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US military attacks extremists in Somalia

U. S. military forces attacked the extremist al‑Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground‑shaking...

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of...

Detroit brings bankruptcy plan to court with billionaires in tow

Detroit’s plan to fix its finances with hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations...

Pakistan parliament convenes as political crisis deepens

Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti‑government protesters...

Los Angeles mayor proposes increase for minimum wage

Los Angeles, the second‑largest U. S. city by population, would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, almost twice the current federal...

Amnesty condemns IS 'ethnic-cleansing' in Iraq

Amnesty International has accused Islamic State jihadists of "systematic ethnic cleansing" and mass killings of minorities in northern Iraq, in a...

Florida town suspends two police chiefs after quota claims

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder.

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U. N. Food and Agriculture Organization...

More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds

More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.