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Foley's captors wanted $132.5 million

The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million) for his release, according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne.

Foley was a freelancer for GlobalPost.

Earlier, Philip Balboni, the pre...

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U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

Both Americans who were treated for the Ebola virus have been discharged from the hospital.

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $72 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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We stand with Ferguson, Holder says

We're with you.

That's the message Attorney General Eric Holder says he delivered to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, when he visited Wednesday to check in on the federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael ...

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Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.

Conservative critics howled when Obama said in 2009 t...

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Hunt for British jihadi over Foley execution

An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.

The Islamic State militant on the video has his face covered, except for his eyes. But he has what sounds...

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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the...

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Israeli strike kills 3 Hamas military leaders

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. Seven civilians were also killed.

The three members of the Brigades' 15-member militar...

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Chief defends officers in fatal shooting

As new cellphone video emerged of a fatal confrontation that claimed the life of the African-American man, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tried to explain the officers' action in an appearance on CNN.

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'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled

People from other countries are traveling to the state of Zurich for the "sole purpose of committing suicide, a report says.

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Ridiculous 911 calls

Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

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Biggest data breaches of all time

UPS is the latest company to fall victim to a data breach, this one affecting 51 stores in 24 states. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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20 ways you're getting ripped off

You know you're paying too much for all sorts of things. But just how much?

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Heavy rains, landslides devastate Japanese city

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides that struck the Japanese city of Hiroshima, officials say. Take a look at images of the damage.

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Highest-paid models of 2014

Gisele Bundchen rules the roost when it comes to the world's highest-paid models. But who else is making bank?

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Americans detained abroad

Journalist James Foley is among a number of Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some, like Foley, are now dead.

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10 safest vehicles for pets

These vehicles are tops when it comes to pet safety.

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Dozens arrested amid violence in Ferguson

Dozens of people were arrested Monday night as violent protests continued over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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America's most/least 'honest' cities

Which cities passed a recent honesty test by Honest Tea? And which failed miserably?

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Who was James Foley?

Learn more about the life of journalist James Foley, beheaded by ISIS terrorists after his kidnapping in Syria.

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400 chinchillas rescued from Calif. home

The San Diego Humane Society rescues 400 chinchillas set to be electrocuted and skinned at a ranch home.

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Ferguson wakes up to calm streets

For the first time in days, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, awoke to calm streets as protesters remained peaceful overnight.

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Pentagon: Mission to rescue hostages failed

The Pentagon says it tried and failed to rescue American hostages like James Foley in Syria recently.

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Gov't: U.S. tried to rescue kidnapped journalist

Government officials say U.S. Special Op units went into Syria over the summer to try and rescue James Foley and other hostages held captive by militants.

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Getting answers in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ferguson as the investigation into Michael Brown’s death continues.

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James Foley's family: 'We miss his courage'

The family of executed journalist James Foley gave an emotional press conference outside their home in New Hampshire.

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Obama: 'No just God' would support ISIS

President Barack Obama speaks on the death of James Foley, saying "no just God" would support his execution by ISIS militants.

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Sorority girl ousted for pic with racial slur

A University of Alabama student is ousted from her sorority for posting a photo to social media with a racial slur in the caption.

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'Affluenza' teen's father arrested

The father of the "affluenza" teen who escaped jail time in a deadly drunk driving case is now under arrest himself.

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