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Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The Arab League called Monday for its members to combat the Islamic State group, but stopped short of offering any specifics ahead of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama outlining America's strategy for challenging the extremists.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

Posted Sep 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM

A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday.

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack.

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Posted Sep 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.

Posted Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, as NATO leaders including President Barack Obama expressed support for Ukraine at a NATO summit Thursday.

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in...

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