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In Ferguson, women refuse to be eclipsed

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students' questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she ...

Iraqi forces repel Islamic State attack on Ramadi

BEIRUT -- Iraqi pro-government forces on Saturday repulsed an assault by the militant group Islamic State on the city of Ramadi, capital of western Anbar province, according to official and media accounts.

Al Iraqiya, the semiofficial state news ...

BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

San Francisco's BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years.

The trains started running on time at 6 a.m. ...

Aleppo could soon be under siege by Syrian troops

Syrian troops are on the brink of surrounding the rebel-held portion of Aleppo, a major setback for the opposition, which has increasingly found itself on the defensive and losing territory in the war.

The outgunned antigovernment fighters are ...