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Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black...

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan‑ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand‑picked, giving the army...

Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as reporter slain

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after militants...

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling...

Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account? That's what Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators are...

UN Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza.

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year‑old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as...

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza, six dead in Rafah

Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.

California Wildfire destroys eight homes, 10 buildings

A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200...