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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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American woman is being held hostage in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

LONDON (AP) — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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