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U.S. President Barack Obama listens as German President Joachim Gauck speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
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Obama Apologizes for Airstrike

President Obama apologized for a U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Border facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan, this past weekend, and he promised a full investigation, the White House press secretary said during a briefing


World Marks First Week of No New Ebola Cases

Last week marked the first week of no new Ebola cases worldwide since the outbreak began in March 2014, the World Health Organization announced. However, the agency says the risk of transmission remains high

Rick Wesenberg

Oregon Shooter Killed Himself After Being Wounded

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon college last week killed himself after two police officers wounded him in a shootout, authorities said. The gunman fired at detectives, who returned fire, hitting him once in the right side


Ovarian Tissue Transplants Help Women Have Children

An experimental procedure in which women who survive cancer receive transplants of their own ovarian tissue has helped some women have babies, a new study shows. The study is the largest to be done on this procedure so far

Bahamas Missing Ship

Coast Guard to End Search for Ship That Sank

The Coast Guard plans to end its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, officials said. Federal investigators said they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Joe Biden Backers Plan TV Ads Urging 2016 Bid

A group hoping to nudge Joe Biden into the 2016 race has cut a video hoping to build support for a possible campaign. The Draft Biden group, which is not affiliated with the Vice President, released a dramatic ad that ends by urging: “Joe, run"

Daily Fantasy Football

DraftKings and FanDuel Ban Employees From Betting

The daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings said they will permanently ban all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money and begin internal probes following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data

Judy Huth, Gloria Allred

Molestation Suit Against Cosby Can Proceed, Judge Rules

A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s when she was 15. Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby will proceed over the objections of Cosby's attorneys

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  Wilson NFL Footballs bearing the New England Patriots logo set on the turf as Tom Brady #12 warms up in the background before the game against the Buffalo Bills on September 20, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  New England defeats Buffalo 40-32.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tom Brady

NFL Approves More International Games

NFL owners approved more international games through 2025, including ones in places other than England. Mexico, Germany and Canada are among those interested in regular-season games, with Mexico a front-runner next year

Russian airsrike in Syria

Russia on the Offensive

Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country


Women More Likely to Have College Degree Than Men

For the first time since the Census Bureau began collecting data on higher education attainment, women are more likely to have a bachelor's degree than men. Last year, 29.9% of men had a bachelor's degree, while 30.2% of women did

Gettin' lonely: A return to the moon may be coming soon

Google and Israel May Be Heading to the Moon

Israel's President announced that SpaceIL, a nonprofit Israeli space engineering company, is the first of 16 contestants in Google's Lunar XPrize competition to formalize its plans to land a private spacecraft on the moon before the end of 2017