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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
California wine country hit by 6.0-magnitude quake
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
US citizen held in Syria has been freed
James Foley's family celebrates his life, prays for safe return of hostages
The family of murdered U.S. journalist James Foley prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages Sunday as hundreds gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line.
Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.
Monday, August 25, 2014
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northern California early Sunday, knocking out power and causing some damage to roads in Napa and Sonoma counties, officials said.
National Zoo celebrating panda cub's first birthday
The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Saturday, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage.
Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.
Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.
A South Korean-born man whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.
Old US arson-murder rap tossed, man freed after serving 24 years
  
  
  
  
  
  
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