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2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.

Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A series of earthquakes destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others Saturday in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people, officials said.

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Munich expects 6 million visitors at Oktoberfest

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow.

'Nearly empty' Picasso museum open in Paris

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Paris' Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after five years of closure over a renovation fraught with setbacks, accusations and sackings. But if the public expects art they'll be disappointed: it's practically empty.

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.

Quotations in the News

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

"Was the door open?" — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, after a 42-year-old Texas man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before Secret Service agents apprehended him.

Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended.

Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.

Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.

Second man arrested trying to enter White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.