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DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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HRW: Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The New-York based Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for an international commission of inquiry into mass killings in Egypt last summer that left hundreds dead, saying they likely amount to crimes against humanity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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SHERIFF: Actor, comedian Robin Williams dead

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FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Marin County, California, sheriff says Oscar-winner Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide. He was 63. 


Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID (AP) — In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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For Iraq Yazidis, a frantic search for the missing

SEMALKA, Syria (AP) — Trucks and jeeps trundled slowly across the pontoon bridge, packed with refugees, with children poking their dusty heads out of the windows and truck beds. Nearby, a distraught father frantically scanned them as they passed, hoping to catch sight of his missing son.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday, but the aid has so far been limited to automatic rifles and ammunition.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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