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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Gen. William Mayville, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said. At least one elementary school...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson resident Meldon Moffitt said the fire started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Canfield Drive, the street where...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television. "I grab the remote,"...
NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is in a New York courtroom, waiting to hear whether he will face life in prison or something less after his conviction in his terrorism case. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) was convicted in March on charges he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to ban land mines, the Obama administration is carving out an exception for its stockpile on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. administers land mines in South Korea in case of an invasion from the North. State Department...
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman...
NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was due in court to face a possible life sentence for his role as the spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the...
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday. The approximately 300-pound male...