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Pakistan's protests stay peaceful, for now

Pakistani children and female protesters sleep in front of the parliament building, during weeklong protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. They swarmed into the capital in their thousands, protesters calling for the prime minister's resignation and the dissolution of parliament. The week-long protests in the capital and around the parliament building have been loud and boisterous but peaceful. But despite their color, there is the other side to the demonstrations _ the increased demand for food, water and toilets to accommodate the thousands of people who turned out to support cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and popular cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)Anti-government protesters have called for the resignations of PM Sharif and his chief minister brother.


08/22/2014 01:06:40pm
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Manziel fined $12K for obscene gesture on Monday Night Football

The Browns rookie quarterback received a $12,000 fine from the NFL for an obscene hand gesture during Monday's 24-23 preseason loss to the Redskins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Manziel extended his middle finger at the Washington bench following a third-quarter incompletion.


12/31/1969 07:00:00pm
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Russia’s ‘direct invasion’: What we know and don't know

Did Russia just invade Ukraine? What we know and don't knowOn Friday, as a Russian "aid convoy" of 280 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border, NATO said that the Russian military was sending Russian-manned artillery units into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which certainly sounds like a formal military invasion, though NATO and the US have declined to call it that. This comes one week after a separate "incursion" of Russian military forces had crossed into eastern Ukraine, raising surprisingly difficult to answer questions about whether this now constituted a formal war between Russia and Ukraine. Did Russia really invade Ukraine outright?


08/22/2014 01:04:00pm
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Reid apologizes for Asian jokes in Vegas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after a Democratic caucus meeting. Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week.


08/22/2014 02:31:09pm
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'Direct invasion': Russian convoy enters Ukraine

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, drive in the direction of the Ukrainian border near the town of Donetsk, in Russia's Rostov RegionNATO chief: Air, ground forces building; heavy weapons going to separatists.


08/22/2014 01:50:36pm
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U.S. cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept, lodges protest

Handout of Chinese SU-27 fighter jet over the East China SeaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.


08/22/2014 02:52:50pm
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Is Perry's indictment a 2016 deal breaker?

Katie Couric - Now I Get It - Rick Perry indictmentFor a politician facing two felony counts, Texas Governor Rick Perry certainly looked cheerful in his mug shot. On Tuesday, August 19, he appeared at an Austin courthouse to answer charges of abuse of power and coercion. After being booked and fingerprinted, he headed to a local burger joint for an ice cream cone and tweeted a photo.


08/22/2014 06:08:38am
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2 Michigan boys critically injured in Ferris wheel fall

Patrons ride a Ferris Wheel at the Indiana State Fair Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. The fair comes to a close on Sunday, Aug. 17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.


08/22/2014 12:41:17pm
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Russia massing forces near Ukraine: NATO

Ukrainian border guards look at the first truck as it passes the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)NATO chief said air, ground forces building and heavy weapons going to separatists.


08/22/2014 11:19:06am
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James Foley's brother: US could have done more to save Jim

U.S. WENT IN TO RESCUE FOLEYFor the first time since the Islamic militant group ISIL released the shocking video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley earlier this week, his brother and sister are speaking about their grief.


08/22/2014 03:08:57am
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Fall Foes: Watch out for These Stinging Insects


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Many stinging insects become more aggressive in late summer and fall. Their hives are near maximum capacity, and they are scavenging for food to sustain the colony into the colder months. Being able to recognize different types of stinging pes

Fishing and Boating are Great Activities for the Entire Family


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - "Protecting Memories" reminds us that fishing and boating are great activities for your family to make memories on the water. Participating in these fun outdoor activities actually contributes to the protection and conserv

Enhancing the Curb Appeal of Your Home


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - August is National Curb Appeal Month, and there's no better time to spruce up the exterior of your home. Be sure to use colors that complement each other when repainting or replacing window frames, shutters, doors and othe

Reducing the Likeliness of Back Surgery With Chiropractic Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Who wouldn't want to avoid back surgery if there was a real alternative? Countless back pain sufferers could finally do just that as evidence continues to mount supporting the growing movement toward chiropractic care as the "first option" fo

Maximize Your Teleconferences With Better Tools


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - As the number of workers who telecommute or work remotely increases, conference calls are even more essential for effective communication. Having access to the latest technology will help ensure that all participants in the call are engaged in