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shopping

U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

ISIS

Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

burgerking

It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

veterans

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

isis

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

brown

Michael Brown remembered in Missouri, march planned

Family and supporters celebrated the life of the black teen slain by a white officer in a funeral ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

ISIS

Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

Republicans want more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

brown

Mourners, civil rights leaders attend funeral of slain Missouri teen

Mourners remembered Michael Brown with words of goodwill and joy rather than the violence and outrage that has followed his killing.

stocks

S&P 500 tops 2,000 for the first time

The S&P 500 rose to a new record on Monday.

army

‘All clear’ given at Fort Lee after active shooter reported

A female soldier shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, Virginia, sparking a lockdown of the U.S. Army installation.

burgerking

Burger King could buy Tim Hortons

Burger King is in talks to acquire the Canadian coffee chain in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse.

panda

How does a panda celebrate a birthday? With cake, of course

Rambunctious panda bear cub Bao Bao celebrated a rare first birthday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.

obama

As Obama’s vacation ends, criticism does not

Presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans.

wine

Cali wine country rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake

An earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco, injuring more than 100 people around the picturesque town of Napa.

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Monday Night Football: Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

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Chicago Bears' helmets sit on the bench during the second half of an NFL football pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Panthers won 24-17.

Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett, and the Chicago Bears took advantage of some early mistakes by the New York Jets before holding on for a 27-19 victory Monday night.

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Denver CB Harris: “Wilson better than Luck”

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, left, meets with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The Colts defeated the Seahawks 34-28.

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris declared after Seattle's 26-20 win that Russell Wilson is better than Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

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Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

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The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. The move was announced Monday by team president John Schuerholz, one day after the team was eliminated from the NL playoff race.

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Husky RB Callier out for season

Washington running back Jesse Callier cheers from the bench during an NCAA college football game between Washington and Illinois Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle.

Washington running back Jesse Callier is out for the season after rupturing his achilles, the team announced Monday.

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Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes