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  • Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban l ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent prot ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Greenhouse gas: Obama to order steeper cuts for power plants

    NEW YORK – President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior ad ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. – Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their st ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

    WASHINGTON – It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundr ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG – When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunte ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    BALMA, France – A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility wh ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday, the T ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    ALTURAS, Calif. – A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, off ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

    WASHINGTON – Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Decision: Search for Fla. teens to be suspended

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
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