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  • Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin

    HONG KONG – Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Justices’ new term has expectations on gay unions

    WASHINGTON – A Supreme Court term that is starting with a lack of headline-grabbing cases may end with a blockbuster that helps define the legacy of t ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Texas Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test

    AUSTIN, Texas – The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Texas company recalls nearly 91,000 pounds of beef

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Texas company is recalling nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef products that might b ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S.: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses

    WASHINGTON – For months, Islamic State militants rampaged across Syria and Iraq, seizing cities, taking hostages and terrorizing all who dared to conf ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Airports, airlines and Ebola: 5 things you need to know

    DALLAS – The news that a man flew from Liberia to the U.S. after exposure to Ebola, and wound up in a hospital isolation ward, has led to calls for to ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “pr ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • With search area mapped, MH370 hunt resuming

    SYDNEY – After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searc ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Gay marriage debate puts GOP into 3 camps

    NEW YORK – As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Hong Kong police arrest 19 at protest site

    HONG KONG – Hong Kong police said early this morning that they have arrested 19 people, some of whom are believed to have organized crime ties, after ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Afghan army death rate spikes 30 percent

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan army desperate for more advanced military equipment is suffering death rates 30 percent higher in the 2014 fighting sea ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

    Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility Friday, saying they were s ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Nobel peace panel in focus as 2014 awards begin

    STAVANGER, Norway – With the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements around the corner, Norway is considering shaking up the five-member committee that selects ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Crew disinfects home where Ebola patient stayed

    DALLAS – A hazardous-materials crew decontaminated the Texas apartment Friday where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick, while public-health ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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