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Secret Service chief Pierson resigns amid security lapses

Embattled U. S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, the first woman to lead the agency in charge of protecting the president, resigned amid mounting...

Students vow to step up Hong Kong protests as government seeks talks

Hong Kong’s pro‑democracy student leaders threatened to besiege government offices if...

Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first‑degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville...

Up to 18 exposed to US Ebola patient, including children

Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the...

Wall Street tumbles on Ebola fears, small caps drop

U. S. stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, economic data...

Islamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria

Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria‑Turkey border.

Hunting banned, tourism down in manhunt zone

For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks...

British jets strike IS jihadists west of Baghdad

British fighter jets fired on Islamic State militants west of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday, in their second strikes in as many...

Beheading suspect ordered held without bond

A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant after being suspended from his job was ordered held without bond Wednesday and...