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Court overturns hate-crime convictions in Ohio beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish

CINCINNATI - An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio....

posted: August 27,2014

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Rebels enter southeastern town as battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heats up

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling....

Missouri governor names new public safety director, nearly 3 weeks after police shooting

ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb....

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spreading in Syria with attacks by govt, Islamic fighters

GENEVA - The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N. commission...

Sources: US considering humanitarian relief mission for ethnic Turkmen in northern Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defence officials said Wednesday....

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone, epidemiologist evacuated: presidential adviser

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe....

Southern California beach community sees minor flooding in storm surge from Hurricane Marie

SEAL BEACH, Calif. - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by...

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