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ATLANTA - Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
It will undoubtedly still go down as one of the best weeks of their lives. The Taney Dragons have walked around a stadium, treated like 5-foot-something baseball gods. They have spent afternoons playing ball, nights hanging out in dorm rooms with their best friends, and - to the extent they've realized it - energized an entire city watching them with high hopes back home.
When Philadelphia's hometown heroes faced Chicago's pride and joy Thursday night, Bryan Morton saw players on both teams who looked a lot like the youths he coaches in his North Camden league.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
KENTUCKY 4 firefighters hurt in ice bucket challenge Two firefighters in a fire truck bucket were seriously injured when they got too close to a power...
Two days after his mug shot went viral on the Internet, Texas Gov. Rick Perry set out to show that he won't be intimidated by his indictment on abuse-of-power charges.
JERUSALEM - Israeli air strikes killed three top commanders of Hamas' armed wing in Gaza on Thursday, dealing the most significant blow to the group's military leadership in six weeks of fighting.
PAKISTAN Parliament dismisses calls for premier's resignation Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation...
Three months after overthrowing Thailand's elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.
WASHINGTON - The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of those kidnapped without financing terror groups, and encouraging more kidnappings.
GENEVA (AP) - The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.
IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The former chief prosecutor on a South Korean island admits to performing lewd acts on city streets and feels extremely shameful for his behavior, his lawyer said Friday.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.
BERLIN (AP) - A German police handwriting expert is on trial over accusations he killed and chopped up a man he met in an Internet cannibalism chat forum.
IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) - CORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine. (Corrects APNewsAlert to delete reference to Red Cross driving the trucks. )
GENEVA (AP) - United Nations: Syria death toll rises to more than 191,000 between March 2011 and April 2014.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) - Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's most famous prisoner of conscience has been forcibly taken for a medical test by police Friday, days after she was freed after nearly 14 years in prison for fasting to protest against an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, activists said.
There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.