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Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day
1 Oct 2014 at 2:27am
The protesters have threatened to expand their demonstrations unless he resigns.
Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race
1 Oct 2014 at 2:20am
No one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight ? or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.
Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap
1 Oct 2014 at 2:21am
Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who committ similar crimes?an entrenched racial disparity in the nation?s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as ?shameful? and unacceptable.
Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game
K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A?s.
Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48
1 Oct 2014 at 12:49am
OTAKI, Japan (AP) ? A dozen more bodies were found Wednesday near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another eruption.
Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
30 Sep 2014 at 1:50pm
CDC director: ?I have no doubt we?ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."
Plea accepted in embassy bombings case
30 Sep 2014 at 4:25pm
Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S
30 Sep 2014 at 5:59pm
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...
Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead
1 Oct 2014 at 1:57am
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...
U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach
30 Sep 2014 at 6:20pm
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...
Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody
30 Sep 2014 at 11:34pm
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) ? The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.
3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22
30 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm
Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.
Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
30 Sep 2014 at 11:26am
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.
U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq
30 Sep 2014 at 12:30pm
Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.
Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs
30 Sep 2014 at 4:20pm
State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.