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National & World Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict, sentencing Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict, sentencing
Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend.
National & World Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists
Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.
National & World Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US (Photo Gallery)
In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap - but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching.
National & World Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.
National & World Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford
Enough with the crack smoking, public drunkenness and outrageous behavior. After four years in which City Hall has sometimes been as entertaining as a circus sideshow, Toronto residents appear eager for something altogether different in their mayor: DULL.
National & World Disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine Disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine
The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.
National & World Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.