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A large mother earth float is rolled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

‘In the race of our lives’ with climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Thousands of peaceful demonstrators, including Native Americans in traditional clothing, politicians and top environmental activists, descended on Manhattan Sunday to draw attention to climate change. The People’s Climate March came before a United Nations Climate Summit scheduled to begin Tuesday, when 120 world leaders will meet to discuss strategies for achieving a new global climate treaty. The … 0

US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday. “We want them to wake up every day realizing that … 0

Scotland’s leader: Voters ‘tricked’ in referendum

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LONDON — The debate over Scotland’s future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were “tricked” into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain’s three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s outgoing independence leader, accused politicians in … 0

Flu shot time for the family

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect … 0

Terrorists’ reach as far as Australia

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had … 0

‘A soldier stood the kid up and killed him’

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ARCELIA, Mexico — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were … 0

US Border Patrol eyes use of body cameras

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to … 0

British hostage appears in new Islamic State video

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick, three-minute video shot with three cameras, John Cantlie, a photojournalist, said … 0

Winners in weird science: Ig Nobel Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PHYSICS: Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai for studying the slipperiness of banana peels. NEUROSCIENCE: Jiangang Liu, Jun Li, Lu Feng, Ling Li, Jie Tian and Kang Lee, for their study “Seeing Jesus in Toast,” and trying to understand what happens in the brains of … 0

Horse power gains favor among small farmers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MARATHON, N.Y. — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules. … 0

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday. Though people … 0

Iraq premier says no to foreign troops

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are “out of the question.” … 0

A close one

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes … 0