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In Hong Kong, No Endgame for Chaotic Protests

Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, ...


Nigeria, Extremists Agree to Immediate Cease-Fire

Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that could end five years of insurgency that has killed ...


Former Iraqi Pilots Train IS Fighters on MiG Jets

The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a ...


Obama Names Ebola 'Czar' as Precautions Expand

President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas ...


Judge Strikes Down Arizona's Ban on Gay Marriage

A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional.

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Hospitals Grapple with Possibility of Ebola

As questions persist over the handling of an Ebola patient who has since died at a Dallas hospital, it has become clear that the key to containing the disease in ...


Police in 3 Washington Towns Targeted by Gunfire

A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Snohomish County towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the rampage.


Trial Opens to Judge Ex-Khmer Rouge on Genocide

The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions ...


Merkel: No Breakthrough Yet on Russia-Ukraine

The Russian and Ukraine leaders met face-to-face Friday on a Ukraine peace deal, but despite signs of progress German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no breakthrough was in sight.


UN: We Botched Response to the Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.


Glance at 2014 Miss. School District Ratings

Here's how Mississippi's 151 school districts in 2014 were rated under the state's A-to-F grading system.


FBI Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects ...


News Guide: A Look at Latest Ebola Developments

The nation's top health officials tried to assure Congress that they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. despite mistakes that allowed two nurses to get ...


US Still Searching for Credible Allies in Syria

Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs ...

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Conservative States Balk at Gay Marriage Action

Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples ...