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  • 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
  • Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Authorities were searching Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the regi ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Browns unmoved by chief’s apology

    WASHINGTON – The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Mi ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • 3 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan

    TOKYO – A Japanese military helicopter rescued three people Sunday morning from a spectacular volcanic eruption that sent officials scrambling to reac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday, t ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

    BEIRUT – The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the count ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Help wanted: Free lawyers to represent immigrant children

    LOS ANGELES – Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies at 73

    CLEVELAND – James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expel ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Iran-six power talks turn into mostly Iran-U.S. show

    UNITED NATIONS – First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now, mostly one – the United States.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4

    DAVIS, Okla. – A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing f ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

    CHICAGO – The nation's air travel system began to slowly recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic co ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • U.S.-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows

    BEIRUT – American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists i ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Freed Nigerian schoolgirl comes home

    JOHANNESBURG – The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

    CHICAGO – A contract employee set a fire at an Aurora air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation’s busiest airports to a h ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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