• U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    The U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.

    Associated Press
  • Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

    JERUSALEM (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.

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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.

    AFP
  • W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammo

    Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.

    Reuters
  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    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.

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  • About 100 climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street

    By 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. ...

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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)

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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.

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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.

  • Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.

    A 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.

    AFP
  • Ebola toll passes 2,800: WHO

    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...

    Reuters
  • American would-be jihadis return home to FBI scrutiny

    An estimated 100 Americans have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State.

  • Arias trial: Judge maintains camera restrictions

    A judge refused to lift camera coverage restrictions in the penalty phase of Jodi Arias' retrial.

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  • Texas soldier beat daughter to death for soiled diaper, police say

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Dartarious Graham, a 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist, was arrested by El Paso police and charged with capital murder in the death of his daughter. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment and later died at a hospital on Saturday, police said. ...

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  • Lawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack

    A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend.

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  • NTSB investigating fatal Delaware bus crash

    Vehicle overturned, leaving 2 dead, dozens injured; police say no drugs, alcohol involved.

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  • Australian jets to join fight against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.-led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ...

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  • Weather may worsen for Calif. wildfires

    Hotter temperatures and erratic winds are expected after a cooler, wet weekend.

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  • Illinois town's birthday mega-bratwurst and bun

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

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  • #FloodWallStreet target NYC's financial district

    Activists to rally against "corporate polluters ...profiting from the fossil fuel industry."

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