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  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:08:33 GMT
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life,...
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...
  • APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

    APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:18:50 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...
    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 standards.
  • Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:57:55 GMT
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
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  • UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:21:06 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.
    An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two...
  • Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

    Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:18:53 GMT
    A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.
    One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws...
  • Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:30:21 GMT
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:38:06 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
  • Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

    Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:28:04 GMT
    The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
    The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:18:24 GMT
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
  • HealthMore>>

  • UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:00:44 GMT
    Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.
    Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:00:36 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:00:20 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival

    Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:18:58 GMT
    A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood hopes.
    A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood hopes.
  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:18:24 GMT
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
  • Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:48:14 GMT
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Israeli officer wounded by fire from Syria

    Israeli officer wounded by fire from Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:58:16 GMT
    The Israeli military says an officer in the Golan Heights has been moderately wounded by errant fire from neighboring Syria.
    The Israeli military says an officer in the Golan Heights has been moderately wounded by errant fire from neighboring Syria.
  • Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

    Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:58:09 GMT
    Members of Britain's Pakistani community have expressed outrage after an independent inquiry found that police and government agencies failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the...
    Members of Britain's Pakistani community have expressed outrage after an independent inquiry found that police and government agencies failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern...
  • Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:50:57 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.
  • StrangeMore>>

  • Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

    Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:47:49 GMT
    A man who took a nearly $5,000 gold nugget from a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store offered to pay for it two days after his face appeared in photos distributed by the media.
    A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
  • Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

    Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:46 GMT
    Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
    Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
  • Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

    Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:45 GMT
    A Maine lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
    A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
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