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Report: Wealthy Americans giving less to charities

The wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an analysis conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Parents of Islamic State hostage release photos, letter

The parents of an U.S. aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants on Sunday released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them from captivity in which he says he is scared to die but at peace with his belief.

Body IDs under investigation in Mexico mass grave

Mexican authorities examining a clandestine mass grave have found the bodies too badly burned to determine quickly whether they are among 43 students unaccounted for after a deadly clash between police and protesters a week ago.

CDC: Dallas Ebola patient ‘fighting for his life’

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said.

Colorado River gyroplane crash kills 2

Two people aboard a helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, but no one on the ground was injured, authorities said Sunday.

Tokyo bound typhoon kills U.S. airman, 2 more missing

A powerful typhoon is heading toward Tokyo after lashing southern Japan, where it killed at least one U.S. airman on Okinawa island and left two others missing. The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Phanfone was off the coast of southwestern Japan Sunday night, packing winds of up to 90 miles per hour.

2 Southern California crashes leave 10 dead — mostly teens

A pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California killed a total of 10 people, most of them teenagers, including a group of five boys and girls returning from an amusement park who were burned beyond recognition, officials said Saturday.

Oregon man charged after co-worker’s body found in cornfield

Prosecutors in Benton County have charged an Oregon man with killing a Pasco, Wash., co-worker whose body was one of three found near a cornfield in south-central Washington in August.

Blown tires stop Aeromexico flight’s takeoff

A pair of tires blew out on an Aeromexico jetliner carrying 129 passengers and six crew members as it was getting ready to take off from the Los Angeles airport early Saturday, forcing the pilot to stop the plane but causing no injuries.

ISIS events, acronym tarnishing businesses with the same name

Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store’s name or snapping pictures of the sign outside. Unfortunately, that’s life for a small-business owner whose shop — Isis Bridal and Formal — shares a name with ISIS, the acronym of a notorious Islamic militant group that the United States is fighting in Iraq and Syria.

5 killed in fiery Chino, 3-vehicle crash

Authorities say five people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on the edge of Chino. Chino police spokeswoman Monica Gutierrez said Saturday that officials were still identifying the dead from the crash that occurred Friday night.