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U.S. rescue mission for Foley, others failed
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:43:53 -0400

Secret Operation to Save James Foley Failed: OfficialsTroops looked for James Foley, other U.S. hostages in Syria this summer, but to no avail.

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:47:11 -0400

Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ? An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant scoop for Israeli intelligence.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:11:53 -0400

Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, as a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) ? Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Video: Cop in Ferguson shooting was lauded for previous struggle
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:45:34 -0400

Protester Hana Kato, of Tacoma, Wash., holds a sign that reads "Arrest Darren Wilson" as she attends an evening rally Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Tacoma, Wash. Wilson has been identified as the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an event that has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)New video turned over by the city of Ferguson shows Police Officer Darren Wilson receiving an award for "outstanding police work" during a struggle with a previous suspect.

Ebola: Liberia?s clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:44:13 -0400

Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in MonroviaViolence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia's West Point slum which has been contained as part of new security measures aimed at containing the deadly virus. The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world scramble to stem the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 1,200 people across west Africa this year. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf quarantined West Point and Dolo Town, to the east of the capital, and imposed a night-time curfew as part of new drastic measures to fight the disease.

BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:12:43 -0400

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:11:32 -0400

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass. Foley had been released a month prior after being detained for six weeks in Libya. Students at the school had written government leaders to work for his release. Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) ? For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:11:20 -0400

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Sitting with clockwise from the far left, Richard Callahan, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Molly Moran, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) ? It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:10:48 -0400

FILE -- In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. Officials on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, said that the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on the mountain in the same area where six went missing in May. A crew on a training flight spotted the bodies in an avalanche debris field after they were exposed by melting snow. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) ? The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:09:54 -0400

Displaced Iraqis settle at a new camp outside the Bajid Kandala camp in Feeshkhabour town, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Some 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq since the Islamic State's rapid advance began in June, and thousands more have died. The scale of the humanitarian crisis prompted the U.N. to declare its highest level of emergency last week. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)WASHINGTON (AP) ? America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.

Beauty: Miami is One of the First Cities for Allure's "Book Now" Button
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:09:31 -0400

Beauty: Miami is One of the First Cities for Allure's "Book Now" ButtonAvant Garde Salon/Image via Google If you're a Miami salon-goer, you'll soon be able to book your appointments straight through The beauty magazine has teamed up with BeautyBooked, an app for booking salon appointments, to allow you to book...

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:07:57 -0400

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The president said the U.S. will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite Foley's brutal murder. Obama said he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

Opera's Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:07:21 -0400

The Nokia X is shown at its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaNorwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building department in Nokia," Opera Chief Executive Lars Boilsesen said. "This means that Opera Mini will become the default browser for Microsoft's feature phone product lines and the Asha phones product lines." The deal will be profitable from the start, he added.

Your Top Plays for Today
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:06:24 -0400

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards grimaces as he is attended to on the field after an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:52:07 -0400

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that found excessive consumption of instant noodles by South Koreans was associated with risks for diabetes, heart disease or stroke. The study has provoked feelings of wounded pride, mild guilt, stubborn resistance, even nationalism among South Koreans, who eat more instant noodles per capita than anyone in the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon )A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:

Indonesian court to rule on presidential election challenge
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:49:19 -0400

Supporters of Prabowo Subianto, some wearing military uniforms, march to the Constitutional Court in Jakarta on August 21, 2014An Indonesian court was Thursday expected to uphold Joko Widodo's victory in last month's presidential election, rejecting claims of widespread cheating from his opponent after weeks of political uncertainty in the world's third-biggest democracy. Ahead of the Constitutional Court ruling, hundreds of supporters of Prabowo Subianto, the ex-general who lost the election, rallied across Jakarta while police and soldiers were out in force across the capital. A huge crowd of flag-waving supporters attempted to get past a line of riot police and water cannons blocking the road to the court in downtown Jakarta, which had been sealed off for the verdict, but were pushed back. Both Prabowo, a top military figure in the era of dictator Suharto with a chequered human rights record, and Widodo, the reform-minded governor of Jakarta, declared victory at the July 9 election.

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:49:10 -0400

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, a man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. The response to Brown?s death turned violent because of a convergence of factors, observers said. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:45:54 -0400

In this Aug. 18. 2014 photo, an employee fills in shelves with packages of "ramyeon" instant noodles at a shopping center in Seoul, South Korea. By value, instant noodles were the top-selling manufactured food in South Korea in 2012, the most recent year figures are available, according to South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. The country sold about 1.85 trillion won ($1.8 billion) worth, mostly in domestic markets, that year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts ? in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:40:30 -0400

Actress Laverne Cox attends the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) ? Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment ? including a recent Emmy nomination ? and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:37:51 -0400

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, as the then Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, looks on after signing an agreement in Doha, Qatar. The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf state wields its influence over a militant group with few friends left. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.

Regional water authority envisaged in latest Detroit bankruptcy plan
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:33:42 -0400

A City of Detroit Water and Sewerage man-hole cover is seen along Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit(Reuters) - Detroit has once again raised the possibility of having a regional water and sewer system authority in the latest version of a debt adjustment plan the city filed in the U.S. The new draft of the plan -- the last one expected ahead of a financial feasibility trial scheduled to open in early September -- also includes the city's current effort to repurchase $5.2 billion of outstanding water and sewer system revenue bonds. Nearly 25.7 percent of the bonds were tendered by late Wednesday, according to tender agent Bondholder Communications Group. Bondholders have until 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday to take up the city's tender offer.

Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:31:35 -0400

Palestinians remove belongings from a house that witnesses said was destroyed during an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza StripAn Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas men since it launched its offensive on Gaza six week ago with the declared aim of curbing rocket fire into its territory. Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in a bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah.

Infineon to acquire International Rectifier for $3 bln
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:31:01 -0400

Workers produce semi-conductors at a laboratory of Infineon, German semi-conductors giant, on July 1, 2010German semi-conductors giant Infineon said late Wednesday it will acquire its US rival International Rectifier for $3.0 billion (2.3 billion euro). "Infineon Technologies and International Rectifier announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3.0 billion," the German company said in a statement. "Infineon will benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint." "The combination of Infineon's and International Rectifier's products, technological and innovative excellence, as well as distributional strength will unleash great potential," said Infineon chief executive Reinhard Ploss.

Australia veteran Cahill heads young football squad
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:30:21 -0400

Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring during a World Cup match in Porto Alegre on June 18, 2014Four uncapped players were called up to join Australia talisman Tim Cahill Thursday in the Socceroos squad to face Belgium and Saudi Arabia in the build-up to the 2015 Asian Cup. Brad Smith, Chris Herd, Trent Sainsbury and Bailey Wright were the new faces in a 20-man line-up as coach Ange Postecoglou sought to "broaden the base and depth" of the squad.

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:20:26 -0400

Thailand's new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha salutes during an establishment anniversary of the 21st infantry regiment, Queen's Guard, in Chonburi Province, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) ? Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good ? to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.

North Korea attend draw for Asiad group sports
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:18:37 -0400

Yang Song-Ho (C), the dean of the Korean University of Physical Education in Pyongyang, arrives to attend an international conference on sport's role in improving relations among Asians in Incheon on August 20, 2014North Korean sports officials attended the Asian Games draw Thursday for football and other group sports, despite continuing doubts over their participation in next month's Asiad in South Korea. The draws, in the western port of Incheon near Seoul, were watched by five North Korean officials, organisers said, after an eight-member delegation from Pyongyang arrived in Incheon Tuesday to attend pre-Asiad functions and inspect sports facilities.

Australian, 70, celebrates English Channel swimming record
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:17:57 -0400

File photo taken on June 6, 2014 shows the English Channel in Arromanches-les-Bains, NormandyA 70-year-old Australian grandfather has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel, celebrating his feat by having a couple of beers "for medicinal purposes". Cyril Baldock, from Bondi in Sydney's eastern suburbs, said the beers tasted better than the sea water he swallowed during the record-breaking swim from England to France on Wednesday, which made him "pretty crook", or unwell. Baldock, aged 70 years and nine months, took 12 hours and 45 minutes to swim from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez -- a straight line distance of 34 kilometres (21 miles) -- beating the previous record set by British man Roger Allsopp, who was five months younger, in 2011. "I'm having a couple of beers for medicinal purposes only, to make myself sleep," Baldock told Australian Associated Press after he completed the swim in only a cap, goggles and trunks as Channel swimming rules dictate.

Human trafficking to Britain rising, police say
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:14:28 -0400

Migrants walk past UK-bound lorries in Calais, northern France, on August 5, 2014The numbers of people trafficked into Britain and Northern Ireland are likely to rise again in 2014 after a leap of almost 50 percent last year, police said on Wednesday. Almost 50 possible victims are found each week, figures from the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The discovery of 34 Afghan Sikhs and one dead man in a shipping container, and of 15 migrants in a truck on a motorway, has brought the issues of trafficking into light in recent days.

Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:04:40 -0400

Nearly 5% of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a study showsNearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study. "If something new becomes available, addiction will only rise," Susumu Higuchi, Japan's leading expert on addiction who headed the study, told local journalists according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The survey, taken last year and sponsored by the health ministry, came as the Japanese government mulls controversial plans to legalise casino gambling in certain special zones, with some saying it would boost the number of foreign tourists. Researchers estimated that roughly 5.36 million people in Japan -- 4.8 percent of the adult population -- are likely pathological gamblers who cannot resist the impulse to wager, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.

2 Americans arrested in Bali suitcase murder held on suicide watch
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:47 -0400

Bali Suitcase Murder: Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer 'Had Sex' in Hotel Room after Sheila von Wiese-Mack was KilledBALI, Indonesia (AP) ? An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday.

Officer who pointed gun, cursed at protesters suspended
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:59:19 -0400

A protester (L) speaks with a police officer during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 19, 2014Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.

Convicted killer Jodi Arias wins delay in penalty phase retrial
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:15:09 -0400

Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixConvicted killer Jodi Arias, who could face the death penalty for the murder of her ex-boyfriend at his Phoenix area home more than six years ago, won a three-week delay on Wednesday in the retrial of the penalty phase of the case. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens granted a request by Arias, who is acting as her own attorney in the penalty phase retrial, to push back jury selection until Sept. 29, according to a court spokeswoman.    Arias, 34, asked for the delay from Sept. 8 because of problems meeting with a potential witness, the spokeswoman said. The judge?s decision came after a closed-door hearing on Wednesday morning and was announced later by the court.     A state jury convicted Arias in May 2013 of killing Travis Alexander in a headline-grabbing case that was broadcast live on the Internet and attracted thousands of avid trial watchers nationwide.

The other U.S. reporter ISIL is holding
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:32:28 -0400

James Foley Backlash: US Continues to Bombard Isis Despite Threat to Kill Second Journalist Steven SotloffSteven Sotloff's family is asking the White House to do everything it can to free him.

Afghanistan gives NYT journalist 24 hours to leave country
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:18:13 -0400

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg speaks during an interview in KabulAfghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. Matthew Rosenberg, 40, was summoned for questioning on Tuesday after the newspaper ran a story about officials discussing plans to form an interim government and "seize power" if a deadlock over the presidential election failed to break soon. "Due to the lack of proper accountability and non-cooperation, the Attorney General's office has decided that Matthew Rosenberg should leave Afghanistan within 24 hours," the office said in a statement. "We were also never informed of a formal investigation and we do not understand how insisting on the right to a lawyer is not cooperating.? Afghanistan is in the midst of a ballot that has dragged on for months, with both candidates claiming victory after the June 14 run-off and allegations of mass fraud threatening to derail the process.

Ukrainian fighter plane shot down as clashes kill dozens
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:35:35 -0400

Another Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down Near Russian BorderA Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush the ailing rebellion in the east ahead of a fresh round of diplomacy that will see the presidents of Russia and Ukraine meet next week for the first time in months. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said a Su-25 jet was shot close to the second-largest insurgent bastion of Lugansk, where government forces claim to have battled back control over several districts in the past few days. Clashes in and around the other major rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed 43 civilians in the past 24 hours, local authorities said.

Obama ?heartbroken? by Foley beheading but vows no letup in U.S. operations
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:28:16 -0400

FILE - This undated file still image from video released April 7, 2011, by GlobalPost, shows James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley ? and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP Photo/GlobalPost, File)But the president vowed to press on with U.S. operations to eliminate ISIL's ?cancer."

Ferguson cop in Michael Brown shooting had ?serious facial injury'
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager reportedly suffered ?a serious facial injury? in the altercation before firing the fatal shots.

Airstrike kills wife, child of Hamas commander
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:53:53 -0400

Palestinians grieve over the death of their relative Widad Mustafa Deif, 27, who was killed along with her 8-month-old son Ali Mohammed Deif in Israeli strikes in Gaza City late Tuesday, during their funeral in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was the wife of Mohammed Deif, the leader of the Hamas military wing. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)JERUSALEM (AP) ? Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent assassination attempt that killed his wife and 2-year-old son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israeli premier: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation

Calif. patient tested for possible Ebola exposure
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:01 -0400

An MSF medical worker wears protective clothing at an Ebola treatment facility in Kailahun, on August 15, 2014, Sierra LeoneBlood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, though two American relief workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were flown back to America for treatment earlier this month. In the latest case, a patient admitted to South Sacramento Medical Center in California's state capital may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, Kaiser Permanente, the company that operates the hospital, said in a statement Tuesday.

Marine killed in crash on surprise visit to little brother
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:44:53 -0400

Marine FuneralFORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) ? A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school.


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