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Bank of America

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America has agreed to pay $16.65 billion in what would be the biggest mortgage securities fraud settlement.

Dr Kent Brantly

From Samaritan's Purse

U.S. Ebola patient to be released

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

Ferguson protests

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Peace and quiet return to Ferguson

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.

Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away.

The three have heard them for over a week. And o...

James Foley

WMUR

Hunt for British jihadi over Foley execution

An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.

The Islamic State militant on the video has his face covered, except for his eyes. But he has what sounds...

UPS

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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the...

Israeli airstrikes

Israeli strike kills 3 Hamas military leaders

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. Seven civilians were also killed.

The three members of the Brigades' 15-member militar...

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Chief defends officers in fatal shooting

As new cellphone video emerged of a fatal confrontation that claimed the life of the African-American man, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tried to explain the officers' action in an appearance on CNN.

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'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled

People from other countries are traveling to the state of Zurich for the "sole purpose of committing suicide, a report says.

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Airline profits up in first half of 2014

The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during the same period last year, according to an industry group.

James Foley

GlobalPost

Official: U.S. Foley rescue attempt failed

U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN.

Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Forc...

Hillary Clinton 2008

Jim Young /Reuters

'Obama third term' label could hurt Hilary Clinton

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.

Robert McCulloch

Ferguson prosecutor to Missouri governor: 'Man up'

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch juggled two roles on Wednesday: overseeing the presentation of evidence in the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and responding to the flurry of attacks and calls for his recusal from the case.

National News Slideshows

On this day: August 21

Lincoln-Douglas Debates postage stamp

U.S. Post Office

Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.

Heavy rains, landslides devastate Japanese city

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REUTERS/Toru Hanai

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides that struck the Japanese city of Hiroshima, officials say. Take a look at images of the damage.

Weirdest Guinness world records

Sakari Momoi

REUTERS/Kyodo/Files

Sakari Momoi, an 111-year-old retired Japanese educator, has now been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Take a look at some of the weirdest world records.

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