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Debris reveals pilot in F-15 crash never ejected

DEERFIELD, Va. — When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C "Eagle" fighter jet Thursday, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching — the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft. read more

Putin calls on pro-Russian separatists to release trapped Ukrainian soldiers

KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian separatists to release trapped Ukrainian soldiers Friday, one day after Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into the southeastern part of the country in earnest ... read more

James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

James Foley was tortured by members of the militant Islamic State group who were modeling some of their techniques on those used by the CIA, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Foley was held by ISIS in Syria for nearly two years before his horrific ... read more

Iowa pol admits taking secret payments to switch '12 support from Bachmann to Paul

WASHINGTON – A former Iowa state senator who was a key official in Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to illicitly concealing payments he received to switch his support from Bachmann to then-Texas Rep. Ron Paul. read more

Missing University of Montana student's body found, car accident cited

A University of Montana student whose disappearance sparked a frantic, two-state search died in a car accident, a family friend said. Lucius Robbi, 21, has been found dead after vanishing more than a week ago while headed from Banks, Idaho, to the ... read more

Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine - New York Times


Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine
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MOSCOW — In a rare direct address to the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir V. Putin hailed on Friday the success of a recent rebel offensive and asked that a humanitarian corridor be opened to allow encircled Ukrainian Army ...
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Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: UN - Reuters


Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: UN
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said. The record figure is one million refugees more than a ...
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Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert as Fissure Eruption Watched - Bloomberg


Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert as Fissure Eruption Watched
Iceland put airlines on the highest level of alert after authorities detected an eruption north of the Bardarbunga volcano. The Icelandic Met Office raised the alert over the site to red and flights have been banned below 5,000 feet, air traffic controller Isavia said ...
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Reclining Seat Ruckus Forces American Airlines Flight To Divert To Boston - Chinatopix

Reclining Seat Ruckus Forces American Airlines Flight To Divert To Boston
For the second time in the U.S. this week, a commercial plane diverted its flight over a reclining seat ruckus when a hypertensive man became upset after the woman in front of him reclined her seat Wednesday night, aviation authorities said. Reports said the ...
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Nice Tan, Mr. President: Reactions to Obama's Latest Fashion Choice - 610kvnu

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Nice Tan, Mr. President: Reactions to Obama's Latest Fashion Choice
The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama wore a tan suit at his press conference Thursday and the Internet exploded. Although the president was making important statements about the Islamic State and Russia, supporters and critics focused ...
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Democratic senator: ‘extreme degree of skepticism’ about ISIL strike

Sen. Chris Murphy says he would be “very unlikely” to support expanding the US’s campaign against the brutal ISIL.
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More bad news for Malaysia Airlines

MoneyWatch: Malaysia Airlines makes major cuts; Google drones in the works
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
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Putin's message to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Obama: No ISIL strategy yet

President Barack Obama listens in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Squashing rumors of possible U.S. strikes in Syria, Obama said “we don’t have a strategy yet."
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Ebola: Disease caseload could reach 20,000, UN says

People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Health officials in Liberia said the other two recipients of ZMapp in Liberia — a Congolese doctor and a Liberian physician's assistant, have recovered. Both are expected to be discharged from an Ebola treatment center on Friday, said Dr. Moses Massaquoi, a Liberian doctor with the treatment team. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.
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