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Tropical storm Bertha dumps heavy rain in eastern Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands....

posted: August 1,2014

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Medical examiner says chokehold by police officer caused death of NYC man; ruled homicide

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A white police office's chokehold on a black New York City man last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide....

2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...

San Francisco transit vehicles involved in 2 crashes; 1 serious injury, 19 moderate and minor

SAN FRANCISCO - Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said....

Ebola moving faster than efforts to control disease in West Africa; death toll 729+

CONAKRY, Guinea - An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...

Obama speaks to Putin, raises US concerns about Ukraine crisis, missile treaty compliance

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions ...

European powers started the Great War a century ago - underestimating the tragedies ahead

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium - British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...

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