Parents of slain U.S. aid worker ‘heartbroken’

In this undated photo provided by the Kassig family, Peter Kassig, is shown with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, a co-founder of Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, was an advocate for Palestinians in their struggle for a homeland. The Islamic State...
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Islamic State beheads U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig

FILE – In this August 2013 file photo provided by the Kassig Family, Peter Kissig, who friends and family say changed his name to Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, works as a medic to help a wounded man near Deir Ezzor, Syria. A new graphic video purportedly produced by Islamic...

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement...
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Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams celebrates with fans after catching a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams...

Police: Man killed by train was pushed onto tracks

NEW YORK (AP) — A man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform was pushed onto the tracks Sunday morning by another man and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said. The assailant fled. Police said an unidentified man pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen...

Solange Knowles weds video director

NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles’ is known for her fashion as much as her music, and her weeekend wedding did not disappoint. The 28-year-old singer (and sister of Beyonce) wed video director Alan Ferguson, 51, over the weekend, her publicist confirmed on Sunday. The...
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Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

Kevin Harvick celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Kevin Harvick celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Homestead, Fla. (AP...
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Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, trucks leave a container wharf in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Nov. 17 that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September in the second straight quarterly decline. Most economists had forecast th...
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New video of MH17 downing shows alarm in Ukraine

In this image made from amateur video taken on July 17, 2014 and obtained by The Associated Press, men stand near the burning wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over...
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Comet scientists take break after 4 straight days

This is a combination photo of two images released by the European Space Agency, ESA, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. ESA says it provides strong indication that Philae touched down for the first time almost precisely where intended. The photo on the left was taken about 3 min 34 sec...