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List of U.S. Embassies and consulates closed August 4

The following U.S. posts normally open on Sunday will be closed on Sunday, August 4. U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Obama briefed on security threat

President Barack Obama spent his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.

Library book returned after 185 years

Someone's going to have a huge overdue fine. A book has been returned to the Centre College Library in Danville, Kentucky. That's 185 years after it was checked out.

Graham praises Obama administration; trip to Egypt still on

One of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics in the Senate said Sunday that he approves of how the administration is handling the recent terror threats.

Whirlwind wedding allows dying tot to be best man for his parents

For most couples, a wedding day is one of the most joyous days of their lives. But for one Pennsylvania couple, this day is bittersweet. You see, the couple's best man is dying. And he's only 2 years old.

Hit-and-run driver plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk; 1 dead, 11 hurt

It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies at 91

He struck an imposing figure as Kang, the villainous Klingon commander who struck fears in the hearts of the federation.

Feds charge ex-FBI agent in alleged bribery scheme

A bribery scheme has led to the arrests of a former FBI special agent in New York and two Connecticut men, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said.

U.S. issues global travel alert, to close embassies due to al Qaeda threat

A U.S. global travel alert remained in place Saturday amid fears that al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks.

Russia flag stunt gets Bloodhound Gang band in trouble

An American rock band, Bloodhound Gang, is in trouble with the Russian authorities over a stunt which saw one of its band members stuff the Russian flag into his pants and pull it out from his backside.