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Burkina Faso army general takes power

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President Blaise Compaore was forced out of office by a burst of violent protests in which parliament was set ablaze.

How did miners survive 69 days underground? New book shares true story

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The detailed accounts of 33 Chilean miners and their families are the basis of a new book called, "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set them Free."

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Kansas airport crash leaves at least 4 dead (updated)

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Wichita fire officials say at least four other people were taken to a hospital and five more are unaccounted for after the Thursday morning crash at Mid-Continent Airport.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Menino, who served for 20 years, helped lead his shaken city through crisis following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.

UN ambassador in Sierra Leone for closer look at Ebola crisis

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

Attacker made video of himself before shooting, Canadian police say

Police say they have "persuasive evidence" the shooting at a war memorial and Parliament building was ideologically and politically driven. The video, under analysis, will not be released for now.

New Jersey releasing quarantined nurse

The New Jersey Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox, a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa, had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

Instagram artist under investigation for 'artistic' vandalism in national parks

Artist Casey Nocket recently traveled to several national parks on the west coast. But while taking in the natural sights, she created her own: Nocket allegedly scrawled her own drawings and artwork onto the landscape.

Many Tunisians vote in key test of Arab Spring's legacy

Voter turnout has been reported at around 60 percent of the electorate, as Tunisians cast votes in their country's first full parliamentary election Sunday.

Nicaragua follows its own path in dealing with drug traffickers

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.

US marines leave Afghanistan, along with British force

The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first established nearly 6 years ago. For Britain, the day brought an end to 13 years of military operations in Afghanistan.

Boko Haram reportedly abducts more girls despite cease-fire deal

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

A day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched what the prime minister called a terrorist attack, a top police official said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport.

Frank Mankiewicz, aide who announced Robert Kennedy's death, dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.