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Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation

A nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader filed a petition Friday asking the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles.

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Homeland Security warns US retailers about hacking software

The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software that could steal customer financial data.

A street market remains empty in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quarantine measures to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia.

A food crisis follows Africa's Ebola crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

Obama's reaction to Ferguson raises questions about president's role

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

In changing America, gay masculinity has 'many different shades'

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms, but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

It was not immediately clear who carried out Friday's attack, which the lawmakers blamed on "militias" in an apparent reference to Shiite armed groups.

Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese jet made several close passes by the Navy P-8 Poseidon plane, coming within 30 feet of it.

What President Obama shares with the Godfather

More like "Don Obama"? In order to understand the President's foreign policy moves, Harvard professor Stephen Walt says look no further than the Corleones.

U.S. prisoner swap for Bergdahl broke the law, GAO says

The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

Hamas executes suspected informants after deadly Israeli strike

One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has executed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.

In riots sparked by an Ebola quarantine, a teen is shot and dies

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy sustained wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

Who are the protesters getting arrested in Ferguson?

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.

ISIS 'beyond anything we've seen,' Hagel says

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.

European fighters take on more prominent roles in the Islamic State

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Michael Brown: Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of officers from the St. Louis suburb.

US diplomatic cable puts chill on ALS ice bucket challenge

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.