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U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Near Baghdad, Marking First Step In Expanded Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. read more

California's King Fire doubles as wildfires spread

As of Monday evening, A 3,900-acre wildland fire burning in El Dorado County, California continues to displace many residents. VPC Nearly 1,500 firefighters Monday evening battled a rapidly spreading fire in the steep forests east of Sacramento, one of 11 ... read more

Obama to Unveil Expanded Ebola Response

President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history. Obama, who has called the outbreak a national security priority, will outline new steps to address the ... read more

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death says she had God by her side

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity, told Megyn Kelly Monday, “the situation was difficult but I was sure God would stand by my side.” Ibrahim, who arrived in New Hampshire Aug. 1 to begin a new ... read more

Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook buildings in Tokyo late Monday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET. The agency ... read more

Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight - New York Times


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Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight
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WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration ...
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Hundreds of thousands without power after Odile slams Baja California - Fox News


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Hundreds of thousands without power after Odile slams Baja California
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September 15, 2014: A fallen utility post blocks a road as seen through the windshield of a car in the city of Loreto, Mexico. (AP Photo/Fernando Lopez Pineda). CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail ...
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US Efforts to Build Coalition Against Islamic State Hampered by Sectarian Divide - Wall Street Journal


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US Efforts to Build Coalition Against Islamic State Hampered by Sectarian Divide
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A conference to discuss how to combat the Islamic State is under way in Paris. Made up of 26 countries, including the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia, it aims to show a united front on fighting the militant group. WSJ's Mark Kelly reports. U.S. efforts to build a ...
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US Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official - NBCNews.com


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US Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official
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The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC News. U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security ...
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Urban Outfitters apologizes for blood-stained Kent State shirt - Boston Globe


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Urban Outfitters apologizes for blood-stained Kent State shirt
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Share via e-mail. To. Add a message. Your e-mail. Print. Comments. WASHINGTON — ''Get it or regret it!'' read the description for a ''vintage'' Kent State sweatshirt that Urban Outfitters briefly offered for $129. There was just one available for purchase.
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Ukraine to ratify EU pact, offer rebels self-rule

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop of an armoured personnel carrier during a patrol in Donetsk region, on September 15, 2014
Ukraine moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.
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Officials: First U.S. strike in expanded Iraq fight

Rafale fighter jets fly on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq after taking off from the Al-Dhafra base in the United Arab Emirates, on September 15, 2014
Warplanes target the Islamic State group near Baghdad.
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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo provided by YosemiteLandscapes.com, large plumes of smoke from a wildfire rise over Bass Lake, Calif. Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California Monday that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/YosemiteLandscapes.com, Darvin Atkeson)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
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Crews battle 11 major California wildfires amid drought, heat wave

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National Forest
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battled nearly a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced hundreds of people to flee, destroyed dozens of homes and structures and charred thousands of acres of forest land left bone dry by the state's record drought.The most destructive of the 11 blazes, the Courtney Fire, quickly blackened 320 acres east of Yosemite after it erupted on Sunday, burning several homes to the ground, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. ...
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California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was convicted in January of lying about whether he lived in the district he sought to represent, was the first of three California Senate Democrats to face criminal proceedings this year. This effectively cost the party a cherished two-thirds majority in the California Senate. ...

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