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  • Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ shows of force

    SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” crit ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night s ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • IRS failed to check contractors' backgrounds

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a mi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Slain U.S. general buried with honors at Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington Na ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:41 pm
  • Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

    MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who raped and killed a college student was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the chance of parole after t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Ferguson Missouri protests

    Photos from protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed bl ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Ferguson protests turn violent

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Israel, Hamas agree to extend temporary truce

    CAIRO – Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Doctors: Ebola drug poses ‘impossible dilemma’

    DAKAR, Senegal – Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday t ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fi ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    SANTOS, Brazil – Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign offici ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Pope to visit South Korea for first time in 25 years

    SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean marty ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • U.N.: Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

    BAGHDAD – The United Nations on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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