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  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON – The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Missouri governor pulls National Guard from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Romney, Ryan reuniting at appearance in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first joint public appearan ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Record drought saps honey production in California

    LOS BANOS, Calif. – California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    CINCINNATI – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Associ ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and alt ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
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