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Dead refugees found in a truck in Austria

Death Toll in Truck of Migrants Hits 71

Austrian police say three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a food struck on an Austrian highway. The toll includes eight women and four children, one of them an infant

Donald Trump media Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Trump

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tells TIME that the media needs to start demanding real answers from Donald Trump. "He can't and he should not get away with empty promises," says Ramos. "At stake is the future of this country"

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV this Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

NOAA Clouds

Florida Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Erika

Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida. The storm could hit the peninsula Monday, and Scott made his declaration shortly after forecasters predicted the Erika could go through the middle of the state

U.S. President Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana

Obama Celebrates New Orleans on Katrina Anniversary

President Obama called New Orleans a beacon of resilience and strength, a city swiftly moving forward in the wake of an epic tragedy just days before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the Gulf regions’ most devastating storms

Campus Shooting

Student Killed in Shooting at Savannah State University

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school. A statement posted on the university's website identified the victim as Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area

House Majority Leader Cantor leaves after a news conference

Eric Cantor Endorses Jeb Bush for GOP Nomination

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Jeb Bush, spurning several rivals who were aggressively courting the former GOP No. 2. "America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness," he said

Jozef Wesolowski

Vatican Official, Charged With Sexual Abuse, Dies

The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said

FDA Approves New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treating high cholesterol levels. Evolocumab, called Repatha, is made by Amgen and is the second of a new class of lipid-lowering agents that are hitting the market

<> on August 27, 2015 in New York City.

Asian Stocks Rise After U.S. Data Calms Investors

Asian stocks rose as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. Regional markets took their lead from Wall Street, where benchmarks had a strong finish