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The U.S. State Department has confirmed an American hostage held since 2012 was freed by his kidnappers on Sunday in Syria. Peter Theo Curtis, US journalist kidnapped near Syria 2 years ago, is freed. http://t.co/EZt171L2Hj pic.twitter.com/...
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24 in Napa, California. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which hit Northern...
WASHINGTON — Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war. Paul is a...
Grappling with a population boom, the maternity ward at the Jose Favella Hospital in the Philippine capital of Manila is one of the busiest in the world, with an average of 60 births per day. No other hospital in the country has a higher birth rate...
WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans’ presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he’ll try to move to the top of his party’s ticket in 2016. When asked on Sunday about...
The Philippine capital of Manila is now one of the most densely-populated urban areas on earth. The city, the second-most populous city in the country, is so congested that its nearly 1.7 million inhabitants occupy just over 9,500 acres. And with...