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  • NYC doesn't track sightseeing bus accidents

    NEW YORK – Companies that run New York City's growing armada of double-decker sightseeing buses, like the ones involved in last week's Times Square cr ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

    TEHRAN, Iran – A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions abo ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A few thousand people crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a police ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    HONOLULU – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differ ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • 90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

    Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10- ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • 25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

    RESTON, Va. – It had all the makings of a public-health horror story: an outbreak of a wildly deadly virus on the doorstep of the nation's capital, wi ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law

    SAN DIEGO – College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

    BEIRUT – A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new lea ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

    CAIRO – Egypt’s highest administrative court dissolved Saturday the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Judge denies GM motion to dismiss ignition suit

    NEW YORK – A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

    SAO PAULO – The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his o ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    ALBANY, Ga. – Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting f ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Gaza peace talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

    JERUSALEM – Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

    WASHINGTON – The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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