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After vacation, Obama facing many challanges

After vacation, Obama facing many challanges

While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened…

Islamic extremists release American reporter

Islamic extremists release American reporter

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage…

Family prepares to lay Michael Brown to rest

Family prepares to lay Michael Brown to rest

Since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, protesters have taken to the streets of a St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing…

Heath care emergencies worry gay couples

Heath care emergencies worry gay couples

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately. But instead…

6.0 earthquake rattles California’s Bay area

6.0 earthquake rattles California’s Bay area

A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.…

Brief flareup in a mostly peaceful night in Ferguson

Brief flareup in a mostly peaceful night in Ferguson

Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black…

Rand Paul: Hiillary Clinton is ‘a war hawk’

Rand Paul: Hiillary Clinton is ‘a war hawk’

Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the…

Obama’s vacations: Too many or not enough?

Obama’s vacations: Too many or not enough?

President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the…

Beware retailers: Hackers are lurking

Beware retailers: Hackers are lurking

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.…

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson’s streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally…