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  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Holder arrives in Ferguson after shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the sub ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Official: 3 of 5 children that were held hostage are freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – A city spokesman said three of the five children who were being held hostage Tuesday by two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Teens arrested for plot after Web activities eyed

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • U.S. changing no-fly travel list rules in next 6 months

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists bann ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deploy ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Tips for parents: Post carefully

    NEW YORK – Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. So ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
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