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  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-f ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damag ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:36 am
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS – The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown – recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high scho ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Expert calls for closure of Calif. nuclear plant

    LOS ANGELES – A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whe ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. – Businesses in California’s wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtow ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the cont ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

    BEIRUT – Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Doctor given Ebola drug dies

    MONROVIA, Liberia – A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separate ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Gaza attacks trigger Israeli exodus from border

    JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Ham ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Mich. unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

    NOVI, Mich. – Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    FORT LEE, Va. – A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • 4 found dead in water off South Florida coast

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodie ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 6:18 am
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