Wednesday August 27, 2014

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UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria with attacks by government, Islamic fighters

GENEVA - An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two cities...

posted: August 27,2014

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Sandbags, surfers fill beaches as Southern California sees high surf, braces for worse

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing....

Gaza cease-fire holding as Israel, Palestinians weigh gains after 50 days of fighting

JERUSALEM - An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting....

Police: Mother accused of putting baby in trash was trying to hide pregnancy from parents

KEARNS, Utah - A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbour's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...

Death toll in bus-truck collision in northwestern China rises to 15,

BEIJING, China - The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries, the local government said Wednesday....

Hackerspaces let would-be inventors work together to change the world - or just make cool stuff

MESA, Ariz. - Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape....

Journalist Peter Curtis arrives back in US 2 days after being freed by Syrian captors

BOSTON - Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said....

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