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Photos: Crisis in Syria

UN experts are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as the U.S. and allies prepare for the possibility of a punitive strike against President Assad's regime.…

Hurricane Isaac: One year later

Isaac barely had hurricane-strength winds when it blew ashore southwest of New Orleans a year ago, but its effects are still apparent in coastal areas where it flooded thousands of homes.…

Photos: Wildfire rages near Yosemite

Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect communities in the path of the Rim Fire raging north of Yosemite National Park.

This image from video provided by KMBC-TV shows the scene of a school bus crash Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Bonner Springs, Kan. A spokeswoman for a private Kansas City, Mo., school says eight sixth-grade girls have sustained noncritical injuries after their school bus overturned in Bonner Springs, Kan. The spokesperson says the bus was carrying 30 girls to a campout. (AP Photo/Courtesy KMBC-TV)

Photos: Kansas school bus accident

Several children are injured after their school bus crashed in northeast Kansas, but officials say no one was critically hurt.…
In this undated photo provided by the Essendon Baseball Club, player Chris Lane wears his baseball equipment, in Australia. (AP Photo/Essendon Baseball Club)

Photos: Australian player random slaying

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with the killing of 22-year-old Australian collegiate baseball player Christopher Lane, 22.…
A police officer stands at the scene at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy after reports of a gunman entered the school, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. Superintendent Michael Thurmond says all students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur east of Atlanta are accounted for and safe Tuesday and that he is not aware of any injuries. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Photos: Gunman in custody at Georgia school

All of the students and teachers at an elementary school near Atlanta are said to be safe and accounted for, after reports of gunfire at the school. …
In this photo released by the Philippine Airforce Monday, Aug. 19, 2013  shows an aerial view of flooded houses in Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines . Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. (AP Photo/Philippine Air Force)

Photos: Torrential rains deluge the Philippines

Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters.…
An Egyptian carries a poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi among debris from a protest camp in Nahda Square, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Photos: Death toll in Egypt rises

The violence began when police moved to clear two sit-in camps in Cairo by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, ousted in a military coup on July 3.…
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Photos: Flooding hits parts of central US

Water-weary residents of several central U.S states are girding for more rain and possible flooding after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches in some locat…
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Photos: Fort Hood shooting trial

Opening arguments began, and witnesses took the stand in the long-awaited military trial for the man accused of the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood.…