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  • Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid

    BAGHDAD — A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too ma ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Europe pledges aid, equipment to help Iraq

    LONDON — Europe stepped up support Tuesday for thousands of people fleeing Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq, pledging more air drops, money an ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • #Barmageddon: Law students sue when software fails

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Law students taking the bar exam have it tough: Three years hitting the books. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition. And all o ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

    BAGHDAD – Iraq's incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the ne ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Storm victims could decide Hawaii senate race

    HILO, Hawaii – The storm-beaten seaside communities on Hawaii’s Big Island are fighting to restore electricity and running water – and likely deciding ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • For Iraq Yazidis, a frantic search for the missing

    SEMALKA, Syria – Trucks and jeeps trundled slowly across the pontoon bridge, packed with refugees, with children poking their dusty heads out of the w ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Witnesses: Teen’s hands raised when shot

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and f ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

    MADRID – Now it's not just two Americans, but a Spaniard as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Haiti police search for 329 escaped prisoners

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The attack on a Haitian prison on the capital's outskirts to free the son of a prominent businessman being held on kidnapping ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russia will send a humanitarian aid convoy into eastern Ukraine in cooperation with the International Red Cross, the Kremlin announ ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

    BAGHDAD — Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Ex-Virginia governor's onetime top aide testifies

    RICHMOND, Va. — The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss had received thousands ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Judges extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law

    SAN DIEGO – College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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