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  • UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:54:41 GMT
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:34:54 GMT
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Police Shoot Armed Suspect Miles From Ferguson, MO

    Police Shoot Armed Suspect Miles From Ferguson, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:35:46 GMT
    The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.
    The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.
  • Report: Cost To Raise Today's Child Tops $245,000

    Report: Cost To Raise Today's Child Tops $245,000

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:29:57 GMT
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    A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult. The costs of food, housing, childcare and education have risen 1.8 percent since 2012.
    A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult. The costs of food, housing, childcare and education have risen 1.8 percent since 2012.
  • Image Overload: Help Us Sort It All Out, NASA Requests

    Image Overload: Help Us Sort It All Out, NASA Requests

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-08-18 04:11:24 GMT
    View of South India and Sri Lanka from the payload bay of the Space Shuttle in earth orbit. (Still from NASA video).View of South India and Sri Lanka from the payload bay of the Space Shuttle in earth orbit. (Still from NASA video).
    NASA is asking for your help.No, you do not get to go to space.You do, however, get to view hundreds of thousands of images taken from space. 
    NASA is asking for your help.No, you do not get to go to space.You do, however, get to view hundreds of thousands of images taken from space. 
  • Curfew Imposed In Ferguson After Unrest

    Curfew Imposed In Ferguson After Unrest

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:04:03 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
  • Paul Ryan: "House of Cards" Turned My Stomach

    Paul Ryan: "House of Cards" Turned My Stomach

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:11:20 GMT
    Netflix's racy political drama "House of Cards" has a lot of fans, even some in Congress, but Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., apparently isn't one of them.
    Netflix's racy political drama "House of Cards" has a lot of fans, even some in Congress, but Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., apparently isn't one of them.
  • Rick Perry Attorney Predicts Acquittal After TX Governor Indicted On 2 Felony Charges

    Rick Perry Attorney Predicts Acquittal After TX Governor Indicted On 2 Felony Charges

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:02:39 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's state attorney predicts Perry will be cleared of two felony charges handed up late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's state attorney predicts Perry will be cleared of two felony charges handed up late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.
  • NASCAR Adds New Rule On Exiting Cars After Crashes

    NASCAR Adds New Rule On Exiting Cars After Crashes

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:28:11 GMT
    The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
    NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
    NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
  • Police Reveal Officer's Name In Teen's MO Death

    Police Reveal Officer's Name In Teen's MO Death

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:17:33 GMT
    Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
    Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
  • Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:30:35 GMT
    Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
  • Robin Williams' Wife Releases Statement On His Death

    Robin Williams' Wife Releases Statement On His Death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:05:42 GMT

    Susan Schneider says her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

    Susan Schneider says her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

  • No Joke: Chicken Crossing Road Blocks Traffic

    No Joke: Chicken Crossing Road Blocks Traffic

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:21:22 GMT
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    Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken - and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken's efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill.
    Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken - and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken's efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill.
  • Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At Age 89

    Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At Age 89

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:48:28 GMT
    Lauren Bacall, the sultry model-turned-actress who starred with husband Humphrey Bogart in classic movies such as "Key Largo" and "To Have and Have Not," has died at age 89, her son confirmed to CBS News.
    Lauren Bacall, the sultry model-turned-actress who starred with husband Humphrey Bogart in classic movies such as "Key Largo" and "To Have and Have Not," has died at age 89, her son confirmed to CBS News.
  • Robin Williams Found With Belt On Neck

    Robin Williams Found With Belt On Neck

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:24:43 GMT
    Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
    Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
  • Robin Williams Career Timeline

    Robin Williams Career Timeline

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:13:49 GMT
    Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951. He died in an apparent suicide at 63 on August 11.
    Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951. He died in an apparent suicide at 63 on August 11.
  • Robin Williams's Best Moments In TV, Movies

    Robin Williams's Best Moments In TV, Movies

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:57:23 GMT
    Here's a look back to some of the most memorable moments in Robin Williams' career.
    Here's a look back to some of the most memorable moments in Robin Williams' career.
  • Celebrities, President Reflect On Robin Williams' Death

    Celebrities, President Reflect On Robin Williams' Death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:50:42 GMT
    Celebrities from Broadway to Hollywood are nearly unanimously in agreement with Steven Spielberg's belief that Robin Williams was a "comic genius."
    Celebrities from Broadway to Hollywood are nearly unanimously in agreement with Steven Spielberg's belief that Robin Williams was a "comic genius."
  • Release From Marin Co. Sheriff's Office On Robin Williams' Death

    Release From Marin Co. Sheriff's Office On Robin Williams' Death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:14:30 GMT
    Investigation into the death of Actor Robin Williams
    Investigation into the death of Actor Robin Williams
  • Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

    Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:26:57 GMT
    A mission to land the first space probe on a comet reaches a major milestone when the unmanned Rosetta spacecraft finally catches up with its quarry on Wednesday.
    Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade.
  • Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

    Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:45:52 GMT
    As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into...
    In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system contributes to a local reservoir. It adds 65 million gallons per day, not 65,000 gallons.
  • Tropical Storm Iselle Makes Landfall On Hawaii

    Tropical Storm Iselle Makes Landfall On Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:03:27 GMT
    The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island. It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. 
    The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island. It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. 
  • WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is Public Health Emergency

    WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is Public Health Emergency

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:43:36 GMT
    The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
    The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
  • US Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic Militants In Iraq

    US Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic Militants In Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:30:07 GMT
    The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.iraq
    The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.iraq
  • Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

    Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:15:13 GMT
    The Obama administration is weighing an urgent response to help trapped religious minorities in Iraq, with one option being delivery of humanitarian aid.
    President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His...
  • Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

    Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:26:51 GMT
    The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins in Maine.
    Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary.
  • Rant About Snotty Kid, Burger King Visit Goes Viral

    Rant about snotty kid, Burger King visit goes viral

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:18:41 GMT
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
  • Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

    Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:05:52 GMT
    Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against train carriages to free the man whose leg had slipped between the platform and the train.
    Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against a train car to free the man whose leg slipped between the platform and the train.
  • Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

    Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:05:46 GMT
    A lawyer who angered an Iowa federal judge by repeatedly raising objections has received an unusual punishment: an order to produce a training video that denounces such tactics.
    A federal judge in Iowa meted out an unusual punishment to a lawyer for repeatedly raising objections and interrupting depositions: She must produce a training video showing why such tactics are inappropriate.
  • US gov't had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

    US gov't had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-08-07 12:05:40 GMT
    One of two known American Ebola victims, missionary Nancy Writebol wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified...
  • Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

    Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:25:17 GMT
    Nigeria's health minister says a nurse died of Ebola and the country has five additional confirmed cases of the disease.
    Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa's most populous nation, where officials were...
  • Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:35:12 GMT
    Residents in the main rebel city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say their neighborhood was hit by a government air strike overnight, bringing the fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Kiev's forces...
    The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could...
  • Police kill rifle-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

    Police kill rifle-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:08:18 GMT
    Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man brandishing a gun inside a Wal-Mart store has been shot to death by police.
    A man in a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart store waved a rifle at customers, including children, and was fatally shot by police when he wouldn't drop the weapon, according to police and a recorded 911 call from a witness.
  • Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

    Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:28:22 GMT
    A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.
    Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions and...
  • Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

    Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-06 20:16:16 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Walgreen plans to keep its roots firmly planted in the United States, saying it will no longer pursue an overseas reorganization of the company that would have...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Growing political heat and possible customer backlash helped dissuade Walgreen from trying to trim its tax bill by reorganizing overseas as part of an acquisition.
  • Some Syrian militants pull out of Lebanese town

    Some Syrian militants pull out of Lebanese town

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:46:40 GMT
    Lebanese state media say clashes have broken out in a border town held by Islamic extremists from neighboring Syria after a negotiated truce collapsed overnight.
    Some Syrian militant fighters have begun withdrawing from the Lebanese town they captured five days earlier as a new 24-hour cease-fire was announced Wednesday, according to the Lebanese army and the Muslims clerics that...
  • Libya's extremists tighten grip over Benghazi

    Libya's extremists tighten grip over Benghazi

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:05:08 GMT
    An umbrella group for eastern Libya's extremist militias says it overran three more army bases in the eastern city of Benghazi and seized large amounts of heavy weapons, including armored vehicles, as they...
    An umbrella group for eastern Libya's extremist militias announced Wednesday that it had overrun three more army bases in the eastern city of Benghazi and seized large amounts of heavy weapons, including armored...
  • New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

    New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:55:32 GMT
    An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn't pull a gun when a grocery store clerk handed him cash.
    An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn't pull a gun when a grocery store clerk handed him cash.
  • Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

    Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:48:02 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border.
    Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin's army, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
  • Report on Ukraine plane disaster delayed

    Report on Ukraine plane disaster delayed

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-06 14:24:54 GMT
    The Dutch Safety Board says its preliminary report into the cause of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster will likely not be released until sometime in September.
    The Dutch Safety Board says its preliminary report into the cause of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster will likely not be released until sometime in September.
  • Officials: US drone kills 7 militants in Pakistan

    Officials: US drone kills 7 militants in Pakistan

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:14:20 GMT
    Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region, killing seven militants.
    A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • Turkey's lopsided presidential election campaign

    Turkey's lopsided presidential election campaign

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-06 10:24:25 GMT
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the unquestionable front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And critics accuse him of using his position as premier to make the contest even...
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the unquestionable front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And critics accuse him of using his position as premier to make the contest even more...
  • Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary, invites leaders

    Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary, invites leaders

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-08-06 10:04:25 GMT
    Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, with the city's mayor inviting world leaders to see atomic bomb-scarred cities firsthand to be convinced that nuclear weapons should...
    Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, with the city's mayor inviting world leaders to see atomic bomb-scarred cities firsthand to be convinced that nuclear weapons should not exist.
  • 12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

    12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:55 AM EDT2014-08-06 06:55:09 GMT
    The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back...
    The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a...
  • Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589

    Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-08-06 05:07:13 GMT
    Some 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes Tuesday after a quake in southwest China that killed 405 people. Meanwhile, volunteers like goateed student...
    The death toll in southern China's earthquake rose to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams pushed into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.
  • More than 100 officers search for Washington girl

    More than 100 officers search for Washington girl

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-06 04:44:25 GMT
    The parents of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn't reported missing for a day agreed to take lie detector tests and allow a search of the home, a sheriff's spokesman said.
    More than 100 officers from 10 law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
  • Asia stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

    Asia stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-06 04:34:15 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after a sixth month of healthy employment growth in the U.S. but gains were tempered by jitters over Argentina's debt default and a Portuguese bank bailout.
    Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border sent most Asian stock markets lower Wednesday.
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