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Sharom Ibrahim, center, mother of Nur Shazana, a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was among the victims onboard Flight MH17, pours water on her grave during a burial ceremony at Taman Selatan Muslim cemetery in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to the country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Flight MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia ...

In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 photo, Thai police display pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the “Baby Factory” case: the 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month and found nine babies and nine nannies living in a few unfurnished rooms filled with baby bottles, bouncy chairs, play pens and diapers. They have since identified Mitsutoki Shigeta as the father of those babies - and seven others. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month and found nine babies and nine nannies living ...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse shows Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber. A spokesperson for the Samaritan's Purse aid organization said that Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa, would be released Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, ...

Protesters stand in the street as lightning flashes in the night sky in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since the guard's arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that ...

FILE - In this May 27, 2011, file photo shows American Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., as he poses for a photo in Boston. The beheading of Foley has forced a new debate over how the United States balances its unyielding policy against paying ransom to terrorist groups and saving the lives of Americans being held hostage by some of the world’s most dangerous extremists. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom for Foley

The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley's family in New Hampshire, a second U.S. official said. Both officials ...

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between ...

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Newborn baby gorilla born at OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is welcoming the arrival of a brand new baby gorilla. The female Western lowland gorilla was born early Saturday morning to mother, Ndjole and father, Togo. The baby, who has yet to receive a name, was a little over 4 lbs at birth and appears to ...

Liberian soldiers patrol in the West Point area as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of slum residents clashed with the gunmen, furious ...

School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity. Jurupa Unified Superintendent Elliot Duchon made the apology at a heated meeting Monday night. He also said the activity — which was ...

People march Aug. 19, 2014, during a rally for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Holder arrives in Ferguson, says he understands mistrust of police

Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race. Holder made ...

President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. Obama says the Islamic State abducts ...

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