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  • Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015 - 2014-09-14 8:15 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev has been named the new Miss America, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.

  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State groupDiplomatic push grows against Islamic State group - 2014-09-14 3:32 PM

    PARIS - Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.

  • Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feudOfficials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud - 2014-09-14 3:24 PM

    COSHOCTON, Ohio - Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.

  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labourUS man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labour - 2014-09-14 8:48 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labour.

  • Miss America contestants showcase shoes in paradeMiss America contestants showcase shoes in parade - 2014-09-14 8:01 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.

  • Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike - 2014-09-14 6:39 AM

    BAGHDAD - An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties.

  • Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding partyPakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party - 2014-09-14 6:38 AM

    ISLAMABAD - Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said.

  • Typhoon slams into northeastern PhilippinesTyphoon slams into northeastern Philippines - 2014-09-14 6:37 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - A fast-moving typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges.

  • Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's BajaStronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja - 2014-09-14 6:35 AM

    MEXICO CITY - Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile further intensified Sunday morning and was swirling over the Pacific as a major storm expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula by nightfall.

  • 4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone - 2014-09-14 6:26 AM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.

  • Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others - 2014-09-14 6:05 AM

    LONDON - British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.

  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 - 2014-09-13 10:29 PM

    TOKYO - Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.

  • Video purports to show British aid worker slainVideo purports to show British aid worker slain - 2014-09-13 5:02 PM

    BEIRUT - Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron is condemning his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

  • 'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars - 2014-09-13 4:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday.

  • Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling - 2014-09-13 12:15 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.H. - The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria said that they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted if they tried to raise money for a ransom.

  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourismRampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism - 2014-09-13 10:18 AM

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.

  • Scots nationalists tell opponents: no grudges - 2014-09-13 9:26 AM

    GLASGOW, Scotland - Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sought to calm fears that there would be repercussions against opponents of independence if the Yes campaign wins the upcoming referendum.

  • Hurricane Odile moving northwest off south MexicoHurricane Odile moving northwest off south Mexico - 2014-09-13 9:22 AM

    MEXICO CITY - Odile is now a weak hurricane, slowly intensifying as it spins northwest along Mexico's southern Pacific coast.

  • Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremistsKerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists - 2014-09-13 9:14 AM

    CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the need for Cairo's support would not lead Washington to ignore human rights concerns.

  • Pakistan arrests opposition activistsPakistan arrests opposition activists - 2014-09-13 9:13 AM

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV.



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