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Businesses may now permit dogs in their outdoor spaces such as patios or courtyards. Previously they faced fines for health violations.
The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of foreign terrorists, and the death of Michael Brown in Missouri have created policy and political questions that the president has to deal with.
The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants. The Islamic State controls parts of Iraq and Syria. How much can the U.S. really accomplish with airstrikes?
Peter Theo Curtis was released by Jabhat al-Nusra, known as the Nusra Front. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.
Early Sunday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Napa Valley — shaking some houses off their foundations, sparking fires and causing extensive damage to the historic downtown district.
Lord Richard Attenborough, the acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director died Sunday. He forged a lengthy acting career. As a director, he was known for Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.