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HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.Attorney Eugene Fidell, ...more

Reuters News - 7 mins ago

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and now faces a U.S. Army probe into his conduct, wants to leave the military and return to civil ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military off ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.In the bond market ...more

Reuters News - 20 mins ago

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday. A federal appeals court revived a religion-based challenge to a U.S. regulation th ...more

Reuters News - 20 mins ago

By John Clarke (Reuters) - A Maryland State Police trooper has been suspended without pay after sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting a naked man drinking at a bar in a barbecue restaurant, authorities said on Wednesday. ...more

Reuters News - 26 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue, as it works through an internal overhaul aimed at cutting costs and re-orienting the sprawling computing company. HP recorded sales of $27.6 billion ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor and archbishop convened a round-table meeting of police and minority community leaders on Wednesday to diffuse tensions between the groups, days before a march to protest the death of a black man placed in a chokeh ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.Holder was visiting with diners Wednesday at a restauran ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates. ...more