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Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn’t Dent Afghan Poppy Production

Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn’t Dent Afghan Poppy ProductionThe Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has some more bad news for U.S. taxpayers: The $7.6 billion the United States has spent on its counternarcotic efforts in Afghanistan has done little to reduce poppy production.

Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of ‘Ferguson Commission’

Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of ‘Ferguson Commission’Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Tuesday that he was forming a panel that would study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old this summer.

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing TrialA judge in Boston says that some 1,000 pre-trial jurors may be asked to complete a questionnaire for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in January.

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed gowns for first ladies and for Holluywood stars died Monday. He was 82.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty AirbagsA massive auto recall on defective airbags was given fresh urgency on Monday, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encouraged the owners of nearly 5 million cars to get them fixed "immediately."

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing GirlfriendSouth African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced MembersA synod of Catholic bishops gathered at the Vatican has decided to eliminate a landmark opening to gays that had appeared in an interim summary of discussions made public earlier this week that had appeared to signal a possible shift in the tone of the church.

One Of 7 Northern White Rhinos Left In The World Dies In Kenya

One Of 7 Northern White Rhinos Left In The World Dies In KenyaNorthern white rhinos are one step closer to extinction, after one of only two breeding males known to exist was found dead at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

Latest Developments In The Ebola StoryIt's Monday, and Ebola still dominates the headlines. Here's a roundup of some of the latest developments.

A Pumpkin Festival Turns To Mayhem In Keene, N.H.

A Pumpkin Festival Turns To Mayhem In Keene, N.H.An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, N.H., devolved into mayhem as people threw beer bottles, lit fires, overturned at least one car and clashed with police late Saturday into Sunday morning.