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U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles."

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi is suing the business

A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse is now facing terror charges after authorities say he went to Syria to join the Islamic State group

Colombia's government and biggest rebel group reach a deal for ending a half-century of hostilities, one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others

Donald Trump is continuing to modify his previous pledge to deport the 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally

A jury has convicted a Georgia man accused of pouring scalding water on a gay couple as they slept

The UN Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch

Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium

Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks

Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18-month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby L'Aquila

Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big

A federal prosecutor told the jury Wednesday that Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, made millions by hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and selling that data to other criminals

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands race to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that kills 159 and reduces 3 central Italian towns to rubble

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says his first reaction to six players being arrested over the weekend was disappointment

Paisley Park, the private estate and production complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for public tours starting Oct. 6

An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015

Yoenis Cespedes says he has no plans to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Mets

The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency

Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, saying it creates jobs and saves lives

The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet

Fans waved American flags and cheered as Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles arrived home in Texas following the games in Rio de Janeiro

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns to hospital due to a recurring infection

The CIA is releasing 2,500 newly declassified intelligence briefs provided to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford

Three young children kidnapped after their mother was killed in Southern California have been found safe in New Mexico

California lawmakers have approved a 10-year extension of the state's landmark climate change law

An underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used in atomic tests in the Pacific

Anxious school officials are denouncing Michigan's plan to potentially close an unspecified number of chronically low-performing schools

The Olympics are over

More than half of the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of State donated personally or through corporations and other entities to the Clinton Foundation

Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses

The brother of a deaf man shot by a North Carolina state trooper says the 29-year-old was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers

The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team

Audio from sunken freighter El Faro's "black box" shows captain ordered crew to abandon ship hours after leaving Florida and becoming caught in hurricane last year

U.S. communities hard-hit by coal industry layoffs in eight Appalachian states and Texas are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant


Apologists are trying to blame ethanol for oil's problems.

The U.S. military says an airstrike in Syria may have inadvertently killed an unspecified number of civilians

Pfizer continues shopping spree with deal for AstraZeneca's portfolio of anti-infective pills

Low interest and cautious bidding marked this year's federal sale of leases on oil and gas tracts in the western Gulf of Mexico

After the party, the hangover: With the Rio Olympics fading into memory, Brazil returns to longstanding political divisions and prepares for a final Senate vote on whether to permanently oust its embattled President Dilma Rousseff

Two officers in a suburban Denver police department that's under federal investigation are no longer allowed to train recruits after taking them to play "Pokemon Go" instead of teaching them

Giants owner Mara 'comfortable' with NFL suspension of Brown

France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a 'provocation' that he says supports radicalized Islam

"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey

Moscow police say a man who claimed to have a bomb seized a bank in the center of Russia's capital and took four people hostage, but he later surrendered peacefully

No one should be surprised the Clinton Foundation was hawking access to Hillary.

The British independence advocate says he will speak at a rally with the Republican nominee.

Donald Trump pledged to aid Hispanic voters in the crucial swing state of Florida

Italy's earthquake was a lot weaker than the one in Myanmar, but it did more damage

A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said

An Ohio sheriff who is up for re-election this fall has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes, deceived doctors into giving him painkillers and misused department funds

Israel's military has cleared its forces of wrongdoing in three deadly incidents of the 2014 Gaza war_ including an airstrike that killed 15 members of a single family

America has a debt problem, and the big borrower this time may surprise you: Corporate America

A Mississippi man who tried to travel to Syria with his fiancee to join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to eight years in prison on federal terrorism charges

This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken

A Georgia man who threw boiled water on a gay couple has been sentenced to 40 years in prison

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year

U.S. officials are publicly criticizing European investigations into favorable tax arrangements that Apple and other multinational companies have reached with Ireland and a few other countries

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold

Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions raised by rival Donald Trump about 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup

A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him says he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years

The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday

Harriet Tubman hasn't just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill, she'll also be playing a major role in the WGN America drama series "Underground" for its second season

Paleontologists digging at the bottom of a strange cave in northern Wyoming say they have uncovered a trove of animal bones from the last ice age this summer and have enough funding to head back next year to continue their search

Officials say militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan, killing at least one person and wounding another 18 as security forces were still combing the campus in search of attackers

A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey is suing the performers and the venue's operator

After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door

Turkey launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian rebels retake a border town from Islamic State militants

The military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day

Donald Trump's new line on immigration _ "fair, but firm" _ is leaving both Republicans and Democrats asking whether Trump is softening his approach

The former neurosurgeon stopped short of endorsing theories that either candidate is in poor health, but he said more disclosure is better than less.

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter the highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president

Broadway's revival of "The Color Purple" has lured a real dream girl _ Jennifer Holliday

Civil asset forfeiture creates perverse incentives that can cost you your property.

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms

Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenging Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well."

Merkel urges Britain to file formal request for EU exit soon to ease relationship with bloc

A new study finds that a growing number of seniors are bringing in cash through the gig economy.

Republican Donald Trump recommended to Florida Gov. Rick Scott that he give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration

Roots drummer Questlove is starting a 3-hour weekly show on the streaming music service Pandora that will feature music, interviews and conversations from the Grammy-winning musician

Roger Federer says he contemplated scenarios in which he would play in the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open, and vice versa

A spokesman for explorers searching for a legendary Nazi "gold train" in Poland says there is "no train, no tunnel" at the site where they have dug extensively

Over 75 percent of Americans who don't identify with a faith system grew up with religion, a new study says.

Authorities are calling Wednesday's events a 'complex attack' and there is at least one reported death.

After escaping the clutches of Islamic State, Yasmin, a 17-year-old Yazidi girl, was so traumatized by her captivity that she poured gasoline on herself and set it alight _ hoping to render herself no longer desirable

There may still be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive," Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" as the top films of the 21st century _ so far

Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests

What everyone's saying about Clinton Foundation donors meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The latest revolutionary robot isn't the hardened costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer

The Army general overseeing the prosecution of Bowe Bergdahl says no one influenced his decisions about the case

A judge has refused to set bond for a Mississippi man accused of the killings of five people and an unborn child

Observers worry that terror attacks in the country are increasing public fear and lowering tolerance.

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday Thursday

The vice president’s trip comes as Turkey launches a massive raid to seize a major Islamic State group position.

When a court makes decisions by a majority vote, no one likes an even number of deciders

A Nigerian man who wrote the president's name on his dog and paraded the pet where the leader is popular has been charged with breaking the peace