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  • At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON – The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchma ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Russian-backed rebels push west in Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Tax forms pose new challenge for HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON – The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow ha ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    CANBERRA, Australia – Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call th ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    GENEVA – 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 Organi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

    JERUSALEM – European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing fo ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Study: We travel with our own germs

    WASHINGTON – Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, ne ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Groups will need permit for Grand Canyon trips

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Officials said groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    LAS VEGAS – 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 ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • White House preps legal case for immigration shift

    WASHINGTON – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

    DENVER – Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-cau ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, vowed Thursday to counter extremist religions such as that ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 6:56 am
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