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Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Man shot to death in Shelby

Police in Shelby say a man has been killed and a woman has been hurt in a shooting.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Crowds line up to hear federal gay marriage appeal

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights

Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Durham police say motorist shot to death

Police in Durham say a man driving an SUV was killed when multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.