
    The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
    The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:28:43 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
  • Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:58:40 GMT
    Two earthquakes measuring over 5 in magnitude - the biggest yet - have shaken Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after the country issued an aviation red alert warning that an ash-emitting eruption may be imminent.
    Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement...
  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:37:45 GMT
    The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed plans that will allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan a bit beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and no...
    The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top...
  • 5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

    5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:20:44 GMT
    It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier.
    It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier.
  • AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off

    AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:08:01 GMT
    In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business.
    In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business.
  • 10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

    10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:37:43 GMT
    It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
    It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
  • Correction: Ebola story

    Correction: Ebola story

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:37:29 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the...
    In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections was 16. In fact, the number of Ebola cases confirmed by the WHO was 12.
  • Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

    Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:41:51 GMT
    The U.S. Open is underway in steamy conditions.
    Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:57:51 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 today:
  • SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

    SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 08:30:25 GMT
    Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
    Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
  • 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 08:08:02 GMT
    "Orange Is the New Black," ''House of Cards" and "Modern Family" are among the Emmy nominees aiming for the history books.
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New...
  • AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

    AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-08-26 06:07:45 GMT
    A senior administration official says President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria in order to gather intelligence on the Islamic State militant group.
    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
  • Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

    Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:29:15 GMT
    Syria's foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus' consent.
    Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be...
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:47:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:39:36 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor...
    The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:01:33 GMT
    After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.
  • American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

    American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:18:36 GMT
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an...
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an...
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  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:51:26 GMT
    Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.
    All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:41:19 GMT
    The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
    The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:33:31 GMT
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
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