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  • Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:49:16 GMT
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."More >
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."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 >
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:19:49 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >
    Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.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 >
  • American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:08:09 GMT
    Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.More >
    The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been...More >
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:18:09 GMT
    Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.More >
    Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.More >
  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:08:23 GMT
    A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.More >
    A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...More >
  • IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:09 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care...More >
    Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.More >
  • Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:08:38 GMT
    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, and certainly wants to have more, but he declined to comment on the Obama...More >
    The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power...More >
  • Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:48:12 GMT
    Gaza police says Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City, with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.More >
    Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but...More >
  • Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:54:59 GMT
    James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown.More >
    Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.More >
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