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Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.

Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

An Alabama schoolteacher is suspended without pay after being accused of having students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

4 white lion cubs born at German circus

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A circus in Germany is celebrating the birth of four rare white lion cubs.

Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.

Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case.