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  • Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, marked her 17th birthday Monday with a vis ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon wildfire that destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings spread during the cooler overnight hours Monday as cr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Church of England votes in favor of women bishops

    LONDON — The Church of England voted Monday to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops after years of bitter debates which at times threatened t ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON – Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monda ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heed ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Obama seeks governors’ support on immigrant kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administrati ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
    July 13, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

    MOSCOW – Russia’s foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. ...
    July 13, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Jersey City mayor: Cop killer said he was ‘going to be famous’

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Last original Ramones member dies

    NEW YORK – The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • 5 things to know about immigration courts

    An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the nation’s Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cas ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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