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Beth Sturman's voice lights up when she remembers a fund-raising gala that she helped put on.
Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. Read more »
If Oscar Pistorius manages to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and returns to the track, he can expect a cool reception from Paralympic organizers. Read more »
Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package... Read more »
Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation that began this summer. Read more »
Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening... Read more »
Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court. Read more »
For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Read more »
ings announced early Wednesday morning they have placed Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the... Read more »
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State... Read more »
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a... Read more »
The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public. Read more »
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be... Read more »
Barcelona, Spain, has captured the 5 million euro ($6.5 million) grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday. Read more »
One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines. Read more »
Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? Read more »
It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel... Read more »
The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment... Read more »
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. Read more »
The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for... Read more »
More millennials read books than their elders, a new Pew Research report finds. Read more »
Child poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years — but 14 million American kids still live in poverty. Read more »
The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars. Read more »
A new British study concludes that for many Muslim women, the headscarf, or hijab, is correlated with a positive body image – whether the woman is very religious or not. Read more »
What states are doing the best in terms of education? Here's a look at the top 15. Read more »
AP photos connecting us with what's going on around the world. Read more »
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Earlier this week, Wallethub released a study comparing the fairness of each state’s tax system based on an earlier survey in which Wallethub asked Americans what a fair tax system... Read more »
A member of an elite Detroit police team flunked his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old girl who was asleep on the... Read more »
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. Read more »
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch. But experts in childhood development said the intent... Read more »
Beth Sturman's voice lights up when she remembers a fund-raising gala that she helped put on for Laurel House a few years ago. Most of the volunteers in charge were women, she recalled, so... Read more »
Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »
Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989. Read more »
The thrill of history in the making enveloped Scotland — and spooked the rest of the United Kingdom — after voters turned out with unprecedented enthusiasm for an independence... Read more »
The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet... Read more »
Mitt Romney is leaving the door open to a third run for president if no suitable Republican enters the race, according to one of his key supporters, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. Read more »
Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed... Read more »
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a... Read more »
The war of words is heating up for the NFL, with PepsiCo Inc. CEO Indra Nooyi the latest major Super Bowl advertiser to make a pointed statement about the league. Read more »
A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society. Read more »
The newly released National Congregations Study finds church choirs are on the downbeat in white Protestant churches across the theological spectrum. Read more »
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King... Read more »
But, it will keep 61 assault rifles and an armored vehicle. . Read more »
A member of an elite Detroit police team failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old girl who was asleep... Read more »
Temperatures are dropping, the sun is setting earlier and pumpkin spice everything is arriving on American supermarket shelves. Read more »
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening... Read more »
A Catholic conference on the family next month could bring big changes for American Catholics. Read more »
Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 when flames swept through the... Read more »
In an effort to make a lesson better, Missouri’s teacher of the year found himself in the middle of violence
The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. Read more »
Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone's capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will identify people infected with Ebola and hand out 1.5 million... Read more »
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the... Read more »
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