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  • Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:58:15 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.
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:17:51 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...
    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 coffee-and-doughnut...
  • Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

    Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:56:55 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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...
  • Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

    Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:15 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:15:56 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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...
  • 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.
    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...
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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...
  • 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...
    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.
  • 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...
    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...
  • 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.
    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...
  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:57:34 GMT
    Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.
    The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.
  • 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-08-26 08:07:25 GMT
    "Orange Is the New Black," ''House of Cards" and "Modern Family" are among the Emmy nominees aiming for the history books.
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New...
  • Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 05:37:13 GMT
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
  • Cristobal strengthens to a hurricane

    Cristobal strengthens to a hurricane

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:26:43 GMT

    Cristobal is now a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.


    Cristobal is now a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.


  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:38:18 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor...
    The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...
  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:57:10 GMT
    Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and form a new publicly listed company that would be based in Canada.
    Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

    Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:27:46 GMT
    Gen. Martin Dempsey says he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against Islamic State militants in Syria if and when he determines they have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe.
    Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
  • Family, community remember Michael Brown

    Family, community remember Michael Brown

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:42:38 GMT
    Family called Michael Brown a 'gentle soul' during his funeral.
    Family called Michael Brown a 'gentle soul' during his funeral.
  • Explosion at IL metal recycling plant kills 2, injures 1

    Explosion at IL metal recycling plant kills 2, injures 1

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:41:03 GMT
    An Illinois recycling plant explosion killed two on Monday. 
    An Illinois recycling plant explosion killed two on Monday. 
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Atlantic

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:03:58 GMT

    A tropical storm warning was placed in effect for the southeastern Bahamas.

    A tropical storm warning was placed in effect for the southeastern Bahamas.

  • Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings detained

    Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings detained

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:56 AM EDT2014-08-25 05:56:33 GMT
    Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.
    A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and wounded four others within the span of an hour Sunday in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody following a standoff, police said.
  • 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.
    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.
  • US says American held in Syria has been freed

    US says American held in Syria has been freed

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:27:28 GMT
    The U.S. government says an American held hostage for about two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria has been released.
    An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic...
  • Actor, director Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    Actor, director Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:03:48 GMT
    Longtime director, actor and producer Richard Attenborough has passed away. He was 90 years old. 
    Longtime director, actor and producer Richard Attenborough has passed away. He was 90 years old. 
  • Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

    Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:24:23 GMT
    Syrian activists say Islamic State fighters have broken through defenses and taken over at least part of a military air base that is the last government-held outpost in a northeastern province dominated by the...
    Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said.
  • Gov declares emergency after SF Bay quake

    Gov declares emergency after SF Bay quake

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-24 23:08:21 GMT

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake caused infrastructure damage and dozens of injuries north of San Francisco Bay.

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake caused infrastructure damage and dozens of injuries north of San Francisco Bay.

  • 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."
    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."
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