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  • Jerrie Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

    Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.
    NEW: Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court court weighs same-sex marriage cases; same-sex couples' cases on hold for now

    WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court wer ...
    NEW: Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • CDC team seeking anyone who encountered U.S. Ebola patient

    DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas h ...
    NEW: Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Islamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Tur ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

    BEIJING – China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no ima ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    WASHINGTON – After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq – Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighti ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON – From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last yea ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

    DALLAS – Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in th ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

    SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:09 am
  • Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG – Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Bankruptcy’s end more clear than Orr’s future

    DETROIT – Kevyn Orr’s success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military c ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
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