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Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of "dithering and debating" in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq.

August 29, 2014

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News.

August 29, 2014

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

August 29, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.

August 29, 2014

Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison

A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.

August 29, 2014

NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions

Police Commissioner William Bratton says New York City is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level.

August 29, 2014

Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.

August 29, 2014

Palestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.

August 29, 2014

At least 25 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua

Rescuers are working to reach at least 25 miners trapped in a gold mine landslide in northern Nicaragua.

August 29, 2014

Shuttle bus crash jams traffic into O'Hare airport

A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period.

August 29, 2014

Britain raises terror threat level

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.

August 29, 2014

Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe.

August 29, 2014

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.

August 29, 2014

Israel identifies body as missing American student

Israeli police say a recently found body has been identified after a forensic investigation as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week.

August 29, 2014

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

August 29, 2014

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

August 29, 2014

Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering changing the manatee's status from endangered to threatened.

August 29, 2014

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

Officials now say the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.

August 28, 2014

Russia defends actions in Ukraine

Russia's U.N. ambassador is defending his country's actions in Ukraine, saying the government there is "waging war against its own people."

August 28, 2014

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

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.

August 28, 2014

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people in southeast Louisiana.

August 28, 2014

Israel finds body where American went missing

Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week.

August 28, 2014

No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

A judge on Friday is expected hear arguments over whether cities in Washington can ban marijuana businesses that are allowed under state law, in a case that could have big implications for Washington's experiment in legal weed.

August 28, 2014

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.

August 28, 2014

Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner held on drug charge

Authorities in Detroit say that a son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch was caught with cocaine after a traffic stop.

August 28, 2014

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

August 28, 2014

Mom won't be charged in school confrontation

Prosecutors say they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter.

August 28, 2014

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.

August 28, 2014

Docs: Ford made players roll in goose droppings

Newly released documents say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings.

August 28, 2014
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