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 Ebola victim Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him. He was released from Emory University Hospital on Thursday.

Ebola survivors mark ‘miraculous day’

Two American aid workers declared recovered, released from Atlanta hospital.

about 16 hours ago


Missouri National Guard begins Ferguson withdrawal

Nightly flare-ups subside, county prosecutor to remain on case.

about 16 hours ago


Diabetic man's behavior spurred police use-of-force ruling

‘89 Supreme Court ruling to shape Ferguson probe.

about 16 hours ago


GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant

GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant.

about 16 hours ago


Perry suggests 'porous' Texas border is entry point for terrorists

Texas governor, speaking at a forum on immigration as he weighs second presidential run, also decries his recent abuse-of-power indictment.

about 16 hours ago


Former CMU dean of computer science advising White House Policy Office

Randal E. Bryant is using his yearlong sabbatical to teach White House officials the ins and outs of data science.

1 day ago


 A member of the Missouri National Guard stands guard at a police command post Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo. Jeff Roberson

Missouri governor orders withdrawal of National Guard in Ferguson

“We continue to see improvement,” Gov. Jay Nixon said.

1 day ago


 In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia who were infected with the Ebola virus.

Two American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received an experimental treatment called Zmapp, but it’s not known whether the drug helped.

1 day ago


Holder meets with Ferguson community, investigators

The county prosecuting attorney opened grand jury hearings that he said could be hearing evidence until mid-October.

1 day ago


Obama weighs broader move on immigration

The move could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration.

1 day ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.

1 day ago


Bush takes ALS bucket dousing, then challenges Clinton

Former president tries to offer monetary donation, but his wife soaks him instead.

1 day ago


National briefs: White House tech apparel

Plus: Gulfstream safety; Sullivan wins Alaska primary; Court issues same-sex marriage order.

1 day ago


 Resident John West, left, hands a rose to a police officer on Tuesday, showing his appreciation with help in cleanup efforts in Ferguson, Mo. Dangerous protests continued overnight as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, shots were reportedly fired by people in the crowd and crowds failed to disperse.

Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.

2 days ago


 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Congress may look at ‘inversion’ loophole

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.

2 days ago


 President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media on the death of American journalist James Foley today.

President Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

Mr. Obama said the entire world is “appalled” by journalist James Foley’s killing.

2 days ago


Grants aimed at reducing runoff into Lake Erie

The money will dent the flow of fertilizer and manure  feeding the algae blooms that threaten the supply of drinking water from Lake Erie.

2 days ago


Police arrest 47 protesters as calm dissolves overnight in Ferguson, Mo.

Protests have been ongoing every night since an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer Aug. 9.

2 days ago


Navy kicks out 34 for cheating in nuclear reactor training

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in an exam cheating ring.

1 day ago


Grand jury to take up death linked to New York City police chokehold

The New York district attorney announced action in the death last month of unarmed Eric Garner while officers struggled to subdue him.

2 days ago


Feds are targeting high-tech car safety

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technologies in all new passenger car are likely to cut the risk of deadly crashes.

2 days ago


Prosecutor says Texas drunk driver did not deserve ‘execution’

David Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012, minutes after Mr. Banda plowed into his pickup truck.

2 days ago


National Briefs: No-fly list to change

PLUS: California teens arrested; grandson shooting; hackers steal data; Texas governor booked.

2 days ago


 Demonstrators stand in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Mo., as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests Tuesday night.

Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

An overnight curfew has been imposed and the National Guard, the U.S. state militia, has been deployed in the St. Louis suburb.

3 days ago


Uber forecasts victory amid PUC hearing

Any progress in Pittsburgh will hinge on the PUC, which held the second day of a hearing Tuesday at the PUC’s Pittsburgh office.

2 days ago


Missouri tries another idea: National Guard troops

Gov. Jay Nixon removed midnight curfew on city as President Barack Obama said he would send U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson.

3 days ago


Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

Local residents and black leaders worry about attorney’s impartiality in a case involving a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

3 days ago


Protesting crowd has diverse agendas

Some in the crowd in the St. Louis suburb are militants, while others are peaceful, and still others are just there for the looting. While

3 days ago


Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

U.S. Geological Survey says man-made temblors caused by high-tech energy drilling are generally 16 times weaker than those of the same

3 days ago


 President Barack Obama, left, and Attorney General Eric Holder speak today about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where nightly riots have occurred following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police.

Missouri governor sends National Guard, lifts curfew in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard will have “immediate and limited” responsibilities as protests over black teen’s death continue.

4 days ago


Federal officials boost Missouri role

Authorities on Sunday imposed a midnight curfew for the second night a row in the tense St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

4 days ago


Pope Francis expects to visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015

He told reporters on the papal plane he’s considering a three-city U.S. stop.

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 Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting Aug. 15 with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea.

Pope Francis confirms hopes for 2015 trip to Philadelphia

The U.S. visit would include stops in Philadelphia, Washington and New York.

4 days ago


 People attend an event for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Greater Grace Church on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri. The event was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton in support of justice for Michael Brown, who was killed by police on Aug. 9.

Ferguson was simmering for decades

The po­lice shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown was the spark.

4 days ago


Shoddy U.S. roads, bridges harm economy

America’s transportation infrastructure has fallen into such disrepair that it’s become an economic albatross.

4 days ago


Blame shifts in auto delays

Hundreds complain that the company hired to ship their personal vehicles after they relocate is delivering them weeks, even months late.

4 days ago


Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

4 days ago


Drug shows promise for some baldness

The study is continuing, but so far a few participants did not regrow hair, said Columbia University Medical Center’s Julian Mackay-Wiggan.

4 days ago


National Briefs: Opera star dies at 105

PLUS: Perry de­fends veto; man kills daugh­ter; Freight trains col­lide; Calif. teen ar­rested.

4 days ago


Missouri governor declares emergency in Ferguson, imposes curfew

Police said they would enforce the curfew through communication, not force.

5 days ago


Little-known legal move could aid thousands of young refugees

Special immigrant juvenile status could help them on the path to legal residency.

5 days ago


 FILE - In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn’t any more invasive than Facebook’s main app _or other similar applications. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

The messenger isn’t any more invasive that Facebook’s primary app.

5 days ago


Report: Colo. school killer had run-in

His debate coach deemed him “not a high-level of threat” three months before the incident.

5 days ago


 Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces on Friday the name of the police officer responsible for the shooting death last Saturday of teenager Michael Brown.

Police identify officer who shot unarmed teen

Police identified the officer involved and released evidence the victim was a suspect in a convenience store robbery before being shot.

6 days ago


 J. Cole performs in London on July 6.

Rapper J. Cole's song in response to police killing circled the globe within hours

Rapper J. Cole's song in response to police killing circled the globe within hours

6 days ago


  Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two counts of abusing power

Grand jury investigation focused on his bid to oust influential elected Democrat by denying funding to her office.

6 days ago


Uncovering health care fraud proves elusive

Feds' system may be part of problem in finding Medicare fraud.

6 days ago


SeaWorld is doubling size of orca whale pool

The San Diego attraction has been battered by controvery over its treatment of killer whales.

6 days ago


National briefs: U.S. Ebola patients better

Plus: Child wrongly detained; Amish girls found safe; Al Gore sues Al-Jazeera; Guantanamo letter.

6 days ago


 Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 8.

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

Mr. Perry said the indictment against him for two counts of abuse of power is itself an abuse of power.

6 days ago



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