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Canadian missing in avalanche

Sep 30, 2014 / 3:09 pm

Chilean authorities were searching on Tuesday for a Canadian and a Swiss tourist missing after an avalanche that occurred while they were hiking in the country's south. The tourists, whose names have not been released, arrived in Cochrane in the Aysen region of Chile's Patagonia on...

First Ebola case in the US

Sep 30, 2014 / 2:48 pm

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say...

Beijing won't budge

Sep 30, 2014 / 8:16 am

Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has taken a hard line...

Airstrikes target Turkish border

Sep 30, 2014 / 7:13 am

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn Arab, and...

Possible Ebola case in Dallas

Sep 29, 2014 / 9:00 pm

A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated...

UN's Ebola response

Sep 29, 2014 / 6:10 am

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will co-ordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. The spread of Ebola has spiraled into the worst ever outbreak, and the World Health Organization says it is has linked more than 3,000 deaths to...

Toxic gas near volcano

Sep 29, 2014 / 6:08 am

Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon. At least 31 people are believed to have died. Four victims were...

Death toll increases to 12

Sep 29, 2014 / 5:42 am

Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday. Col. Andriy Lysenko told journalists in a briefing in Kyiv on Monday that at least nine...

Tear gas for peaceful protesters

Sep 29, 2014 / 5:35 am

Raw video of the protest: Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil...

Recovery of bodies begins

Sep 28, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano on Monday morning, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby elementary school. At least 31 people are believed to have died. Four victims were flown down...

Consent before sex in Calif.

Sep 28, 2014 / 7:48 pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the U.S. to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last month approved the measure, as...

11-year-old injured in shooting

Sep 28, 2014 / 2:27 pm

Fifteen people have been wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early Sunday, police said, adding the youngest victim is 11 years old. When Miami police and rescue crews arrived at a club called The Spot around 1 a.m., they said they found chaos among...

Crazy footage of eruption

Sep 28, 2014 / 10:48 am

A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injured people in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. Another seven people were missing. The injured, unable to descend 3,067-meter...

Fiancee didn't know teen died

Sep 28, 2014 / 9:03 am

The fiancee of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store testified Saturday that she didn't know the teen was dead until the next day. Rhonda Rouer said she was inside buying chips and wine when the shooting...

Mubarak's retrial postponed

Sep 28, 2014 / 8:56 am

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed its ruling until November in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak, charged with complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolt that led to his ouster. Judge Mahmoud Kamel el-Rashid said the court is still working to complete its...

Students seek end to beard ban

Sep 27, 2014 / 7:00 pm

A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school's ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students biked, skateboarded or rollerbladed their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the "Bike for Beards"...

Parents unmoved by apology

Sep 27, 2014 / 3:05 pm

The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer. Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, called for Chief Tom...

Bill Clinton is a grandfather

Sep 27, 2014 / 3:02 pm

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to become grandparents. Their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth Friday night to her first child, Charlotte. Chelsea Clinton announced the news on Twitter and...

Hong Kong challenges Beijing

Sep 27, 2014 / 2:37 pm

Leaders of a Hong Kong pro-democracy movement kicked off a long threatened mass civil disobedience protest early Sunday to challenge Beijing over its recent decision to rule out genuine democratic reforms for the former British colony. Organizers of "Occupy Central with Love and Peace"...

New airstrikes against ISIL

Sep 27, 2014 / 8:33 am

U.S. coalition-led warplanes struck jihadis attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions including wheat silos in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said. The coalition, which began its aerial campaign against Islamic State...

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