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  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:50:23 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.More >
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.More >
  • Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

    Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:44:16 GMT
    Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his...More >
    Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation...More >
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:09 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.More >
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.More >
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:31:53 GMT
    The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.More >
    The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.More >
  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:33 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?More >
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in...More >
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:03 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.More >
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...More >
  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:29:57 GMT
    The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >
    Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's...More >
  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:09:12 GMT
    A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.More >
    An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after...More >
  • Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:00:37 GMT
    Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point there.More >
    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the...More >
  • After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:00:21 GMT
    NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.More >
    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six...More >
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:39:43 GMT
    The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin's government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine.More >
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in...More >
  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:38:27 GMT
    The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.More >
    The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.More >
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:09:00 GMT
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.More >
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.More >
  • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.More >
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.More >
  • DirecTV reports outages resolved in US

    DirecTV reports outages resolved in US

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:34:26 GMT

    After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.


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    After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.

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  • Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:00 GMT
    The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.More >
    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...More >
  • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:48:57 GMT
    Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant.More >
    Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a...More >
  • Man held in LA serial shootings appears in court

    Man held in LA serial shootings appears in court

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:59:08 GMT
    A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.More >
    A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the Los Angeles area made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges that could lead to the death penalty.More >
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:04 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...More >
    In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...More >
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:58:53 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More >
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More >
  • Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:09:11 GMT
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.More >
    Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.More >
  • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:48:50 GMT
    Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.More >
    A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind...More >
  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:29:03 GMT
    Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian...More >
    Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.More >
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:17 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.More >
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.More >
  • Journalist speaks after release from Syrian militants

    Journalist speaks after release from Syrian militants

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:26:10 GMT

    Peter Curtis' release came days after ISIS militants executed another journalist, James Foley. The execution was meant as a warning to the U.S. government, to stop its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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    Peter Curtis' release came days after ISIS militants executed another journalist, James Foley. The execution was meant as a warning to the U.S. government, to stop its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
    Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.More >
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...More >
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:19:05 GMT
    Voters in four states are headed to the polls for primaries and runoffs.More >
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were...More >
  • Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:49:27 GMT
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."More >
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."More >
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