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It'll culminate Saturday afternoon with what should be an impressive visual display that came about through a grassroots movement largely driven by social media.

AMMAN, Jordan — On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and rose occasionally from plastic chairs to greet supporters.

WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.

NEWARK, N.J. — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium.

Thirteen years after protesters stormed the state Capitol over a state income tax that lawmakers were considering, Tennesseans will decide Nov. 4 whether to permanently ban any new state or local personal income or payroll tax in Tennessee.

Hutcheson Medical Center plans to get back into the business of birthing babies.

Wendy Tiech climbed off her bike after riding it for 116 rolling miles in Sunday's Little Debbie Ironman competition.

A month before her disappearance, a witness testified Monday, Victoria Witherspoon Carr stood on her parents' Duncan Avenue porch and listened to threats tossed out by her husband, Adolphus Hollingsworth.

Ellen Conley, of Stone Mountain, Ga., competed in her first full Ironman in Chattanooga on Sunday, and the 23-year-old finished first in her age group and was at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Monday morning to claim her spot in the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Terrance Eberhardt couldn't talk Monday afternoon. His mouth was wired shut.

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