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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola


The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

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CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message


(RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad... More>>

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight


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... More>>

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State


As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier... More>>

Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers


Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. More>>

Duke study: Water contamination tied to wells, not fracking Video included


A new study by scientist from multiple schools, including Duke University, says problems with the wells and not hydraulic fracturing itself, was the primary cause of drinking water contamination issues in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas. More>>

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents


The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their... More>>

Report: Accused killer admits to cannibalism Video included


Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence


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... More>>

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor


Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers... More>>

700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks


This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same... More>>

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day


Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. More>>

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue


Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. More>>

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja


Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. More>>

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking


A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. More>>

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat Video included


Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. More>>

Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic


Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.


4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent... More>>

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

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Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts. More>>

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce


How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. More>>

Man allegedly cooked dog, fed it to ex-girlfriend


A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her. More>>

Mark Sanford calling off engagement with fiancee Video included

Congressman Mark Sanford. (Source: Facebook) Congressman Mark Sanford. (Source: Facebook)

In lengthy post to Facebook, Congressman Mark Sanford said he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur. More>>

Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air


Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster... More>>

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid... More>>

Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat


President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is... More>>

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas


Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal... More>>

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?


On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But... More>>

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed


The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. More>>

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group


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 put aside... More>>

Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote


Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain. More>>

Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete


By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a... More>>

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests


A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute. More>>

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  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:32:01 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >>
    Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.More >>
  • Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

    Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:31:54 GMT
    Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.More >>
    Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said.More >>
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:22:54 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...More >>
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