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U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:58:57 -0400

An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Gulf on August 15, 2014The U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:20:55 -0400

An Israeli soldier scans the area from his tank positioned in the Israeli annexed Golan HeightsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.

Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic action: WHO
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:13:42 -0400

Geneva (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.

W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammo
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:16:16 -0400

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:50:00 -0400

FILE - This undated file image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12, 2014, and were never heard from again. Their bodies were found two weeks later. Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Israel Defense Forces, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.

About 100 climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:16:18 -0400

New York City police officers arrest a man taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 100 protesters were arrested on Monday in New York City during a demonstration that at one point blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The demonstration, called Flood Wall Street, drew hundreds of protesters, and came a day after a bigger action that brought 310,000 people to the streets of New York in what activists described as the largest protest ever against climate change. ...

Security heightened at Colorado army base after reports of shots fired
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:37:41 -0400

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army base in Colorado ordered "an increased security presence" on Monday evening after reports of gun shots on or near the base, Fort Carson authorities said in a statement. "This is not thought to be an active shooter event," they added added. The installation near Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver, said the incident near its northwest perimeter happened at about 7:50 p.m. local time. There were no reports of injuries and an investigation was underway. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:22:34 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.

3 missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Soldiers who went missing from a Cape Cod military base over the weekend have been found.

Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:24:57 -0400

A black bear is seen in the Shenandoah National Park in VirginiaA 22-year-old hiker walking with friends in the woods just an hour's drive from New York has been killed by a bear, police said Monday.

Ebola toll passes 2,800: WHO
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:35:08 -0400

A school official takes a Goverment Secondary School Garki pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer, as school resumes in AbujaAn outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...

American would-be jihadis return home to FBI scrutiny
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09:52 -0400

Travelers wait to have their passports stamped at the departure hall of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which was damaged by nearby Israeli airtrikes, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)An estimated 100 Americans have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State.

Arias trial: Judge maintains camera restrictions
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:15:01 -0400

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. A judge has ruled, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, that Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)A judge refused to lift camera coverage restrictions in the penalty phase of Jodi Arias' retrial.

Texas soldier beat daughter to death for soiled diaper, police say
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:20:44 -0400

Fort BlissBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Dartarious Graham, a 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist, was arrested by El Paso police and charged with capital murder in the death of his daughter. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment and later died at a hospital on Saturday, police said. ...

Lawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:44:50 -0400

William Lopez (Facebook)A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend.

NTSB investigating fatal Delaware bus crash
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:41:13 -0400

Passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner on ramp from southbound Del. 1 to Red Lion Road. Officials at the scene reported one fatality and several injuries from the crash the 4:20 p.m. crash on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Bear, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)Vehicle overturned, leaving 2 dead, dozens injured; police say no drugs, alcohol involved.

Australian jets to join fight against Islamic State
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:12:37 -0400

Two US F-15C's flank a Canadian F-18 as they take part in a flypast over the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.-led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ...

Weather may worsen for Calif. wildfires
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:29:54 -0400

Wildfires Head Toward Tahoe National ForestHotter temperatures and erratic winds are expected after a cooler, wet weekend.

Illinois town's birthday mega-bratwurst and bun
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:42:56 -0400

In this Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 photo, Jeff Butzinger of Belleville, Ill., and other volunteers carefully unroll a 200-foot bratwurst before it is cooked in downtown Belleville during the Belleville Bicentennial celebration. About 120 pounds of meat were used to make the giant brat. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Steve Nagy)BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

#FloodWallStreet target NYC's financial district
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:02:25 -0400

People fill the street during the People's Climate March, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)Activists to rally against "corporate polluters ...profiting from the fossil fuel industry."

Hot property: Apple sets iPhone sales record over weekend
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:18:55 -0400

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, people wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. The Apple's new devices were released on Friday in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened. Apple's shares were little changed at $100.98 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq on Monday. ...

Ex-NYC mayor Giuliani joins Activision's 'Call of Duty' legal team
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:24 -0400

Boston Red Sox v New York YankeesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.

How did intruder get through White House front door?
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:27:46 -0400

Affadavit: White House intruder armed with folding knifeA new surveillance video shows the path taken by the White House intruder on Friday after he hopped the fence, ran across the North Lawn, up the stairs and through the front door before he was stopped.

Turkey faces swell of Syrian refugees
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:28:00 -0400

A Syrian Kurdish refugee holds a baby as she waits after crossing the border near Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province, on September 21, 2014At least 130,000 flee as Islamic State militants seize villages.

Having trouble understanding Common Core? Katie Couric explains
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:20:58 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

NASA spacecraft arrives at Mars
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:39:53 -0400

the MAVEN spacecraft approaches MarsThe explorer Maven slips into the red planet's orbit following a 10-month journey.