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Stephen M Howells II, Nicole F Vaisey

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

Officials: Couple lured Amish girls with dog

A puppy was used to lure two Amish girls into a car in upstate New York, with the captors plotting to enslave the sisters, authorities said.

Russian aid convoy

Nikita Paukov/Reuters

Ukraine: Russian aid convoy 'direct invasion'

Is it an act of compassion or one of belligerence?

Both judgments were offered Friday on the dozens of Russian trucks that have rolled into eastern Ukraine, a move Russian leaders cast as necessary to address a humanitarian crisis and a Ukrainian off...

Arrest Darren Wilson sign

Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

More raised for Ferguson officer than teen

On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, support for slain teenager Michael Brown has been overwhelming. On the Internet fundraising site GoFundMe, however, Officer Darren Wilson gets more of the backing.

Man sells shirts in Ferguson

Adrees Latif/Reuters

Calm in Ferguson, but controversy not over

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday night and early Friday.

A sense of calm prevailed, even as protesters and police were present. But the controversy over t...

James Foley

WISN

Voice may provide clues about Foley's killer

As UK investigators work to identify the Islamist militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

Chinese fighter jet

Department of Defense

Chinese fighter comes close to U.S. Navy jet

A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."

The incident occurred Tuesday in ...

IDF airstrike on southern Gaza

Fred Pleitgen/CNN

Report: Hamas kills 18 suspected informants

Hamas executed 18 suspected informants for Israel in Gaza on Friday, the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV reported.

This comes one day after an Israeli strike in the Gaza city of Rafah killed three senior leaders of the Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing.

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Ebola virus pink

CDC

California patient tests negative for Ebola

A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Borders closing over Ebola fears

The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr...

Harry Reid

CNN

Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes

Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

Prescription drugs, pills

David Rust/CNN

DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

Starbucks logo

Reuters

Over 750 pay it forward in Starbucks chain

A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act of coffee kindness.

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All things bacon

Bacon in pan

Wikimedia Commons

It seems like bacon is taking over the world. Take a look at some of the quirkiest bacon-flavored and bacon-related products.

On this day: August 22

Teddy Roosevelt riding in car, 1902

Public domain

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

Who was James Foley?

James Foley in helmet

Courtesy Dan Shakal

James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria almost two years ago. On Tuesday, August 19th, a video, apparently produced by ISIS as a warning to the US to stop air strikes against the group in Iraq, ended with Foley's beheading. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a 'martyr for freedom.'

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