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  • In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police

    In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police
    Romana Williams was out patrolling this week with a thumb-size video camera clipped to the collar of her white T-shirt. As the short, gray-haired woman approached the memorials for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by a local police officer, a...
  • More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities

    More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities
    Emboldened by recent court rulings, more and more counties and cities across the country are refusing to jail inmates extra days to give federal authorities time to deport them. In most jails until recently, inmates booked on criminal charges and...
  • U.S. to allow some Central Americans to seek refugee status from home

    U.S. to allow some Central Americans to seek refugee status from home
    In an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the U.S. illegally, President Obama has instructed immigration officials to allow citizens of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their home...
  • Rebel gains threaten U.S. campaign against Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen

    The Obama administration's muscular counter-terrorism campaign against a dangerous Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen is facing a new threat from the sudden military gains and growing political influence of a Shiite Muslim rebel group backed by Iran, according...
  • A potato-chip-shaped hole in ex-Detroiters' hearts

    A potato-chip-shaped hole in ex-Detroiters' hearts
    Like many former autoworkers, when Jim Mattson retired, he left the state where he'd spent his life and headed west. But there was something he missed about Michigan from his RV park in Arizona. Not the Detroit winters, certainly, nor the abysmal...
  • Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on...
  • After brush with Ebola in Dallas, family faces weeks of confinement

    Youngor Jallah hasn't left the cramped, two-bedroom apartment she shares with her husband and four children for the last four days — not since Jallah learned that her mother's boyfriend may have exposed her family to the deadly Ebola virus. The...
  • For Secret Service, a delicate dance of guards and guarded

    For Secret Service, a delicate dance of guards and guarded
    In July, President Obama stood on an outdoor stage before a crowd of 2,000 people at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The president had just begun a new campaign-style speech when a man in the crowd, standing less than 50 feet away, interrupted with...
  • Newest Washington memorial honors wounded veterans

    The story that Lois Pope likes to tell about her first interaction with war-wounded veterans takes place at a rehabilitation center in New York in the mid-1960s. Pope, an actress who had performed on Broadway, had been invited to sing there. Her...
  • Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland

    Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland
    For seven years, youth leader Abdirizak Bihi has waged a personal battle against an elusive foe: religious extremists using sophisticated online tactics to lure young Somali Americans abroad as militant foot soldiers and suicide bombers. Many of these...
  • Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani

    Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani
    Islamist militants besieging the Syrian border city of Kobani appeared poised late Friday for a direct assault on the predominantly Kurdish enclave after a day of intense shelling. After nightfall, at least three massive explosions, apparently from...