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National Hurricane Center Says Erika Dissipates
Tropical storm loses strength as it hits Haiti.
Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Prison in Egypt
Rights advocates say their arrest was part of a crackdown on free speech.
Will Donald Trump's Love of Hyperbole Backfire?
Trump tells voters how fantastic everything is going to be once he's president. But that could hurt him.
Poll: Democratic Support for Hillary Clinton at Lowest Since 2012
Clinton still has a lead of more than 20 percentage points over her nearest rival, Bernie Sanders
Columbia Seeks to End Lawsuit by Accused Student in Mattress Case
A recent graduate is suing the university for allowing a student who accused him of rape to harass him by carrying a mattress around campus in protest.
Ashley Madison Courted Several Buyers Before Hack
Some unnamed investors wanted out and multiple attempts to close a deal or raise funds failed.
Rebekah Brooks Returning to News Corp as UK Chief: FT
Brooks quit in July 2011 amid revelations that News of the World staff had hacked into the phones of thousands of people to break news.
Former New Hampshire Prep School Student Owen Labrie Found Not Guilty of Rape
The jury found him guilty of lesser misdemeanor counts of having sex with a person under the age of consent.
Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Erika
The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted the storm will travel "up the spine of Florida" from Sunday into next week.
'Sister Wives' Used Same-Sex Marriage Ruling in Polygamy Case
The stars of the reality show used the Supreme Court's recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah's polygamy ban.
Inside Donald Trump's Efforts to Mock Jeb Bush
Trump has been relentlessly needling Bush on social media.
Planned Parenthood: Anti-Abortion Group Distorted Fetal Tissue Videos
The Center for Medical Progress has released videos showing Planned Parenthood gathering fetal tissue from abortions.
New York Man Convicted of Trying to Buy Ricin 'Death Pills' Online
A jury convicted Cheng Le of three counts, including attempting to possess a biological toxin for use as a weapon.
Please Stop Looking for Lost Nazi Treasure Train, Poland Asks
“I’m certain the train exists, but it might contain dangerous materials from World War Two,” said a culture ministry authority.
Hundreds Feared Dead After Boat Packed with Migrants Sinks off Zuwara, Libya
More than 2,300 people have died this year in attempts to reach Europe by boat.
President Names Top Greek Supreme Court Judge to Lead Caretaker Government
Vassiliki Thanou will be sworn in on Friday.
China Arrests 12 for Tianjin Explosions
The detentions came a day after the Communist Party sacked the head of China's work safety regulator.
South Sudan President Signs Peace Accord With Rebels
Yet President Salva Kiir told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he still had "serious reservations."
U.S. Drone Strike in Syria Kills Junaid Hussain, Leading ISIS Hacker
It was the second reported killing of a senior Islamic State figure in the last eight days.
Prediction Markets: Bush to Beat Trump in GOP Race
Donald Trump is dominating polls, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets.
Owen Labrie, St. Paul's School Rape Trial Defendant: Sexual Encounter Was Consensual
Owen Labrie, 19, has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually assaulting the girl at St. Paul's School in Concord in May 2014.
Police Officer Shot and Two Others Stabbed in Louisiana
Police later captured the suspect in Sunset, Louisiana a town about 70 miles from Baton Rouge.
Rescuers Save 3,000 Migrants In One Day Off Coast of Libya
More than 50 people were found dead on the boats, the Italian coast guard said.
Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Appeals Court Rules
A refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples could not be defensibly argued in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling, the judge said.
Taliban Seizes District in Afghanistan's Helmand Province
Two U.S. service personnel were also killed elsewhere in Helmand.
Some 50 Migrants Found Dead in Boat off Libya: Coast Guard
The migrants were found during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.
U.S. Commuters Spend About 42 Hours a Year Stuck in Traffic Jams
Washington, D.C., has the worst gridlock in the country, with commuters wasting 82 hours a year stuck in traffic.
Judge Condemns Colorado Movie Gunman James Holmes to 12 Life Sentences and More
The Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.
Wall Street Opens Higher but China Jitters Persist
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 312.94 points to 15,979.38.
Hiker Saves Dog from Scalding Idaho Hot Springs
Temperatures at Panther Creek had apparently grown dangerously high, possibly from drought conditions.
White Supremacist Charged With Murder Says He Spared Non-Jewish Woman
Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, is representing himself at the trial.
U.S. Cracks Down on Rentboy.com, Largest Online Male Escort Service
Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and the employees were charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.