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U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria

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.


09/23/2014 05:58:57am
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Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

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.


09/23/2014 05:20:55am
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Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by November: WHO
Geneva (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday.
09/23/2014 04:47:56am
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W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammo

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.


09/22/2014 07:16:16pm
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Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

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.


09/23/2014 04:50:00am
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About 100 climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street

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. ...


09/22/2014 11:16:18pm
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Security heightened at Colorado army base after reports of shots fired
(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)
09/23/2014 02:37:41am
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Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes
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.
09/23/2014 05:22:34am
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3 missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border

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


12/31/1969 07:00:00pm
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Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.

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.


09/22/2014 02:24:57pm
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Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your Mailbox


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Have you ever wondered how all of those colorful auto dealership promotion pamphlets arrive in the mail at the exact moment you are contemplating a new car purchase? Oddly enough, they are perfectly timed to coincide with your vehicle-buying n

Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Grandbabies bring so much joy. However, it's not unusual for the curious, tiny fingers of youngsters to end up in places they shouldn't. Putting precious or breakable objects out of rea

Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses Ready?


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is t

As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients Struggle


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - It's a David-vs.-Goliath dispute, and millions of patients are caught in the middle -- perhaps even unaware they're about to lose coverage for the compounded medications they need for their conditions. At issue are the customized medications

If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Remember how mom always reminded you about your posture? Turns out she was right. Years of poor posture, we now know, puts undue pressure on the spine and supporting muscles and ligaments that can result in everything from back pain to muscle