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Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain’s armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic … Full story    

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Analyst predicts lowest Labor Day gas prices since 2010

Most U.S. motorists will encounter the cheapest Labor Day weekend for driving in four years thanks to a downtrend in gasoline prices that began in … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick dies

HONOLULU (AP) – Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Fashion designer Pertegaz dies at 96

MADRID (AP) – Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain’s most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

CHAHUITES, Mexico”– Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

MOSCOW – The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

BONANZA, Nicaragua – Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped underground by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain’s armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Werner Franz, Hindenburg survivor dies

BERLIN – Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA – Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

White House preps legal case for immigration shift

WASHINGTON – With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

VERNAL, Utah (AP) – A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex- boyfriend’s house will stand trial … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT – The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Russia replies to Canada map tweet

TORONTO (AP) – It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

University bets $10M  on city’s poor students

READING, Pa. (AP) – On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS – An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Panda triplets thriving in China

One-month-old triplet panda cubs receive a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China’s Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. China … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS ice bucket challenge

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2014

William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87

NEW YORK – William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2014