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Ukraine and the West insist that the Russian army has been fighting in eastern Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. But reports from Russia now acknowledge that Russian soldiers are part of the battle.
September 08, 2014
The space rock, thought to have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid, left a hole 16-feet deep just outside the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital.
September 08, 2014
Ukraine and the West insist that the Russian army has been fighting in eastern Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. But reports from Russia now acknowledge that Russian soldiers are part of the battle.
September 08, 2014
In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.
September 08, 2014
In a surprise announcement, Petro Poroshenko says he will go to the region despite sporadic shelling that has tested a shaky cease-fire agreement with pro-Russia separatists.
September 08, 2014
A second child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be fourth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry down in the royal hierarchy.
September 08, 2014
About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park's backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.
September 08, 2014
The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.
September 08, 2014
It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshman women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.
September 08, 2014
Many students to go college expecting to drink, and all too often the college culture encourages it. That makes students more vulnerable to sexual assault, car accidents and other dangers.
September 08, 2014
The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.
September 07, 2014
Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.
September 07, 2014
For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.
September 07, 2014
When Williams and Caroline Wozniacki face off, the current and former world No. 1 players will be trying to make their own brand of history. Williams could match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
September 07, 2014
Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.
September 07, 2014
The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
September 07, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.
September 07, 2014
Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.
September 07, 2014
With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.
September 07, 2014
We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.
September 07, 2014

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