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A tropical system north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is expected to gather strength over the weekend as it moves over the warm open waters near the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said.
The Street: Supporters of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown sparking days of tumultuous protests, are opening their wallets for the cop who used lethal force against an unarmed teenager.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people on Saturday as the Iraqi government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.
John Simmons said he had been using heroin for only six months, having graduated from Percocet when the money for prescription painkillers ran out. He and his wife injected together in their South Philadelphia apartment, as they always did.
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in Liberia did.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officials say 3 explosions near Kurdish military stations in Kirkuk kill over 10 people.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officials say 3 explosions near Kurdish military stations in Kirkuk kill over 10 people.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media said Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium was damaged by shelling Saturday during the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
BERLIN (AP) - Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.
PARIS (AP) - European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Icelandic Met Office: Small subglacial eruption underway at Bardarbunga volcano.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland raises aviation code for Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating some eruption.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A boat carrying over 250 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast near the capital Tripoli, a coast guard official said Saturday.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officials say suicide bomber hits Interior Ministry office in Baghdad, kills 11 people.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is considering seeking congressional authorization for military action against the Islamic State under a revamped counterterrorism strategy President Obama announced last year.