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Miley in spotlight at VMAs

Aug 30, 2015 / 8:28 am

The M in MTV will stand for Miley tonight. Miley Cyrus is set to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards — two years after she stole the show with a risque, but memorable performance with Robin Thicke, and a year after winning the top prize for "Wrecking Ball." There has been...

Wall for Can-US border?

Aug 30, 2015 / 7:47 am

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says that building a wall along the country's northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review. Republican candidates have generally taken a get-tough approach on deterring illegal immigration, but they usually focus...

Naked bike ride

Aug 30, 2015 / 5:24 am

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint or nothing at all. The 12-mile ride through the City of...

10th anniversary of Katrina

Aug 29, 2015 / 6:20 pm

Residents of Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by ringing church bells, laying wreaths and celebrating the resiliency of a region still recovering from a disaster that killed more than 1,800 people and caused $151 billion in damage. Addressing...

Shark sighting

Aug 29, 2015 / 5:58 pm

A shark that was seen circling kayakers has led lifeguards to close a San Diego County beach. A 1 1/2-mile stretch of beach from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier was closed Saturday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of the 8- to 10-foot hammerhead shark. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee...

Dust warning down south

Aug 29, 2015 / 1:01 pm

Southern British Columbia is not the only area getting hit with heavy winds today; parts of Washington State have been hit just as hard, if not harder. The National Weather Service in Spokane, Wash. issued a dust storm warning Saturday morning, which will stay in effect until 5 p.m....

Katrina - 10 years on

Aug 29, 2015 / 6:13 am

With prayers, church bells and brass bands, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana will pay homage today to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day. Ten years ago — on Aug. 29, 2005 —...

Arrest in shrine bombing

Aug 29, 2015 / 6:07 am

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with stacks of passports and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. Police and soldiers raided the suspect's...

Never saw gunman coming

Aug 28, 2015 / 8:43 pm

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire...

"I was eating breakfast"

Aug 28, 2015 / 7:32 pm

An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. "I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time," 15-year veteran teacher Arnold...

Graphic news: how far?

Aug 28, 2015 / 3:14 pm

In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the...

$10M a day fighting fires

Aug 28, 2015 / 3:07 pm

Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behaviour in the interim. Vilsack, in Portland Friday for a wildfire briefing, said 14,000...

Rising death toll from Erika

Aug 28, 2015 / 11:06 am

Heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Erika began to bear down Friday on the Dominican Republic as authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica warned that the death toll would rise from mudslides and flooding unleashed by the system. Authorities in Dominica had said at...

200 feared dead in sinking

Aug 28, 2015 / 6:59 am

Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. An Associated Press photographer at the scene saw workers...

Glacier melts 3 inches a day

Aug 28, 2015 / 6:45 am

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream. What little snow from...

Holding ground in Chelan

Aug 28, 2015 / 6:38 am

Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. The National Weather Service had issued a red-flag warning earlier in the day for the fires near Okanogan, saying weather...

'Master plan' for Mars

Aug 27, 2015 / 3:26 pm

Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years. The second man to walk on the moon took part in a signing ceremony Thursday at the university, which is located in Melbourne, less than an hour's drive...

'Slow-motion disaster'

Aug 27, 2015 / 3:24 pm

Firefighters were keeping a wary eye Thursday on big wildfires that Gov. Jay Inslee described as a "slow-motion disaster." The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for the largest wildfire, the Okanogan Complex, saying rising temperatures, falling humidity and increasing...

Migrants found dead

Aug 27, 2015 / 7:33 am

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna. The shocking find came as Austria hosted a summit in Vienna on Europe's...

Grieving station regroups

Aug 27, 2015 / 6:15 am

The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a disgruntled former colleague spread...

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