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U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON | The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

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U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

In this Sunday, July 13, 2014, image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya. The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a…

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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CORRECTS TO SAY SECOND NATIONAL CONVENTION INSTEAD OF FIRST - FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., during the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On F…

July 25, 2014 1:18 pm
Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this May 22 photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday in Chicago, organizers are holding the second national convention of fast-food wo…

July 25, 2014 1:18 pm
Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO | Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than …

July 25, 2014 1:18 pm Photos

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Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.

July 25, 2014 11:39 am
Central American leaders convening at White House

Central American leaders convening at White House

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks with reporters about the border crisis, veterans' health care, and future funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014. House Republicans and Senate Democrats are at an impasse on dealing with tens of thousands of young migr…

July 25, 2014 8:31 am
Central American leaders convening at White House

Central American leaders convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.

July 25, 2014 8:31 am Photos

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. | Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.

July 24, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)

July 24, 2014 9:26 am
AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding le…

July 24, 2014 9:26 am
AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

Jeanne Brown, who had a father and sister murdered, leaves the room after speaking at a news conference after the nearly two hour long execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie…

July 24, 2014 9:26 am
AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Di…

July 24, 2014 9:26 am
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX | A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison Wednesday in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene D…

July 23, 2014 8:22 pm
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Jeanne Brown, left, who had a sister and father murdered, speaks during a news conference as husband Richard Brown listens following the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution took nearly two hours.

July 23, 2014 8:22 pm
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood on Wednesday at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.

July 23, 2014 8:22 pm
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. | Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics' substantial monetary pie for years.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm
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