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  • Analysis shows police short on Hispanic officers

    WASHINGTON – The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the cou ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader's death

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaida-linked militants named a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his allia ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan

    SRINAGAR, India – Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pak ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    YOLA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria’s northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • U.K. offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

    LONDON – The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    SPARTAK, Ukraine – Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukrai ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

    WASHINGTON – New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the anima ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane field ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Analysis: Politics trump promises on immigration

    WASHINGTON – For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In t ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Congress coming back from break, must act to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Arab League chief urges action against Islamic State group

    CAIRO – The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists “militarily and politically,” issuing an apparent ca ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT – The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • At U.S. base, South Korean ex-prostitutes face eviction

    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – More than 70 aging women live in a squalid neighborhood between the rear gate of the U.S. Army garrison here and half a doze ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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