• Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

    Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis…

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  • The Ridiculous—and Sexist—Reason This Little Boy Was Sent Home From School

    The Seminole Independent School District said that it was only following procedure, noting that proper documentation of religious or spiritual beliefs was required for exceptions. After F.J. Young Elementary turned Malachi away, his mother contacted the Navajo Nation. In Oklahoma, a school…

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  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

    Associated Press
  • DAY CARE OPERATOR NEEDS A TIMEOUT FOR HER MOUTH

    DEAR ABBY: My neighbor has a registered day care business, and every day I hear her screaming at young children and infants. They are all 4-year-olds and younger. We live in a rural area outside a small town. She uses profanity and says mean things to them. It makes me want to cry when I think of…

    Dear Abby
  • ISIS Turning Old Enemies into Awkward Allies

    US Attacks Joined With Militia Advised by Iran

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  • IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

    CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

    CNET
  • Hong Kong citizenry stirs as Beijing nixes direct democracy

    Hong Kong protest leaders rallied their forces Sunday night ahead of an expected civil disobedience to block downtown traffic – after China’s leaders officially said that Asia’s commercial hub would not be allowed to have the direct democracy it has long anticipated. The National People’s Congress…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Photos of the day - September 1, 2014 (26 photos)

    Dawn commemorations to mark the 75rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II at the 'Westerplatte' memorial in Gdansk, northern Poland, Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad and a vendor holds an owl for sale at Jatinegara bird…

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  • Report: Former Iran vice president convicted

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced.

    Associated Press
  • Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

    Ministers in Norway -- a major and rich oil-producing country -- are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. "It's become a problem," said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars clogging…

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  • Rick Perry deletes tweet about drunk Democrat. Why did he bother?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took back a tweet on Sunday. First, the background: On Sunday night Governor Perry’s verified Twitter account posted an image of Rosemary Lehmberg, the Democratic prosecutor at the heart of Perry’s recent indictment on charges of public corruption. The (doctored) image of Ms.…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Shark Scare on a Florida Beach

    Swimmers being eyed by hammerhead shark luckily escape.

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  • North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

    By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - In a move that makes it harder for North Koreans to gain illicit access to the global Internet, North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources told Reuters. Unlike North Koreans,…

    Reuters
  • How a hurricane brought an important Founding Father to America

    How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.

    National Constitution Center
  • Libyan Militia Now Controls U.S. Embassy Compound in Tripoli

    A militia group said it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli after American personnel were evacuated last month following intense fighting that put the ambassador and her staff at risk, the group said Sunday.  According to a journalist from the Associated Press, who was invited among…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Iceland Volcano Blasts Back to Life

    The crack feeding the lava flow has also expanded to the north and south, and is now almost 1 mile (1.5 km) long. The volcanic activity kicked off Aug. 16, when thousands of small earthquakes underneath the Bardarbunga volcano signaled fresh magma (molten rock) was burrowing underground. On Aug.…

    LiveScience.com
  • Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

    Associated Press