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U.S. troops might face Islamic State

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Washington - The nation's top military officer raised the possibility Tuesday that U.S. troops could become involved in ground attacks against the Islamic State, despite repeated pledges to the contrary from President Barack...

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Odile lashes Los Cabos

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through the Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.

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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say...

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Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 9:50 am

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen.

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North Korea sentences American to 6 years at hard labor

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

North Korea has sentenced Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for committing “hostile acts,” after the American reportedly ripped up his tourist visa upon arrival at the Pyongyang airport in April.

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More nations to fight Islamic State

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Several Arab states have offered to conduct airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster its case for action against the Islamic State.

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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 10:42 am

The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.

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‘SummerBreak’ teens share what they did over the summer

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

It’s a 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop.

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Flood survivor in India: 'I'm fighting for a sack of rice'

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:07 am

Many of the hungry who lined up for free rice Saturday had been trapped in their homes for days by the floods that have killed hundreds in India and Pakistan. They were finally emerging, dehydrated and weak, but ready for a fight.

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France gives Netflix chilly reception

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight...

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Pistorius out on bail after conviction on lesser charge in girlfriend's slaying

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 3:01 am

Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday. In passing judgment, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend,...

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EU, U.S. toughen sanctions on Russia

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

The Obama administration on Friday imposed new, punitive sanctions against Russia, taking aim at the nation’s largest bank and prohibiting U.S. technology exports for shale oil projects, deepwater exploration and drilling in Russia’s...

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Video purports to show beheading of British aid worker

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 7:17 pm

Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.

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First ever evidence of a swimming, shark-eating dinosaur

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

When it wasn't putting T. rex to shame, the dinosaur Spinosaurus spent its time swimming - and chowing down on sharks.Until now, scientists didn't have any proof that there were swimming dinosaurs. There were some marine reptiles prowling...

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Arab allies pledge to join fight

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Jiddah, Saudi Arabia - Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to...

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Cameron pleads with Scots to preserve the British union

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday made an impassioned plea to keep Scotland in the union and urged voters not to vote for separation just to give "effing Tories" a kick.His intervention comes one week before...

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UPDATED: Judge says Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 8:19 am

The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend, Reeva...

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Inundated in India

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

An aerial view shows buildings submerged in floodwaters Tuesday in Srinagar, India. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday and have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless.

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Jet wreckage still scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hrabove, Ukraine - A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17...

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Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 9:48 am

A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday.

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Canada finds ship lost in famed Arctic expedition

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Toronto - One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of...

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Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 6:58 am

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.

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Hemingway's fishing logs could contain scientific treasures

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Cojimar, Cuba - Ernest Hemingway's love of the sea and eye for detail have scientists hoping that a visit to Cuba by the author's grandsons will open access to his fishing logs, which may be a treasure trove of information about the state...

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Taxis of the Marne

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

World War I enthusiasts dressed in French military uniforms stand next to the "Taxis of the Marne" Sunday during a commemoration parade in Paris. Weeks after World War I erupted, with the capital under threat from German invaders, necessity forced...

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3 Italian nuns found slain in Burundi convent

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 9:40 am

Three Italian missionary nuns were found slain in their convent in Burundi, church and ministry officials said Monday.

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