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BEIRUT (AP) — A new graphic video by the militant Islamic State group claims that U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig has been beheaded. In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks on Sunday, a black-clad militant with his face concealed stands before a severed head that...
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A memorial has been held in Southern California for a mother and her infant son whose deaths brought an outpouring of grief and prayers on the Internet this past week. A video of Lennon James Picco's father performing the gentle Beatles' ballad "...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died Saturday afternoon, nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, police and his partner said. Veteran Stephen Patrick White, 46, died at Wake Forest...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bill Clinton always said presidential campaigns must be about the future, but Hillary Rodham Clinton's potential White House bid is bound to bring up the past. How the former secretary of state navigates her husband's triumphs and travails during the...
NEW YORK (AP) — About 300 volunteers, most of them Macy's employees, spent Saturday at "Clown U." to learn how to be clowns in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. After warming up under the Big Apple Circus' big top, the clowns-in-training took an oath in which they promised, among...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques — and even bars. As the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach...
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million. Emerald White says in her lawsuit filed this week in Galveston County district court that she was...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora police said Saturday an officer who was shot during a traffic stop is expected to survive as the search continued for the person who stole an unattended car and shot the officer. Another officer returned fire Friday night, but it was not known if the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that their party has seized the Senate and faces the pressure of governing, an ambitious group of first-term Republicans may try to use that new majority status, and the opportunities it brings, as a springboard to the presidency in 2016. While many sitting...