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  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African co ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 U.S. states in August

    WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:58 am
  • Strong vote in Senate for Obama on Syria aid

    WASHINGTON – In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Is ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment – and the rest of the United K ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step tow ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • 21 killed by Mexican army had surrendered

    ARCELIA, Mexico – A woman said she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to t ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

    WASHINGTON – In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Obamacare enrollment down to 7.3 million, administration says

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • House veterans divided on Syria measure

    WASHINGTON – The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Couple in Craigslist killing sentenced to life

    SUNBURY, Pa. – A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as Preside ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Police: Ambush suspect was re-enactor

    Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outsi ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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