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  • 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday, t ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Browns unmoved by chief’s apology

    WASHINGTON – The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Mi ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

    TOKYO – A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injure ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

    BEIRUT – The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the count ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Help wanted: Free lawyers to represent immigrant children

    LOS ANGELES – Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies at 73

    CLEVELAND – James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expel ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Iran-six power talks turn into mostly Iran-U.S. show

    UNITED NATIONS – First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now, mostly one – the United States.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home

    JOHANNESBURG – The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Palestinian leader in new U.N. bid to end occupation

    NEW YORK – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of conducting a “war of genocide” and a “series of absolute war crimes” during th ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • U.S.-led strikes hit ISIS group as coalition grows

    BEIRUT – American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists i ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Ferguson unrest persists despite chief’s gesture

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an u ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

    WASHINGTON – Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • It is Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama in Arkansas race

    PICKENS, Ark. – In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Small towns rescuing, restoring movie theaters

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – When the historic downtown movie theater in Webster City, Iowa, went bankrupt and shut down last year, some wondered whether it w ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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