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Rally Held in Ferguson Over Police Killing Of Michael Brown
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Hundreds Rally in Ferguson

Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago. Organizers pledged to continue the national discourse about police tactics and race sparked by his death

Apple Introduces iPhone 5

Here Comes the iPhone 6

Apple appears set to roll out its iPhone 6 this month. From sapphire glass to mobile payments, here are five features the new device is rumored to have

John Kerry

Kerry Wants 'Global Coalition'

The U.S. needs to rally a broad alliance against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Secretary of State John Kerry wrote

FILE - Michael Sam Released By St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams Release Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams in the final round of cuts. Ethan Westbrooks, an undrafted teammate from a Division II school, pushed Sam out of the Rams' defensive line rotation

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New Heart Drug More Promising Than Standard Treatment

Drug maker Novartis released highly anticipated results from a clinical trial showing its new heart failure drug cut cardiovascular deaths by 20%. Anticipation over the drug's results has been mounting since the recommended closure of the trial

People walk past a building damaged by shelling in Snizhne (Snezhnoye), Donetsk region

U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel

The State Department warned Americans to avoid travel to eastern Ukraine amid ongoing clashes between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists. "The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly," the statement said

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, from left: Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt, 2014.

Movies Are Having Their Worst Summer Since 1997

North American box offices are having their worst summer season in 17 years: ticket sales from May through August have declined 15 percent from the same stretch last year as fewer people showed interest in this summer's flicks

Abortion rights activists protest outside a U.S. federal court in Austin

Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. The law would have required abortion facilities in Texas to meet hospital-level operating standards

Joan Rivers Remains in 'Serious' Condition

The day after comedy legend and “Fashion Police” co-host Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital, she remains in “serious” condition, according to a statement issued by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, through the Mount Sinai Health System

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All Filipino Peacekeepers Escape Golan Standoff

The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. The Filipinos were said to have returned fire before escaping after a seven-hour siege

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev Asks to Delay Boston-Bombing Trial

Lawyers for Boston-bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a petition on Friday asking a federal judge to delay his trial to Sept. 1, 2015. The defense argues it needs more time to prepare, given the volume of evidence to sort through and the severity of the charges

KISS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tops $100 Million

Donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge broke the $100 million mark Friday as people around world continue to dump ice on their heads and donate to the ALS Association to help combat Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than 3 million people have donated