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U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq

Residents inspect damaged buildingsYahoo News exclusive: New standards come after reports of women, children being killed by missile.


09/30/2014 03:30:50pm
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Louisville high school placed on lockdown

Members of the Louisville SWAT team prepare to enter Fern Creek High School to do a sweep Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police.


09/30/2014 03:26:01pm
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1 student injured, 2nd in custody at N.C. high school

Report: 1 shot, 1 in custody at North Carolina schoolA shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say.


09/30/2014 12:34:24pm
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Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court in Boston's South Boston neighborhood. Tsarnaeva has been arrested in New York City for allegedly threatening to bomb a Harlem woman. Police say that she is charged with aggravated harassment for threatening the woman over the phone on Monday, Aug. 25. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in court on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.


09/30/2014 12:19:06pm
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25 killed in Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks

Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. Two car bombs exploded in busy streets in the al-Horreyya district, killing 20 people and wounding 35, the sources said. There was also a mortar attack in the Sab al-Bour neighborhood of northern Baghdad that killed five people and wounded 15. (Reporting by Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Mark Heinrich)


09/30/2014 02:25:03pm
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Police officer kills man through car door in his driveway

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by the Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office, Earnest Satterwhite poses for a booking bug. Satterwhite spent some of the last moments of his life fleeing from officers that wanted to pull the 68-year-old man over on suspicion of drunken driving. Seconds after he pulled into a driveway off a dirt road in Edgefield County, an officer opened fired, leaving him one of 75 people in South Carolina killed by an officer since 2010. (AP Photo/Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office)Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.


09/30/2014 12:34:05pm
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U.K. launches first airstrikes on IS in Iraq

A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jet prepares to land at the Akrotiri British airbase in Cyprus, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27, 2014British tornado jets destroyed IS heavy weapons post, machine gun-mounted vehicle: report.


09/30/2014 01:24:37pm
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No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bagsGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ...


09/30/2014 02:23:02pm
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Hong Kong protesters won't stop rallies

Pro-democracy demonstrators let an ambulance go through as the protestors gather for the third night in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive.


09/30/2014 12:44:28pm
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Michael Phelps charged with DUI, speeding in Baltimore


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When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your Friend


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - You know you're supposed to do it twice a year. But what homeowner relishes the thought of climbing a ladder to check the health of his roof -- as key to a home's energy efficiency as that roof might be -- when the weather is turning sharply c

Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - It seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe you were in an auto accident, and for whatever reason -- taxes spring to mind -- you agreed to forgo a large, lump-sum payout from the other driver's insurance company in favor of small periodic p

Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - As the cold winter months quickly approach, people won't be the only ones huddling inside for warmth. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) encourages homeowners to take steps to prevent pests like cockroaches, rodents and nuisance w

Mes de la Hispanidad inspira liderazgo, empoderamiento, sentido comunitario


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Al celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, temas inspiradores tales como el liderazgo, el empoderamiento y el sentido comunitario tomarán un lugar central. Durante las próximas semanas, los casi 54 millones de estadouni

3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - The effective use of the VehSmart GPS device likely saved a trio of fishermen from Ecuador after their boat was attacked by robbers. The fishermen were sailing their small boat, Luis Miguel, southwest of the Santa Elena peninsula, when they we