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  • Americans believed to be among jihadists in Syria

    A Jihadist believed to be a 20-year-old man from Cardiff, Wales, speaks in an online jihadist recruitment video on June 19, 2014At least 100 Americans may have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the conflict.


  • Mo 'ne Davis's dream season comes to an end

    Two of the best stories in an uplifting Little League World Series collided in Williamsport, and one had to lose.


  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) ? 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.


  • Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.


  • German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing

    Police search for evidences in the area where body parts were found on November 29, 2013 in Reichenau, eastern GermanyThe trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden. In a macabre case that captured global attention, prosecutors say the 56-year-old defendant, Detlef Guenzel, killed the man at his home last November, then cut his body into small pieces and buried them in his garden. The dead man, 59-year-old Polish-born Wojciech Stempniewicz, had met Guenzel the month before on a website where users share slaughter and cannibalism fantasies. Guenzel is a three-decade veteran of the police force, the father of an adult daughter, and had been married to his male partner in a civil union for a decade at the time of the killing.


  • Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, , right and his former vice presidential running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrive for a dinner at the Union Club where Romney will interview Ryan?s about Ryan's new book, ?The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.? Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Chicago. Ryan is on tour to promote the book as he weighs a presidential campaign of his own. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) ? U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."


  • Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

    FILE - In this May 27, 2011, file photo shows American Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., as he poses for a photo in Boston. The beheading of Foley has forced a new debate over how the United States balances its unyielding policy against paying ransom to terrorist groups and saving the lives of Americans being held hostage by some of the world?s most dangerous extremists. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The United States, by rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.


  • In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb

    Tourists take photos of a marble Lion statue on August 16, 2014 near the site where archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, Northern GreeceTo the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new -- many in this area have lived off antiquity smuggling for decades. "The mystery hiding behind this discovery has excited our imagination," says Katerina Arabatzi, who drove from the nearby city of Veria to see the tomb. "In recent days, we have started to remember the tale of Alexander the Great once more," she said. "All of northern Greece constitutes an archaeological treasure trove."


  • 'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway

    This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, from left, Sydney Morton as Forence Ballard, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross and Ariana DeBose as Mary Wilson of The Supremes in "Motown: The Musical," performing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. Producers of ?Motown the Musical? said Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, the $18 million show will play its final performance at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre on Jan. 18 and intends to reopen in July 2016 at a still-to-be-announced Nederlander-owned theater. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)NEW YORK (AP) ? "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway.


  • Swimming - Magnussen tips hot final as Phelps hits form

    Swimming - Magnussen tips hot final as Phelps hits form- World champion James Magnussen said it would take one of the year's fastest times to win the Pan Pacific Championships 100m freestyle after American stars Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian threw down the gauntlet on Friday. Adrian, who nudged out Magnussen by one-hundredth of a second to win the Olympic 100m gold in London, topped Friday's qualifiers with 48.05 seconds. Two-time world champion Australian Magnussen was just 0.2sec behind, with Olympic great Phelps surging into contention on the back of a 48.45, just four-hundredths of a second ahead of another Australian, Cameron McEvoy.