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Mass grave found as Mexico probes town's violence

Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in Iguala a week ago found a mass grave on the edge of town, raising fears the pits might hold 43 missing students.

What we know about the American being held by the Islamic State

Peter Kassig was an Iraq War veteran who went to Syria to volunteer at hospitals. In a profile, Kassig said he's an idealist who believes in hopeless causes.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of British hostage

An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.

Anti-protest mob attacks Hong Kong student camp

In the territory's crowded Mong Kok district, a group of anti-Occupy Central demonstrators broke through police lines and tore up the pro-democracy activists' camp.

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday.

Supreme Court to consider rules on judicial campaign cash

The Supreme Court said Thursday it will resolve a growing debate over whether states that elect judges can stop candidates from directly seeking campaign contributions.

No action from Supreme Court on gay marriage

The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The gay marriage cases are not among cases the court agreed to hear in its term that begins next week.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are risking another round of confrontation with police, who are unlikely to allow government buildings to be stormed.

Tracy Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Tracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends.

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year.

White House intruder made it to doorway of green room

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

Facebook requires real names — what about drag queens?

Dozens of queens’ profiles were deactivated because they used stage names. While Facebook says requiring real names will curb abuse, LGBT groups disagree.

Japan volcano: 5 more bodies found, bringing toll to 36

Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

Hong Kong tense as democracy activists face down police

Tens of thousands used umbrellas to deflect tear gas canisters as authorities tried unsuccessfully to break up demonstrations in the city's Central business district.

Sen. Durbin to seek probe of air center sabotage

The Illinois Democrat said that he will ask federal inspectors general to investigate whether there the sabotage of a regional air control center that disrupted Chicago's airports.

Police say Ferguson officer shooting not linked to protests

Protesters were not involved in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson Saturday night, authorities said.